Blake Martinez is an American football inside linebacker, who plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford University from 2012 to 2015.
Blake Martinez Bio; Family, Education, Height, Weight
Marc Martinez Blake was born on 9 January 1994 to parents Edmon Martinez and Carrisa Martinez. He grew up with three siblings; Hailley, Madison and Logan Martinez in Tucson, Arizona.
Martinez pursued his early education at Canyon del Oro High School in Oro Valley. He received scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Northern Arizona, Oregon, and San Diego State. However, he chose Stanford University to play college football. He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) and weighs 237 lbs (108 kg).
His Career; NFL, Stats
Blake began to play with Stanford Cardinal in 2012. He was named an Academic All-Pac-12 honorable mention at the end of his sophomore year in 2013.
Blake Martinez’s NFL career stats as of 2019 (Picture: ESPN)
Martinez was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He made is NFL season debut in the season-opener at the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he recorded six combined tackles in their 27–23 victory. In 2018, he received an overall grade of 74.8 from Pro Football Focus, which ranked 17th among all qualifying linebackers.
Contract & Salary
Blake signed a 4-year contract with the Green Bay Packers, worth $2,723,393 on 6 May 2016. It includes a $383,393 signing bonus, $383,393 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $680,848.
He will earn a base salary of $2,025,000 while carrying a cap hit of $2,120,849 and a dead cap value of $95,849 in 2019.
Blake Martinez’s Wife, Daughter
The 25-year-old has been relishing the love life with his wife Kristy Leighh. The duo tied the wedding knot in June 2018 after being together for several years.
Blake Martinez pictured with his wife Kristy and daughter in October 2019 (Picture: Blake’s Instagram)
The couple first met at high school and started dating. Kristy currently serves as a realtor at Jill & Co at Coldwell Banker. They welcomed a daughter named Kinsley on 3rd August 2018.
Some Interesting Facts About Blake Martinez
- As a high school senior, he was rated as a three-star inside linebacker by Rivals.com.
- Blake received Stanford’s Greg Piers Service Team Award for his efforts on defense in 2012.
- Blake and his wife announced they were expecting their first child in February 2018.