Huzzie named FCS All-American by HERO Sports
Huzzie named FCS All-American by HERO Sports
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Martin earns Freshman All-American honor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 8, 2022) – Redshirt sophomore defensive back Alijah Huzzie (Franklin, Ga.) was named an FCS All-American by HERO Sports as the media publication announced its postseason awards on Thursday. In addition, redshirt freshman linebacker Chandler Martin (Lithonia, Ga.) earned HERO Sports Freshman All-American honors. 

Huzzie, who also landed HERO Sports Sophomore All-American honors, started all 11 games for the Bucs. The Franklin, Ga. native registered 59 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 16 pass break-ups and 22 passes defended this past season for the Blue and Gold. Huzzie led all FCS players in passes defended and was third in interceptions per game, while his six interceptions were tied for second-most among FCS players at the end of the regular season. Huzzie had career-high 12 tackles and a season-high five pass break-ups against Furman, while posting five or more tackles in six games. Huzzie recorded an interception in three straight games against Robert Morris, Chattanooga and VMI, while having a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown in the season-opening win over Mars Hill. 

Martin started 10 games at linebacker for ETSU, registering a team-best 99 tackles, along with 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four pass break-ups and four passes defended. The Lithonia, Ga. native set a school-record with 23 tackles against The Citadel, which secured him SoCon Player of the Week honors. Martin had five games with double-digit tackles, while recording sacks against Mars Hill, Chattanooga and Wofford. At the end of regular season play, Martin ranked 18th nationally in total tackles, while his 23-tackle game ranked second-most among FCS players. 

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