Tate Martell


Player profile

  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 210
  • Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Last School Bishop Gorman
  • Year Rs.-Freshman

Ohio State Overview: Tate Martell spent two seasons with the Buckeyes, red-shirting the 2017 football season as a true freshman and getting into six games as the back-up to Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins during his red-shirt freshman season of 2018 … he transferred to the University of Miami in January of 2019 … Martell had battled throughout the 2018 spring drills for the right to take over the starting quarterback position vacated with the graduation of four-year starter J.T. Barrett, who is now with the New Orleans Saints … during his six games played in 2018, he set a school and Big Ten Conference record (at least 10 completions) by completing 10 of 10 passes in the victory over Rutgers … he threw for 121 yards, including his only touchdown pass as a Buckeye, 51 yards to Terry McLaurin … Martell also rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown against the Scarlet Knights … he was 10-of-14 passing for 115 yards against Tulane … for the season, he completed 23 of 28 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown … he rushed for 128 yards and two scores … Martell was one of 10 recruits from the class of 2017 to enroll in classes at Ohio State early, in January, and thus take part in spring drills … he was majoring in communications.

 More on Tate: U.S. Army All-American and 5-star quarterback (Scout) … named national player of the year by three organizations as a senior: Gatorade, MaxPreps, and USA Today … undefeated as a starting quarterback (43-0) for coach Kenny Sanchez at Bishop Gorman, Martell threw for 7,507 yards and 113 touchdowns (and only nine interceptions) in his career, and he rushed for 2,294 yards with 35 more scores for a team that was undefeated national champion each year he was the starting quarterback … named first-team all-state all three years as a starter … threw for 2,362 yards with 41 touchdowns and only one interception as a senior in 2016 … also rushed for 1,257 yards and 21 TDs, and was named the Southwest League Offensive MVP … was named the No. 2 dual threat quarterback prospect in his class by Rivals, 247Sports and Scout … one of the Top 50 players nationally with Scout and Rivals positioning him 27th and 39th overall, respectively … originally from Southern California, Martell is the son of Tafi and Al Martell … has one sister, Rylee.


Ohio State Buckeyes Tate Martell is Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week

Amasses 216 yards of total offense and two touchdowns in win over Rutgers