August 19, 2011

Getting to know: Jonathan Martin

GREELEY, Colo. – Though none of the Northern Colorado football team will be joining the PBA after graduation, the Bears had a great time bowling on the official final day of fall camp.

The Bears have the second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday beginning at 9:30 am and will have a Meet and Greet immediately following. The team then begins classes on Monday as they move into their normal practice schedule.

To celebrate the quickly approaching 2011 season, will be highlighting a different senior on the roster. Each senior will be asked a series of questions and then those same questions will be asked to a roommate or friend on the team, as well as another player of the same position to test how well they know each other.

Jonathan Martin played in six games in his first season with the Bears, starting the season finale at Portland State. He transferred from the University of Mary and returned to Colorado following the 2008 season. He sat out in 2009 and notched five tackles for UNC in 2010. The native of Colorado Springs also had one quarterback sack in the team’s final home game of the year against Northern Arizona.

Defensive linemen Nick Hernon and Marcus Lucas took time out of their busy schedule to see how well they know Martin off the field, though Hernon said he’d rather take a final instead of answering the questions.

Nick Hernon

Jonathan Martin

Marcus Lucas


My nickname is: J-Mart



I can’t believe I watch: Seinfeld

Jersey Shore

A parrot because he always has something to say

The animal I resemble is: a dog

A hippo

Tom Brady

My sports hero is: Tom Brady

Michael Jordan


I can’t stop listening to: Phill Wade

Dr. Dre


If I could go anywhere, it would be: California



I’m dying to: graduate

Go to Red Rocks

Tim Tebow

The most overrated NFL player is: Eli Manning

Tom Brady

Working in the big screen

In 10 years I see myself: making movies

As a stand-up comedian

The Chronicles of Boredom

Favorite off day thing to do: make videos (the Chronicles of Boredom)

Make videos

Red Lobster

My favorite food is: pizza


His family

I’ve been away for a while, but I still miss this most about home: my family

Douglas County High School

Very creative

Two words teammates use to describe me are: funny, crazy

Funny guy

Remember the Titans

My favorite sports movie is: Remember the Titans

Space Jam

Men’s basketball

My favorite Bears team other than football is: Men’s Basketball

The 1996 football team

Hernon shattered the previous season-high by correctly answering 8-of-15 questions, bettering the previous high mark of six. Lucas matched four of his answers with Martin. The last senior, Brandon Owens, will sit down with Saturday following the scrimmage.