Liberty League Rookie of the Year, Wiley Martin

Martin Named Liberty Rookie of the Year

TROY, N.Y. (Nov. 18, 2015) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman fullback Wiley Martin (Polo, Mo.) was named the 2015 Liberty League Rookie of the Year on Wednesday morning when the league announced its postseason awards. 

Martin was selected by the Liberty League coaches as the Rookie of the Year after a fantastic freshman season on the gridiron for the Mariners. He took over as the starting fullback early in the season and went on to rank 10th in the Liberty League and tops among freshmen in rushing yards with 410. He averaged 4.2 yards per carry and lost just one yard in 97 rushing attempts. Martin finished the year with five rushing touchdowns and a two-point conversion run and was second on Merchant Marine with 32 points on the season.

Martin, who landed on the Liberty weekly honor roll back on Oct. 12, was also named an All-Liberty League Honorable Mention.

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