Martin receives NFLPA Collegiate Bowl invite

Nov. 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Slippery Rock University senior defensive end Marcus Martin has received an official invitation to play in the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl Jan. 20 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Martin, who will graduate in December with a degree in safety management and a minor in business administration, has won nearly every award he has been eligible for in his tenure at SRU. Earlier this fall he became the only player in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference history to be named a national finalist for the William V. Campbell trophy, which is known as the "Academic Heisman." He will attend the prestigious National Football Foundation Awards Dinner in New York City in December and will earn a minimum $18,000 postgraduate scholarship for being named one of the 13 national finalists. He is the only Division II finalist for the honor.