Selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Honors: 2017 - Second Team All-American Athletic Conference ... APEX Predator Defensive Player of the Game (USF, ECU, Army) ... American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Tulsa) ... #theSTANDARD Player of the Game (Villanova, UMass, USF, ECU, UConn, Army, Navy, UCF, Tulsa) ... 2016 - American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team nominee ... Special Teams Effort Player of the Week (UConn) ... 2014 - Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
2017 (Senior): Mainstay on the defensive line ... made a strip sack of QB Quinton Flowers that he recovered and took it back 44-yards for a touchdown at USF ... also recovered a fumble on a blocked punt in that game ... had a career-best 2.0 sacks at ECU ... recorded a career-high 7 tackles versus Army ... reset career-high in multiple categories at Tulsa, including tackles (10), solo tackles (7) and TFLs (3.5) while matching his previous career-best in sacks (2.0) ... finished the year leading the team in sacks (8.0), second in TFLs (11.0), first in fumble recoveries (2) and tied for second in forced fumbles (2).
Was awarded with a single-digit jersey (went from 91 to 9) ... Temple awards single digits to the toughest players on the team as voted on by the players ... earned a start and recorded half a sack in the opening game vs. Army ... was sidelined for Stony Brook game due to a leg injury ... had first quarterback hurry vs. SMU ... recorded first solo sack of the season at Memphis ... registered two tackles and one sack vs. UCF ... registered his first career pass breakup against UConn.
Played in all but one game in defensive line rotation and on special teams ... recorded first career sack against Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg ... recovered first fumble of season at East Carolina.
Was one of two freshmen to see significant action on offense/defense ... made collegiate debut in week 1 at Vanderbilt ... was a core special teams player and also contributed on defense ... led team in tackles in week 3 vs. Delaware State ... made first career start in week 10 vs. East Carolina.
Played DE for coach Monte Thelen at Cherokee Trail in Aurora, CO … Cougars posted a 10-3 record in 2013 … had 44 tackles (27 solos), 8 TFL, and 5.5 sacks as a senior.
Born Jacob W. Martin … mother, Kim Martin, coaches track ... brother, Josh (23), was a rookie free agent for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013 after attending Columbia University ... in fact, it was Josh who helped Temple land its first Colorado recruit. The Chiefs employ two former Temple graduate assistants - Britt Reid and Mark DeLeone - on their coaching staff, and it was a conversation between Josh, Britt and Mark that led Temple to take a look at Jacob ... Josh now plays for the New York Jets ... was elected coordinator of alumni relations for the American Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... journalism major.