5 things you need to know about New York Giants LB Kareem Martin
A native of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Kareem Martin went on to start 41 games for the Tar Heels and recorded 178 tackles (92 solo), 19.5 sacks, 45.5 tackles for loss and 24 QB pressures. His 45.5 tackles for loss ranked fifth on the UNC career list behind William Fuller (57.0), Julius Peppers (53.0), Greg Ellis (50.0) and Marcus Jones (46.0).
New York Giants sign linebacker Kareem Martin
The Giants Thursday continued the rebuilding of their linebacker corps when they signed Kareem Martin. Martin played his first four seasons for the Arizona Cardinals. Martin’s position coach in his rookie season and defensive coordinator the last three years was James Bettcher, now the Giants’ coordinator. GM Dave Gettleman is thrilled to have Martin.
Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 13
Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys) had his first NFL career punt return touchdown. It was an 83-yard return to extend the Cowboys' lead over the Washington Redskins. Mitch Trubisky (Chicago Bears) completed 12 of 15 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown Kareem Martin (Arizona Cardinals) reeled in his first career interception in the Cardinals loss to the Rams.
Arizona Cardinals' Kareem Martin hyped as 'most improved'
Although days rather than weeks separate the Cardinals from the end of their trial run in the preseason, key decisions loom for team brass before the deadline to trim the roster to 53 on Saturday. But one position on the depth chart that doesn’t need to be resolved is the third outside-linebacker spot, a job that’s been locked down by Kareem Martin during a praise-worthy summer.
Kareem Martin Makes Claim For Cardinals' Defensive Role
Kareem Martin has turned heads in the preseason, registering a half-sack against the Raiders and then bringing down Mark Sanchez in the backfield Saturday against the Bears. “Kareem Martin had a hell of a game,” coach Bruce Arians said. Martin is a former defensive end who is built a little differently than Okafor – Martin is two inches taller and 12 pounds heavier.
Kevin Reddick bringing NFL buddies to local football camp
Kevin Reddick, a member of the Buffalo Bills, is bringing back the Kevin Reddick Football Camp at New Bern High School on Saturday. Reddick will have former UNC teammates and current NFL players instruct with him: Quentin Coples (LA Rams), Kareem Martin (Arizona Cardinals), Eric Ebron (Detroit Lions), Tre Boston (Carolina Panthers) and Jabari Price (Minnesota Vikings).
Roanoke Rapids represented by Cardinals linebacker Kareem Martin in NFC Championship
The Carolina Panthers may be considered the home team by many in the Roanoke Valley in tonight’s NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, but the latter boasts the hometown kid. Roanoke Rapids native Kareem Martin is an outside linebacker for the Cardinals. Martin was a standout multi-sport athlete at Roanoke Rapids High School and committed to UNC.
Tar Heels In The NFL - Week Two
As a third-round pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, Kareem Martin finished his rookie season with eight combined tackles and one forced fumble on the year. Currently, he is still adjusting from his offseason positional-shift from defensive end to outside linebacker in an attempt to utilize his athleticism for both rushing the quarterback and dropping back in coverage.
Kareem Martin adjusting to new position on defense
Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Kareem Martin is making a big change this offseason shifting from defensive end to outside linebacker. Martin wasn't expecting the change, but wasn't totally shocked by it either when the Cardinals approached him. Martin will be trading positions with outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy. “It made a lot of sense as far as sizes and the characteristics of each of us,” he said.
Nineteen Tar Heels On NFL Playoff Rosters
There are 19 former Tar Heels on the 2014-15 NFL playoff rosters. Carolina had 27 players on NFL rosters this season. Arizona - OG Jonathan Cooper, DE Kareem Martin; Baltimore - OT James Hurst; Carolina - S Tre Boston, LB Kevin Reddick; Cincinnati - TB Giovani Bernard, C Russell Bodine, WR Greg Little, WR Brandon Tate...
Tar Heels In The NFL – Week 10
Against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Kareem Martin got in on the fun when he sacked Rams quarterback Austin Davis and forced a fumble, which was returned for a touchdown by Antonio Cromartie. Bruce Carter grabbed his second interception of the season for the Dallas Cowboys late in the fourth quarter and also added seven tackles.
Carolina Rundown: November 10
Tar Heels in the NFL: Bruce Carter had a pretty interception and seven tackles for the Cowboys in London. Da'Norris Searcy had four tackles. Quinton Coples had four tackles, including one for loss. Julius Peppers had four tackles and a sack. Sylvester Williams had a tackle. Kareem Martin had just one tackle, but he made it count, as his sack forced a fumble and led to an Arizona touchdown.
Kareem Martin Has Expanded Role Now with Arizona Cardinals
With Darnell Dockett lost for the season, rookie Kareem Martin has a more expanded role now with the Arizona Cardinals. The 3-1 Red Birds drafted the defensive end in the third round of this year's NFL Draft with an eye towards helping their pass rush. Martin has five tackles and one pass defended on his Cardinals resume so far.
Next Men Up
For the first two years of his career, junior defensive end Jessie Rogers was always looking up the depth chart at Kareem Martin. With Martin off to the Arizona Cardinals, Rogers steps into a more prominent role on the Tar Heel defense. Actually, Rogers is stepping into two roles, as he’s being asked to play both defensive tackle and defensive end, depending on the situation.
Tar Heels senior Norkeithus Otis ready to lead defense
If UNC is to pick up where it left off, senior bandit Norkeithus Otis will likely have a lot to do with it. The Tar Heels lost their best player in their front six from last season, defensive end Kareem Martin. Their most productive player in the secondary, safety Tre Boston, is also gone. So who can UNC most count on entering this season? Coach Larry Fedora answered quickly. “Norkeithus Otis,” he said.