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Zach Martin plans to continue his career as a student-athlete while studying physical education at MacMurray College next fall.
The Louisiana High School Class of 2014 graduate recently signed on to play football at the Jacksonville, Ill. college.
“I’m excited to go over there and get to work,” Martin said Friday, June 27.
Martin played football for four years for the Louisiana Bulldogs at wide receiver and safety. He was selected to the all-district team in his senior year.
In addition, Martin played basketball at Louisiana High for four years and baseball for three seasons.
“Zach comes from a football program with a college-style coach,” said MacMurray Head Football Coach Chris Douglas about Louisiana Head Coach Greg Purdum.
“Zach will already have a good mindset when he arrives, and I see him thriving this year. I think he can battle for special team opportunities right from the beginning and will be fighting for playing time at one of our safety positions,” Douglas said. “It will be a tough job, but he seems to be able to handle it.
“It’s great to get a player from across the river in Missouri and Zach has a great family and we are thrilled to have them all with us,” Douglas added.