With his 69-yard game this past Saturday vs Maryland, Robert Martin has surpassed Curt Edwards to become Rutgers tenth all-time leading rusher.

Robert Martin has been a Scarlet Knight since 2014, and has made each year count. The senior ran for over 1,800 yards and 15 touchdowns his first three years in New Brunswick, and is compiling an impressive campaign so far.

To honor his achievement, let’s take a look at his top five plays over the course of his Rutgers career.

 

5. Rutgers vs Indiana October 17, 2015

Martin reads the defense perfectly on this play and gashes the Hoosiers for a 24- yard score. The senior’s vision is on full display here, taking the cutback to the house.

  1. Rutgers vs New Mexico September 17, 2016

 

Speed. Speed. Speed. Watch Martin cook up here, ripping the New Mexico defense for an 80-yard score.

  1. Rutgers vs Indiana October 17, 2015

The Scarlet Knight put on a clinic this Saturday against Indiana (124 yards, 3 touchdowns), busting off another 20+ yard touchdown run. A cornerstone of his game, Rob Martin uses that quickness to make three defenders look silly.

 

 

  1. Rutgers vs Washington State September 1st, 2015

 

Again, Martin’s ability to read defenses separates him from a lot of backs in college football. Watch here as the senior back makes two elusive cut backs, jukes a defender, and plow his way into the endzone for a 15-yard score.

  1. Rutgers vs Kansas State September 26, 2015

No score here, but wow. A lot of backs might have simply taken this out of bounds. Watch Martin put his shoulder down at 1:04 and welcome the contact, taking three defenders to get him to the ground. That’s a run that gets every 30+ year-old in the place excited, contact football.

Congratulations to Rob Martin on his recent achievement. His Rutgers campaign is coming to a close, so be sure to tune in to see what else the senior back has in store for this season.

 

 

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