Martin Nance

Martin Nance

Player Profile


Maryland Heights, MO

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Wide Receiver


Scouting Report
Special wide receiver who ranks third all-time on Miami's career receiving charts and is within range of breaking Miami's career records for receiving yardage and receptions ... suffered a season-ending injury in the fifth game of 2004 but is well ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and is expected to be at full-go for 2005 ... rare combination of height and speed with the ability to pick up yards after the catch ... has All-American potential ... intelligent student-athlete who is on pace to graduate at the conclusion of the fall semester ... ranked No. 59 on a preseason list of the top 100 NFL prospects for 2006 that was compiled by USA Today.

2004 Season
Miami's leading receiver until suffering a season-ending knee injury on his first reception at Marshall on Sept. 25 ... totaled 25 receptions for 337 yards and a touchdown before the injury ... was coming off a season-best performance versus Ohio in which he hauled in seven passes for 108 yards and a touchdown ... made at least five receptions in each of his first four outings despite not being at 100 percent.

2003 Season
Second-team all-MAC selection ... led the MAC and ranked fourth nationally in receiving yards per game (107.0) ... shattered Miami's single-season receiving records for receptions (90) and receiving yards 1,498 ... only one touchdown reception shy of tying the program single-season record in that category ... enjoyed break-out game at Northwestern (Sept. 13), hauling in four receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns, including a season-long 61-yard TD reception ... enjoyed back-to-back 100-yard receiving efforts versus Cincinnati (Sept. 27) and Akron (Oct. 4), totaling 115 and 108 yards, respectively ... hauled in career bests of 10 receptions for 181 yards and three touchdowns at Kent State (Oct. 25) ... capped off the biggest two-game stretch ever by a Miami wide receiver by following up with 10 more catches for 169 yards ... established Miami single-season record with his sixth 100-yard receiving effort of the season at UCF (Nov. 28), totaling nine receptions for 161 yards and a TD ... finished the season by earning Offensive MVP honors at the GMAC Bowl, totaling nine receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown in the Dec. 18 defeat of Louisville ... posted four of Miami's top 10 highest single-game receiving yardage totals on the year ... had at least five receptions in 11 games during the season.

2002 Season
Saw action in 10-of-12 games, snaring 10 receptions for 158 yards ... led wide receivers, averaging 15.8 yards per reception ... enjoyed best all-around day against Northern Illinois (Oct. 12), hauling in three receptions for 64 yards ... made a career-long 57-yard catch versus Ohio (Nov. 2) ... made two grabs for 28 yards in season finale versus UCF (Nov. 23)

2001 Season

High School
Caught 42 passes for 612 yards (14.6 ypr) as a senior wide receiver ... totaled six interceptions as a cornerback ... set school record for interceptions in a game (three) ... helped the Pirates to an 11-3 record and a state championship game appearance ... two-time Suburban North all-conference selection ... named to the all-North team at both receiver and defensive back as a senior ... 2000 team captain and Most Valuable Receiver ... Pirates went 11-1 in 1999, advancing to the state playoffs ... as a junior, named Most Improved and Mr. Consistency Award winner ... coached by Don Greco ... earned all-state honors as a junior in track and field, running in the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays at the state meet ... runs a 4.5 40-time and 10.7 100-meter time.

Born May 26, 1983 (22 years old) ... son of Jerome and Swayzine Nance ... cousin, Todd Jenkins, was a wide receiver at Northwestern (1980-83) ... an accountancy major.