John Martinez
    John  Martinez

    RS Senior

    Murray, Ut.

    High School:
    Cottonwood HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 310





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    CAREER: He has 25 career starts.

    2013: Martinez returns for his third season as a starting offensive guard as a senior in 2013.

    2012: Martinez started for his second season at right offensive guard as a junior in 2012. He started all 13 games. He was 2012 All-Pac-12 honorable mention.

    2011: Martinez started all season at right offensive guard as a sophomore in 2011 and he performed solidly. He was also available to play center.

    2010: Martinez, who was moved to offensive guard from center prior to 2010 spring practice, saw brief action in 3 games (Minnesota, Washington State, California) as a backup guard as a redshirt freshman in 2010.

    2009: Martinez redshirted as a freshman center in 2009, his first year at USC.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2008 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, ESPN 150, Prep Star Dream Team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep All-Midlands. Prep Star All-Midlands, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 as a senior offensive lineman at Cottonwood High in Salt Lake City (Utah).

    As a junior in 2007, he made Junior All-American first team and All-State 4A first team.

    PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC. His cousins, Henry (1994-95), Jeff (1994-96), Doug (1998-2001) and Jason (2000-03) Kaufusi all played football at Utah, with Doug (offensive lineman) and Jason (defensive lineman) earning All-Conference honors and Doug later playing in the NFL and CFL, and cousins Steve (1985-87) and Rich (1989-90) played football at BYU, with Steve now an assistant coach at BYU, while his brother, Keni Kaufusi, is a senior defensive lineman at California.