Marshel Martin

FB, WR/TE/H-BACK · Sacramento St.

HISTORY — From College Profile

Second Team All-Big Sky (2019)
HERO Sports Freshman All-American (2019)
Phil Steele Freshman All-American (2019)
Preseason All-Big Sky (2020)
Stats Perform Third Team Preseason All-American (2020)
Preseason All-Big Sky (2021)
Stats Perform Third Team Preseason All-American (2021)
HERO Sports Third Team Preseason All-America (2021)
First Team All-Big Sky (2021)
HERO Sports Sophomore All-American (2021)
AFCA Second Team All-American (2021)
Preseason All-Big Sky (2022)
Phil Steele Second Team Preseason All-American (2022)
Stats Perform Third Team Preseason All-American (2022)
Associated Press Second Team All-American (2022)
Stats Perform Second Team All-American (2022)
AFCA Second Team All-American (2022)
Phil Steele Fourth Team All-American (2022)
First Team All-Big Sky (2022)
Athlon Sports First Team Preseason All-American (2023)

2022 Season

  • Earned second team All-America honors by the Associated Press, Stats Perform and the AFCA.
  • Named to the all-Big Sky Conference first team.
  • Caught 65 passes for 879 yards and 12 touchdowns.
  • His touchdowns are tied for the fourth best in school history while his receptions rank eighth.
  • Also rushed for a touchdown against UIW and returned an onsides kick 45-yards for a TD at Portland State.
  • Had an amazing run through the FCS Playoffs combining for 22 receptions, 292 yards and four touchdowns and also rushing for a score in the two games.
  • His 12 receptions against Incarnate Word are tied for the fifth most by a Hornet all-time and were the most since 2014.
  • Recorded three 100-yard games during the season with 103 against Northern Colorado, 148 against Richmond and 144 against Incarnate Word.
  • Scored touchdowns in nine different games, including four with multiple TDs.
  • Had his streak of 31-consecutive games with a reception come to an end when he played just one offensive snap against Idaho.

2021 Season

  • Named to the AFCA All-America second team and was a member of the HERO Sports Sophomore All-America team.
  • Earned first team all-Big Sky honors at tight end.
  • Started all 11 games in which he appeared.
  • Caught 53 passes for 649 yards and six touchdowns and also rushed for 15 yards and a score on four carries.
  • His touchdown total was the second best for an FCS tight end during the regular season.
  • Caught at least two passes in each of his games and had five or more receptions in seven games.
  • Posted two 100-yard games with 117 yards against Northern Arizona and 112 at UC Davis.
  • Scored two touchdowns at Dixie State in the season opener.
  • First career rushing touchdown came against Northern Arizona on a 1-yard carry.
  • Had a 14-yard rush in the Causeway Classic at UC Davis.
  • Ranked third on the team with 44 points scored during the season.

2020 Season

  • Season canceled due to COVID-19.

2019 Season

  • Named to the FCS Freshman All-America team by HERO Sports and was a second team all-Big Sky selection.
  • Earned the team’s Most Improved award.
  • Set the Sacramento State single-season record for touchdown receptions by a tight end with seven.
  • Caught 39 passes for 550 yards and averaged 14.1 yards per catch.
  • Had at least one reception in all 13 games and had multiple catches in 11 games.
  • Largest receiving yards output came at Northern Arizona where he had 92 yards on five catches with a pair of touchdowns. Scored on passes of 63 and 14 yards against the Lumberjacks.
  • Caught five passes at Arizona State and against UC Davis for his high mark.
  • Found the end zone in six different games.

2018 Season

  • Redshirted during the season.
  • Began the year as a running back before moving to tight end.

High School

  • A 2018 graduate of St. Patrick-St. Vincent HS in Vallejo, Calif.
  • Was named the Vallejo Times-Herald Male Athlete of the Year as a senior.
  • Rushed for over 1,600 yards and scored 25 touchdowns as a senior.
  • Helped the team win the Sac-Joaquin Section Div. V title.
  • Had a career high 291 rushing yards and five touchdowns against Berean Christian in 2017.
  • Also had 215 yards against Stellar Prep and 231 against Clear Lake HS.
  • Also played basketball where he helped the school to a section title.
  • Ranked fourth on the squad in scoring and second in rebounding.



  • Graduated with a degree in communications and is pursuing a second bachelor's in kinesiology.
  • Parents are Marshel Martin and Laticia Bivins.

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Weight: 210
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Player Rank
Marshel Martin IV
Sacramento State, FB, rSr, 7-HPFA