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Martavius Prince
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Martavius Prince

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Ft. Pierce, Fla.

High School:
Ft. Pierce Westwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 287

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
09/09/1984

Experience:
2vl

09/09/2006

Southern Miss 45, SE Louisiana 0 - Sept. 9, 2006

Southern Miss 45, SE Louisiana 0 - Sept. 9, 2006

A defensive playmaker who is back to claim the starting tackle position on the defensive line for the second-straight year ... Counted on by the coaching staff to provide leadership to the team ... An All-Conference USA performer, earning second team honors by the Coaches vote and third-team accolades by the Media ...Good size and plays the run well ... Very smart player who studies the game ... Two-time Player of the Week as voted by the coaches against NC State (9/16) and East Carolina (10/28) ... 2007 Preseason Honors: Named All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports (first team), CBSSportline.com (first team), C-USA Coaches (first team), Lindy's (second team), Phil Steele's (first team) and The Sporting News (first team) ... Named "Best Run Stuffing Tackle" by The Sporting News...Named No. 51 on top 60 defensive tackles in the nation by Phil Steele's...2007 GMAC Bowl: Posted four tackles, including one solo, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack, along with one pass breakup ... 2006 (r-Jr.): Started at defensive tackle in all 14 games ... Notched 49 tackles on the season, including 23 solos ... Led the team in tackles for loss with 15.0, which also was tied for No. 56 nationally and fifth in C-USA ... Had three sacks ... Got a forced fumble against ECU ... Recorded a fumble recovery against Tulsa (10/3) and Marshall (11/25) ... Tallied only interception of the season versus Tulsa ... Had season-high six total tackles three times versus Tulsa (10/3), East Carolina (10/28) and at Houston (12/1) in the C-USA championship game ... 2005 New Orleans Bowl: Finished with three solo tackles against Arkansas State (12/20), all tackles for loss ... 2005 (r-So.): Saw action in all 12 games ...Made 16 total tackles on the year (five solos, 11 assists) ... Also had four tackles for a loss ... Finished with two solo tackles and a tackle for loss in the Memphis game (11/19) ... Finished with two assists against McNeese State (9/17), East Carolina (10/1) and Marshall (11/8) ... Also recorded single assists against Tulsa (10/8), UCF (10/15), UAB (10/21), Houston (11/13) and Tulane (11/26) ... 2004 (r-Fr.): Played in nine games ... Saw action in more than 175 plays, including a season-high 33 snaps against TCU (11/20) ... Finished the season with six total tackles, all solos ... Also had a tackle for loss, an interception and pass breakup ... Posted two tackles against Houston (10/7) and Cal (12/4) ... Had a tackle for loss and an interception against Tulane (9/25) ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Played for Coach Kevin McMahon at Ft. Pierce Westwood High School ... Three-year starter and four-year letterwinner ... Helped lead Westwood to a 10-3 overall record and advance to the third round of the Class 3A state playoffs ... Finished senior season with 11 sacks and junior season with 10 sacks ...Also punted for a 40-yard average ... No. 41 on the Florida Top 100 list by The Orlando Sentinel ... First-team all-state by the Florida Sportswriters ... Defensive Player of the Year in District .. Two-time all-district ... Two-time Ft. Pierce Tribune All-Area ... Played in the Outback All-Star Game in Palm Beach, Fla. ... Also lettered three years each in basketball and baseball and was named all-conference in both sports ... Averaged a double-double in basketball for three years ... Student body president ... Personal: Son of Chester and Jacqueline Prince and Juwanda Mathieu ... Majoring in architectural engineering technology ... Born Sept. 9, 1984.

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