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Penn State Football All 105

Penn State All 105: Season 1 of the Quinton Martin Show

Penn State football has had some excellent players come from the Pittsburgh area, and many feel Quinton Martin is next in line.

Past WPIAL stars such as linebackers LaVar Arrington (North Hills) Brandon Short (McKeesport) and Sean Lee  (Upper St. Clair) went onto have great careers at Penn State.

PSU’s also had plenty of great running backs, and that’s what Martin plans to play. But the former Belle Vernon star can play multiple positions, and that versatility could help him get on the field in Year 1. Martin is the latest subject of All 105, a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State player.

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 194 pounds

Hometown: Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania 

Before Penn State: Martin had one of the more decorated careers in WPIAL history. As a junior, he led Belle Vernon to district and state titles. He did the same as a senior and ended the season with 1,202 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing. But wait, there’s more! His receiving stats (54 catches, 753 yards, 11 touchdowns) were stellar, as well, and this is just offense we’re talking about.

Martin was also a quality defensive back for Belle Vernon to the point where, although Belle Vernon defensive coordinator Brett Berish has no doubt Martin will be a successful running back or receiver, he feels Martin would be best on the other side of the ball.

A high-end four-star recruit, Martin committed to Penn State in April 2023 and signed in December.

Where he stands: Penn State has plenty of talent at RB, led by one of the best duos in the country, third-year backs Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen. Second-year back Cameron Wallace is expected to be PSU’s third string. But even if Martin doesn’t get a lot of time at running back in year one, he’s good enough in other areas, including special teams, to seriously compete for playing time. Penn State lost its No. 1 punt returner from last season, fellow WPIAL product Daequan Hardy (Penn Hills), to the NFL, so there will be an opening at that position.

A quote by Martin: “Running back’s in my veins. My uncle, my dad, everybody in my family played it, so I definitely plan on playing running back in the future.” — Martin to Nittany Sports Now last December

A quote about Martin: ”Franklin got a good one in him,” — Belle Vernon DC Brett Berish to Nittany Sports Now

More All 105s

RB Corey Smith

LB Ta’Mere Robinson 

CB Antoine Belgrave-Shorter

S Vaboue Toure

DE Mylachi Williams 

QB Jack Lambert

WR Josiah Brown

DE Jameial Lyons

TE Joey Schlaffer

QB Ethan Grunkemeyer

CB Elliot Washington

TE Khalil Dinkins

DE Amin Vanover 

LB Tyrece Mills

QB Jaxon Smolik

S DaKarri Nelson

LB Tony Rojas

RB Kaytron Allen

CB Jon Mitchell

WR Anthony Ivey

DE Abdul Carter

RB Nicholas Singleton

QB Beau Pribula 

WR Tyler Johnson

CB Zion Tracy

WR Kaden Saunders

WR Trey Wallace 

S Zakee Wheatley

CB Cam Miller

WR Omari Evans

CB A.J. Harris

CB Jalen Kimber

WR Julian Fleming 

S KJ Winston

WR Liam Clifford

S Jaylen Reed 

LB Dom DeLuca

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