Football

MartezThrower

  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 224
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Rochelle, Ga.
  • High school Wilcox County

2021 – Freshman
• Saw action in eight games and totaled six tackles and a quarterback hurry
• Totaled a career-high three tackles at Mississippi State
• Charted his fi rst career tackle and a quarterback hurry in his collegiate debut vs. ULM
• Also had a tackle vs. Missouri and Iowa
• 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

High School
• Three-star prospect by the major scouting services
• Rated the No. 38 outside linebacker nationally and No. 54 overall prospect in Georgia by the 247Sports Composite
• Totaled 120 tackles, including 92 solo, 9.5 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery for a touchdown as a senior
• Named first-team All-State by the AJC
• Earned a spot on the Class A South defensive team by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association
• Named to the 2020 Class 1A Public All-State First Team by the GHSF Daily
• “Martez is an explosive hitter. He brings the hammer. He broke three facemasks in one game. Long story short, the guy will hit you. He will light you up,” Wilcox County coach Rob Stowe said
• Named the 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Preseason Player of the Year for Class A
• Named a preseason All-America candidate by Sports Illustrated
• Picked Kentucky over Arkansas and Nebraska

Personal
• Born in Hawkinsville, Georgia
• Son of Norma Brown
• Siblings are Deauntay Legrier, Britney Legrier and Shaina Legrier
• Major is kinesiology

Martez Says
• He chose Kentucky because it felt like home
• One word to describe him on the field is “determined”
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he likes to fish and hunt
• The person he admires most is his brother because he leads him the right way
• His passion in life is to be the best person he can be

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