February 17, 2007

Getting to know Randy Martinez

Now that Coach Kelly and his staff have put the finishing touches on the 2007 recruiting class, BearcatLair.com wants to take a closer look at each of the recruits. We get an experts opinion on what we can expect from these players and we also show you how life is off the field. Go inside The Lair to find out more about Randy Martinez

Randy Martinez Profile

Randy Martinez



Defensive End






Teaneck (NJ)

High School:


Recruiting Coordinator:

Charley Molnar

Second Team All-State pick after carding 82 stops and nine sacks as a senior...keyed Highwaymen to a 9-2 finish in 2006...totaled 356 tackles, including 27 sacks for his career under coach Dennis Heck...earned four all-league awards on the gridiron...posted a career record of 72-19 as a wrestler in the heavyweight division, highlighted by a 33-2 mark as a junior...three-sport letterwinner

What is your most memorable moment on the football field so far? Beating longtime rival Hackensack High School, the oldest high school football rivalry in New Jersey.

Who is your hero or role model in life and/or on the football field? His brother, they played together when Randy was a freshman and his brother was a senior and helped him stay focused on school.

Who is the one person in your life that has helped you the most when it comes to your development as a football player? Also his brother who would work with him after practice was over on getting better and stressing the importance of hard work.

What is your favorite movie? The Program.

What kind of music do you like and who is your favorite artist or group? Mostly rap and R & B, no favorite though.

What is your favorite food? Risoto, which he usually cooks himself.

What do you like to do outside off football in your free time? He enjoys cooking for himself.

Did you make any all conference or all state teams? 1st team All League and All County, 3rd team All State

What do you plan to major in when you get to college? Culinary Arts.

Why did you decide to come to Cincinnati? Felt it was the best fit, one of the only schools to offer his major and he and his family got along extremely well with Coach Kelly on his official visit.

What are your goals for after you graduate from Cincinnati? To be successful in whatever he does.

What is your mom and dads first name? His father's name is Jeffrey and his mother's name is Sharon.

What other schools were you considering before you choose Cincinnati? Virginia, Syracuse, Rutgers and Duke.

Favorite TV show is whatever is on ESPN, Sportscenter

Is there anything else you want the fans of Cincinnati to know about you as a person and as a football player? He works hard, never gives up and is a good student and person who will be an asset to the football team and student body.

Randy Dale Martinez...born Aug. 13, 1989...son of Sharon and Geoffrey Martinez brother Ryan plays football at Florida International... has a younger sister

Scouting Report: Martinez is a pure 'tweener, too small to play defensive end but not quick enough to play linebacker. However, he's a good looking athlete and might add bulk to be an overachiever at weakside defensive end. Mike Farrell National Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com

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