30 Facts About Zack Martin


Zack Martin played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted 16th overall by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.


Zack Martin has made eight Pro Bowls and been selected to eight All-Pro teams.


Zack Martin is considered one of the best guards in the NFL.


Zack Martin tallied 114 pancake blocks during his senior campaign, and was named a first-team all-state selection as a senior and junior.


Zack Martin started both ways as a sophomore on the offensive and defensive lines, and recorded 73 tackles, including five tackles for loss as a defensive tackle during his sophomore season in 2006.


Zack Martin starred in basketball during his sophomore and junior years at Bishop Chatard.


Zack Martin was selected to play in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Florida.

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Zack Martin accepted a scholarship from Notre Dame over offers from Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.


Zack Martin saw action in all 13 games in 2010, and was one of 11 players to start all 13 games for the Irish that season.


Zack Martin helped pave the way for a running game that averaged 4.8 yards a carry, the best by a Notre Dame team since 1996.


Zack Martin would start all 13 games, setting a new school record for career starts by an offensive lineman with 52.


Zack Martin was leader of a unit that allowed only 8 sacks, tied for second best in the FBS.


Zack Martin was named the starter at right guard from the first day of Organized Team Activities in the preseason, replacing Mackenzy Bernadeau, who had been the starter in the previous two years.


Zack Martin's addition contributed to the offensive line becoming arguably the best in the league.


On December 23, Zack Martin became one of four rookies selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl.


Zack Martin had a second All-Pro caliber season in as many years despite losing DeMarco Murray to the division rivals Philadelphia Eagles in free agency.


Zack Martin played for Team Irvin along with each of his elected teammates in the 2016 Pro Bowl and was named second team All-Pro by the Associated Press.


Zack Martin was named to his third straight Pro Bowl and was named First-team All-Pro, both honors being shared with fellow Cowboy offensive linemen Travis Frederick and Tyron Smith.


Zack Martin was ranked 58th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.


Zack Martin was named to his fourth straight Pro Bowl alongside tackle Tyron Smith and center Travis Frederick for the fourth straight year.


Zack Martin was ranked 71st by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.


On June 13,2018, Zack Martin signed a six-year, $84 million contract extension with the Cowboys with $40 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid guard in the NFL.


Zack Martin suffered a knee injury in Week 14 and missed the following week, the first time in his career that he had missed a game.


In 2019 Zack Martin become one of five offensive linemen ever to secure a Pro Bowl invitation in each of their first six seasons, joining Lou Creekmur, Jon Morris, Joe Thomas and Richmond Webb.


In Week 11, Zack Martin made his first career start at right tackle due to injuries across the offensive line.

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On December 7,2020, Zack Martin was placed on injured reserve with a calf strain.


On September 5,2021, it was announced that Zack Martin was ruled out for the 2021 season opener due to testing positive for COVID-19.


Zack Martin married his wife Morgan in July 2016 and has a son and a daughter.


Zack Martin's wife is the sister of former NFL tight end Tyler Eifert.


Zack Martin played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.