Sam Martello
Sam  Martello


Westlake, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 217



@DuqFB to Host Dayton on ESPN3 Saturday at Noon on Rooney Field

Dukes and Flyers meet for ninth straight season


@DuqFB Opens Home Slate Saturday at 6:00 pm Versus Bucknell

Dukes look to win ninth straight home opener


April Robinson and Colin Phillips Named Student-Athletes of the Year

Duo honored as part of Senior Luncheon


Sam Martello Named FCS ADA Academic All-Star

One of just three NEC players on the 52-player list


Martello Named Academic All-America

Senior linebacker fifth football player in school history to earn CoSida honors


Duquesne 22, Robert Morris 0

Duquesne 22, Robert Morris 0


Bryant 20, Duquesne 17

Bryant 20, Duquesne 17


Sacred Heart 23, Duquesne 20

Sacred Heart 23, Duquesne 20


Dayton at Duquesne Football

Dukes 33, Flyers 13


Duquesne 24, CCSU 21

Duquesne 24, CCSU 21

2015 CoSIDA Academic Second Team All-American
2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District 2
2015 First Team All-NEC
2015 Preseason All-NEC
2014 NEC Second Team All-Conference
2014 Capital One Academic All-District 2
2014 FCS Athletics Directors Academic All-Star Team
2013 Capital One Academic All-District 2

Has played in 34 of a possible 34 games in his first three seasons ... brings a streak of 25 consecutive starts into 2014.

as a junior (2014)
Started all 12 games at inside linebacker ... was second on the team with 86 tackles (46 solo) in being named NEC Second Team All-Conference ... had seven tackles for a loss of 27 yards, including two sacks for a loss of 14 yards ... also had an interception with a 47-yard return, two pass break-ups, four quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery and a safety ... had a career-high 13 tackles (3 solo) at CCSU ... posted 11 tackles (6 solo) at Wagner ... tallied nine tackles (7 solo), including four for a loss of 18 yards with a sack of 11 yards versus Robert Morris ... also vs. RMU, picked off a pass and returned in 47 yards, had two quarterback hurries and registered his first career safety ... added nine stops each versus Dayton and Sacred Heart and eight tackles each against Buffalo and Alderson Broaddus.

as a sophomore (2013)
Started all 11 games at linebacker ... finished fourth on the team with 65 tackles (35 solo) ... tied for the team lead with two fumbles forced ... also had 3.5 tackles for losses totaling 14 yards ... broke up four passes ... had a season-high nine tackles at Sacred Heart ... added eight each vs. Wagner and CCSU ... teamed with Aaron Reed to tackle Albany's Kevin Chillis for a 13-yard loss and safety on the first play from scrimmage in the season opener ... in the third quarter, he fored a fumble on a sack that was followed by a 29-yard Dillon Buechel-to-Gianni Carter TD that gave the Dukes a 29-10 lead ... had six stops in the win over Saint Francis ... his first quarter interception - the first pick of his career - set up DU's first score against the Red Flash

as a freshman (2012)
Played in all 11 games with starts in the last two for injured outside linebacker Dorian Bell ... finished with 33 tackles (16 solo) ... had a season-high nine stops in the season finale at Wagner ... posted three solo tackles including a pair of tackles for loss and added a quarterback hurry and pass break up in his week 10 start versus Albany ... had seven tackles (3 solo) in his first career game - the season opener at Old Dominion.

came to the Dukes from St. Edward, known as one of the most respected programs in Ohio ... had 107 tackles including nine tackles for loss and five sacks and recovered a pair of fumbles as a senior for an 8-4 team that advanced to the second round of the playoffs ... was the leading tackler with 121 stops for St. Edward's 15-0 Ohio Division 1 State Championship team in 2010 ... added 10 tackles and three sacks for a 2010 Eagles team that finished the season ranked among the nation's Top 5 teams by a number of media outlets ... served as a team captain as a senior ... considered Toledo, Ohio, Columbia, Dartmouth and William & Mary in addition to Duquesne ... high school coach Rick Finotti ... major: accounting ... date of birth: 1/18/94.


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