Notre Dame Football: Goodbye Zack Martin, the Irish's Underrated Iron Man

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Notre Dame Football: Goodbye Zack Martin, the Irish's Underrated Iron Man
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

To get an idea of how quietly Zack Martin's Notre Dame career began, consider that even the Irish football staff was spelling his name wrong.

During Martin's redshirt freshman season, a year where the Notre Dame football program transitioned from Charlie Weis to Brian Kelly, the Indianapolis native was listed as "Zach" on the team's official roster. 

Just a few months later, Martin surprised many when his new head coach tabbed the freshman as his opening day left tackle. Now, four seasons and 52 games later, Martin will start his final game for the Fighting Irish, the culmination of a record-setting career that should have him remembered among the great offensive linemen in the program's storied history. 

Before we say goodbye to Martin, let's take a final look at one of the most underrated players in college football. 

 

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