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2012 UCLA Football Signing Day Press Conference
Demetrice Martin (Excelsior College, `06), was named to Coach Mora's staff in December of 2011. He left a position as the secondary/cornerbacks coach at the University of Washington to join the Bruins.
Martin mentored a veteran group in his first season on the field with the Bruins. Senior cornerback Sheldon Price matched a school record with three interceptions in the Houston win. Andrew Abbott, along with Price, ranked among the Pac-12 leaders with four inteceptions in 2012.Tevin McDonald was listed with the conference leaders in passes defensed.
Martin had been on the University of Washington staff for three seasons prior to coming to UCLA.The 2010 Husky secondary finished second in the Pac-10 in pass defense.
In 2006 and 2007, he was a defensive graduate assistant at USC, working with the Trojan secondary. Prior to joining the USC staff, Martin spent three seasons (2003-05) as the pass defense coordinator and secondary coach at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, CA. The Mounties played in the National Bowl in 2003 and 2004. He was also the secondary coach at Pasadena City College in 2001 and 2002. The Lancers went 18-4 during that period, winning the Mission Conference title both seasons and appearing in two bowl games. He began his career in coaching at Monrovia (Calif.) High (1999-2000).
A product of Pasadena (Calif.) Muir High School, Martin went to Michigan State, where he played wide receiver and cornerback from 1992 to 1995, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in 1994 when he led the conference with seven interceptions. He had 10 interceptions in his career and the Spartans went on to play in the Liberty (1993) and Independence (1995) bowl games.
Martin went on to play professionally as a cornerback for the Scottish Claymores in NFL Europe (1997) and for the Houston Thunderbears (1998-99) in the Arena Football League. He signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Rams in the NFL and spent time on the practice squad.
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