18 Tate Martell

Tate Martell Ohio State
usaUnited States
Las Vegas, NV
High School
Bishop Gorman
Past Teams
Ohio State
2017, 2018

Post-OSU Update: Tate Martell transferred after the 2018 season, in response to the Buckeyes landing transfer QB Justin Fields from Georgia. Martell went to Miami, where he played briefly in five games with the Hurricanes. He opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In 2021, he transferred to UNLV, but only played two games there (six pass attempts). Martell retired from football with a year of eligibility remaining as he was buried on the Runnin’ Rebels depth chart. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Communications (2017-18)

Weight: 210 (2018), 205 (2017)

2018 Media Guide: Tate Martell red-shirted the 2017 football season as a true freshman, but was a terror and a force on scout team each week going up against and prepping the No. 1 defense against that week’s challenge … he then battled throughout spring drills for the right to take over the starting quarterback position vacated with the graduation of four-year starter J.T. Barrett, who is now with the New Orleans Saints … Martell will enter fall drills seeking to continue the progress he has made to date and vying with Dwayne Haskins to be the No. 1 quarterback on the team.

2017 Media Guide: Tate Martell was one of 10 recruits from the class of 2017 to enroll in classes at Ohio State in January and thus take part in spring drills.

High School: U.S. Army All-American and 5-star quarterback (Scout) Tate Martell was named national player of the year by three organizations as a senior: Gatorade, MaxPreps, and USA Today named him its American Family Insurance all-USA offensive player of the year … undefeated as a starting quarterback (43-0) for coach Kenny Sanchez at Bishop Gorman, Martell threw for 7,507 yards and 113 touchdowns (and only nine interceptions) in his career, and he rushed for 2,294 yards with 35 more scores for a team that was undefeated national champion each year he was the starting quarterback … named first-team all-state all three years as a starter … threw for 2,362 yards with 41 touchdowns and only one interception as a senior in 2016 … also rushed for 1,257 yards and 21 TDs, and was named the Southwest League Offensive MVP … was named the No. 2 dual threat quarterback prospect in his class by Rivals, 247Sports and Scout … one of the Top 50 players nationally with Scout and Rivals
positioning him 27th and 39th overall, respectively.

Personal: Originally from Southern California, Martell is the son of Tafi and Al Martell.


SeasonTeamGGSCompPass AttCmp %Pass YdsPass TDPass IntRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDLngFumLost
2018Ohio State60232882.126910221285.824710