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PERSONAL-- Born 10/23/78 in Medford, OR...son of Andy and Jean Maurer...his father is a Christian financing counselor and high school football coach...has two older sisters, Cynthia, 29, and Jolene, 26...his uncles, Dick (1972-74) and Ken (1973-75) Maurer, both played football at Oregon State...his father, Andy, is a former tight end for the Oregon Ducks who came out of Prospect High School as a 6-4, 220 pound tight end, and went on to play 10 years in the NFL as an offensive guard, playing for San Francisco (1 year); Minnesota (2 years); Atlanta (4 years) and the Denver Broncos (2 years)...enjoys hunting and fishing...entered OSU with a 3.3 overall GPA and a four-year honor roll student...he is in the College of Business and is a business administration major...his top athletic thrill to date was playing football against Riddle High School and winning 52-41 after trailing 41-8 at halftime...selected OSU because, "they wanted me the most."

OSU--(2000-Senior)--Marty has played in a total of 32 games for OSU and has started 13, including the last nine in a row...in his career to date, Marty has caught 37 passes for 520 yards, 14.0 average and 3 touchdowns...in addition to the 10 games he started in 1999, Marty also started the final three games of his freshman season against Arizona, USC and Oregon...Marty has excellent hands and his blocking has improved each year...he is always a threat as a receiver and his 20.1 average on receptions in 1999 is a good indication that he is a deep threat and a big play tight end...Marty is certainly capable of earning postseason honors during the 2000 season...he is also a backup snapper for PAT and field goals...he could also be used as a backup place kicker if necessary...a very talented all-around athlete and good leader...in the winter conditioning program, Marty posted weightlifting bests of 410 in the back squat, 270 in the bench press and 286 in the power clean...in OSU's four scrimmages during the spring, Marty caught 2 passes for 28 yards in the second scrimmage, 1 in the third scrimmage for 13 yards and in the Spring Game, he caught 1 pass for 7 yards for the Black squad.

OSU--(1999-Junior)--Martin enters his junior year having played in 22 games to date and starting the final three games of his freshman season against Arizona, USC and Oregon...has 20 career receptions for 179 yards (9.0 average) and one touchdown...entered spring drills as the No. 1 tight end and he will report to fall camp as the starting tight end...in OSU's three major spring scrimmages, he caught 2 passes for 24 yards at the Roseburg scrimmage on April 17...caught 1 pass for 11 yards at the Prothro Field scrimmage on April 24 and in the Spring game at Hillsboro on May 1, caught 3 passes for 21 yards for the winning White team...Martin figures to be prime receiver in Coach Dennis Erickson's offensive set in 1999...has the tools necessary to be an outstanding tight end...in the weight room, Martin has posted personal bests of 300 pounds in the hang clean, 285 in the bench press, 405 in the back squat and 236 in the incline...has a vertical jump best of 33.00 inches.

(1998-Sophomore)--Martin reported to spring drills 15 pounds heavier than he played as a true freshman, with room still to get larger and stronger...in addition to playing tight end, he also snapped the ball on PAT and field goal attempts...could very easily serve as a backup place-kicker if needed...Martin is a very talented athlete and had a terrific spring...was listed as No. 2 on the depth chart behind three-year starter Joe Kuykendall when fall camp opened...Martin played in all 11 games as a backup to Kuykendall...OSU used a lot of double tight end formations and Martin's pass catching ability had him in the game on a regular basis during the season...caught 11 passes for the season for 106 yards, an average of 9.6 yards per catch...had his best game of the season in the Civil War game against Oregon, a 44-41 double overtime victory for the Beavers...caught 2 passes for 18 yards in the Civil War game...his second catch was a 9-yard catch on first down at the start of the second overtime and Ken Simonton ran 16 yards on second down for the winning touchdown against the Ducks...Martin played a great deal of the Oregon game as an "H" back to take advantage of his blocking...had one other game in which he had multiple catches, 3 receptions for 16 yards at Arizona State (9/26).

(1997-Freshman)--Martin had a fantastic season for OSU playing as a true freshman in 1997 and was named OSU's offensive Rookie of the Year at the conclusion of the season...it was very apparent from the first day of fall camp that Maurer had outstanding athletic ability and the soft hands to catch anything thrown his way...Mike Riley would have loved to redshirt Martin as a freshman, but a lack of depth at tight end and Martin's ability got him into the action early in his career...Martin played in all 11 games as a backup to Joe Kuykendall and then took over as a starter in the final three games of the year after Kuykendall suffered a season-ending knee injury...caught 9 passes for 73 yards in his rookie season and caught 1 TD pass, that against Washington at Parker Stadium...caught 2 passes in three different games, Stanford, Washington and Arizona...all in all, a very good start to his Beaver career.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL--(1993-96)--Martin played football for his father, Andy Maurer, at Cascade Christian High School, a 2A school in Jacksonville, Oregon...Martin literally did everything for the Challengers...was a four-year starter at quarterback, was the punter and place-kicker, and played linebacker and safety on defense...was a first-team all-state (Oregonian) place-kicker and a second-team all-state (Oregonian) punter...was a three-time all-league (Big Fir) pick on defense and a second-team all-league choice at quarterback as a junior and senior...played in the East-West Shrine All-Star game in Baker City in July, 1997...was a wide receiver and defensive end as a freshman and moved to quarterback late in the season and threw for 4 TDs in his first game against Prospect...averaged 40.35 yards a punt and made 15 of 16 PAT boots as a senior...as a junior, he booted field goals of 47, 43, and 42 yards...passed for 827 yards (48-93) and 12 TDs, plus he rushed for 428 yards on 36 carries (11.9 average) in seven games as a senior...as a junior, completed 102 of 206 passes for 912 yards and 8 TDs and rushed for 315 yards on 59 carries and scored 8 TDs...as a sophomore, completed 37 of 86 passes for 338 yards and rushed for 332 yards on 45 carries (7.38 average)...returned 29 punts for 324 yards (11.2 average) as a senior...his best game as a senior was against Riddle High School when he completed 5 of 10 passes for 177 yards and 3 TDs, rushed for 117 yards and 2 TDs and returned a punt 47 yards for a TD and booted a pair of PATs...was a four-year letterman in basketball (center) and baseball (shortstop)...was the MVP of the Big Fir League as a sophomore and junior in basketball and baseball...averaged 24 points and 20 rebounds a game in basketball as a senior...Andy had this to say about his son, "I am excited that he will be playing football at Oregon State. He has soft hands. He has good feet and he is a tremendous blocker. I can see him getting up to 250 or 260 pounds and being a real force at tight end. I played him at quarterback because he was our best athlete."...Oregon recruited Martin but did not offer him a scholarship.

  Martin Maurer

Martin Maurer

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Ore.

High School:
Cascade Christian High School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 241

Position:
Tight End

Birthdate:
10/23/1978

Experience:
3V

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