2004: After missing the final eight games a year ago due to illness, fifth-year junior John Martin will begin the year as Baylor's No. 1 H receiver ... With 54 career receptions, Martin needs 23 catches to crack the Bears' all-time top 10 list ... An outstanding student-athlete, Martin has twice earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors and will challenge for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in his final two seasons.
2003: Appeared in season's first four games before being forced to sit out the last eight contests due to illness ... Has been awarded a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA due to the illness ... Earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District VI honors ... Despite missing eight games, he was the Bears' sixth-leading receiver with 12 catches for 139 yards ... Caught a career-high-tying five passes for 55 yards at North Texas ... Also had four receptions for 42 yards against UAB, and snagged two passes for 40 yards against SMU ... Made season-long 23-yard reception at North Texas ... Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Received Big 12's 2004 Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship.
2002: First-team Academic All-Big 12 and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection ... Played in 11 games and drew three starts to pick up second varsity letter ... Started games against Kansas, Texas A&M and at No. 4 Texas ... Had eight catches on the season, including a 32-yard scoring grab against Samford ... Caught one pass for 27 yards versus Kansas ... Snagged a 25-yard pass at Oklahoma State ... Made a pair of receptions at Texas Tech.
2001: First-team Academic All-Big 12 performer was also named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Played in all 11 games and started the last four to earn his first varsity letter as a redshirt freshman ... Baylor's third-leading receiver set school freshman season records for receptions (32) and receiving yards (345) ... Scored first career touchdown on an 18-yard pass against Oklahoma State ... Grabbed a career-long 34-yard reception to key a BU touchdown drive at No. 2 Oklahoma ... Caught career-high five passes four times.
2000: True freshman caught two passes for 22 yards in season-opening win over North Texas, but broke his collarbone in practice and missed the remainder of the season ... Received a medical redshirt ... Named to both the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Stillwater High School, Stillwater, Okla. ... Finished career with 104 receptions for 1,808 yards and 13 touchdowns ... All-state performer caught 51 passes for 799 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... Named all-district and district offensive MVP ... As a junior had 41 catches for 653 yards and five scores ... Also played baseball and basketball ... Coached by Bill Defee at the District 6A-3 school.
Personal: The son of Dave and Toni Martin, John Michael Martin was born Nov. 25, 1981, in Stillwater, Okla. ... Father, Dave, a national champion wrestler at Iowa State and former interim commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, serves as associate AD at Oklahoma State ... Communication specialist major received his bachelor's degree from Baylor in May 2004.