Ex-Oregon State star RB Damien Martinez chooses Miami

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 28 Apr, 2024 at 03:45 AM

Credit: Craig Strobeck-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oregon State star running back Damien Martinez announced Saturday that he is transferring to Miami.

Martinez was one of the top running backs available in the transfer portal.

"It's on! 305 it's that time," Martinez said on social media with a reference to Miami's area code.

Martinez earned All-Pac-12 first-team honors by rushing for 1,185 yards and nine touchdowns on 194 carries in 12 games last season for a 6.1 average per carry. He recorded six 100-yard games with a high of 146 against Stanford.

In two seasons with the Beavers, Martinez has 2,167 rushing yards and 16 TDs on 355 carries in 25 games.

Last season was Oregon State's final one in the Pac-12. Coach Jonathan Smith departed for the same job at Michigan State.

--Field Level Media