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Boise State numerical roster countdown 2016: Day 7, Joe Martarano

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There are seven days in a week. Seven deadly sins. Seven nation armies. And, now, only 7 days until Boise State does the footy-ball throwing, catching, and other things. So with that, let us talk about—Joe Martarano

#7, Joe Martarano, RS Junior, MLB


Height: 6’ 3”

Weight: 238 lbs

High School: Fruitland High School, Fruitland, ID

How'd he get to the Blue™?

Fruitland High School has been kind to the Broncos. So kind as to have three current players on the roster. Pretty decent success rate for the local high school.

Joe Martarano was a three star recruit on all the services (Rivals, Scout, ESPN, and 247Sports). He is so good at athletics, in general, that he was even drafted by the Cubs of Major League Baseball. Early sports specialization has recently been under fire recently, but not in the case for Martarano as he even played baseball for the cubs minor league team last year. This year he’s dedicated his energy, and focus, to the gridiron.

He had offers from Washington State and Nevada.



Low-hanging fruit, courtesy of Casey.


Going to plagiarize one more time from Casey and stick with Bryce Harper.

Career Highlights

He’s certainly got some highlights to his name.

His RS Sophomore year saw him rack up 53 total tackles (20 solo) which was fifth on the team; 2.5 tackles-for-loss; and an interception.

RS Freshman year he had 42 total tackles (22 solo) and one tackle-for-loss.

His true Freshman year he was Defensive Scout Player of the Year.

Mr. Martarano also had a bevy of highlights in high school as well.

2016 Prospectus

Mr. Martarano is going to be doing what he’s done his whole football career: be good. And his RS Junior year looks to be no different. What has me intrigued is that he has the “OR” designation for the start MLB position with Darren Lee. While Mr. Lee has been a solid backer for the Broncos, I feel as though Martarano will walk away with the starting nod here.

The coaching staff, and specifically Defensive Coordinator Andy Avalos, has done a good job with developing the linebackers into the most consistent and solid group. Going into this year, the backers will see no difference with the return of Seniors Tanner Vallejo and Lee. With Martarano in the mix he will continue his ascension to one of the Broncos’ all-time greats, especially as a fan-favorite.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes he is.


Completely made up fact

Bullfrogs and dolphins don’t need sleep. Joe Martarano also doesn’t need sleep.

He waits.