K - Martinez, Carlos Buena Vista
TOP FREE AGENT
Florida Tuskers 2010
Orlando Predators 2010
Dallas Desperados / Atlanta
Kicker - K
Height: 5-8 / Weight: 180
College: Buena Vista
Has been personally coached by Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting. Recently has made improvements to technique moving more toward foot vs body generated speed. Was demonstrating 55-60 yard plus field goals with good rotation and trajectory. Was kicking off everything over 4 seconds 65-78 yards. 1/20/2009 Updated video coming of workout.
Has tremendous power, balance, control and refined technique. Used Center at Impact Hybrid Technique. Excelled in AFL and has one pre season experience with Philadelphia where he kicked 1 kick off for touchback and 1/1 extra points.
Scouting Update 2/09:
Dramatically improved position and set up. Video demonstrates establishing position and holding thru the kick which helps accuracy and speed thru and upward contact. Player has demonstrated the ability to kick off hard also.
VIDEO OF FIELD GOAL SIDE VIEW TRAINING VIDEO WITH COACH ASSAD:
VIDEO OF KICK OFF 79 YARDS - TRAINING VIDEO WITH COACH ASSAD:
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Acquired in a trade on May 2, 2007 from the Dallas Desperados in exchange for OL Reggie Jiles.
Has connected on 258 of 282 (91.5 pct.) PATs and 24 of 55 (43.6) field goals with a long of 58 yards, while posting 330 career points.
Posted 56 points in seven games by connecting on 47 of 56 PATs and three of five field goals in addition to leading all Force kickers with 21 touchbacks.
Acquired in a trade with the Dallas Desperados on May 2, 2007 that sent OL Reggie Jiles to Dallas.
Converted seven of eight PATs and missed his only field goal attempt vs. Orlando (5/4).
Tallied nine points at Los Angeles (5/19) by connecting on six of six PATs and splitting the uprights on a 31-yard field goal attempt.
Totaled 10 points vs. Tampa Bay (5/26) by converting on seven of seven PATs and making a season-long 38-yard field goal.
Connected on four of seven PATs and recorded four touchbacks on nine kickoffs vs. Columbus (6/2).
Posted seven points by hitting seven of ten PATs at Austin (6/9) and tallied five touchbacks on 13 kickoffs.
Converted seven of eight PATs at Orlando (6/15).
Registered a season-high 12 points vs. New Orleans (6/24) by connecting on all nine PATs and a 27-yard field goal.
Connected five of nine PATs vs. Philadelphia (7/8) in the teams Divisional Round victory.
Tallied eight points by converting eight of eight PATs vs. Columbus (7/14) in the Conference Championship game.
Tallied 141 points by connecting on 117 of 130 (90.0 pct) PATs and on 8 of 14 field goals in 16 games with Dallas.
Set a club record for PAT attempts and conversions in a single-game (12) at Orlando (3/19).
Named Kicker of the Month (March), connecting on three of four field goal attempts, including two kicks of 50 or more yards (57 and 53). He led the league with 34 points after touchdowns on 36 attempts and his total of 43 points in March was second in the league among kickers.
Set a club and league record for PATs attempted (130) and converted (117) in a single-season.
In his first full AFL season, connected on 13 of 31 field goals and 111 of 118 (94.1 pct) PATs in 16 games for the Desperados.
Set a club record with a 58-yard field goal and hit on all of his PAT attempts at Las Vegas (5/7).
Posted eight points by connecting on all eight of his PATs at Georgia (5/14).
Tied a team-high with 11 PAT attempts and set a team-high converting all of them vs. Philadelphia (5/22).
Signed with Dallas eight weeks into the season and connected on 30 of 34 PATs and 3 of 10 field goals, including a 54-yarder in six games with the Desperados.
Converted all of seven of his PATs in his AFL debut at Orlando (4/5).
OTHER PRO EXPERIENCE
Signed by the Dallas Cowboys during the 2006 season after spending time with the Atlanta Falcons during training camp.
Signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the end of the 2003 season, but was released during March.
Attended training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2003.
Kicked in eight games for the Fresno Frenzy of the af2 and converted 18 of 25 PATs and 2 of 10 field goals.
Three-time All-America for Buena Vista University in Iowa, connecting on 48 career field goal attempts to rank second on the Division III all-time field goal list.
Holds Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference records for field goals in a season (17) and a game (five).
Named MVP of the 2001 Aztec Bowl as a senior and was named Division III Kicker of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year as a junior.
Majored in sport/fitness management.
Three-time all-state honoree for Papillion-La Vista (NEB.) High School, where he set the Nebraska state prep record for career field goals with 288.
Member of the school’s wrestling team and won the state championship in 1998.