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The NFL prospects of Luke Falk, Hercules Mata’afa, Cole Madison and Tavares Martin Jr. won’t solely hinge on how many times they can throw a 225-pound barbell into the air or how quickly they can scoot 40 yards, but the Washington State players had a prime opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during the NFL Scouting Combine.
Martin Jr., who was cut from the WSU roster in December and had one remaining season of eligibility, announced his decision in a heartfelt message on Twitter Saturday afternoon
Washington State coach Mike Leach talks about the dismissal of leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr., the status of Isaiah Johnson-Mack and how the Cougars will go about replacing both players before the Holiday Bowl.
Cougars continue bowl preparation minus top receiver who was dismissed for violation of team rules. WSU coach also confims Isaiah Johnson-Mack is no longer with team.
Washington State receiver Tavares Martin Jr. talks about the friendly feud between the team’s Floridian and Californian players, and breaks down the matchup with Utah.
Cougars coach Mike Leach has lifted the suspension for Tavares Martin Jr. and anticipates that the team’s top wide receiver will play on Saturday at Arizona.
Mike Leach didn’t specify a reason for Tavares Martin Jr.’s suspension, but the player’s father told Stefanie Loh of the The Seattle Times his son was punished for displaying poor behavior following the team’s loss to Cal.
Coach Mike Leach confirmed that Martin Jr. had been suspended to The Spokesman-Review following Tuesday’s practice in Pullman, but did not specify the rule(s) Martin Jr. violated.
Together, Tavares Martin Jr. and Isaiah Johnson-Mack caught 19 passes, accumulated 273 receiving yards and scored five touchdowns on Saturday night, giving life to Washington State’s vertical passing game in a 52-23 win over Oregon State.
The Cougars bring back Tavares Martin Jr., a junior who has all the tools to become the next great WSU receiver.
Breakout performances are part of the formula that makes college football such an exciting attraction for its fans and followers. Every season, nearly every team has a player, or multiple players, who make their biggest strides a year or two earlier than expected and take on a starring role almost overnight. Those stories have come in bunches at Washington State.
Competition never ceases between college football players – on the field, and perhaps even more so, off of it.
Washington State junior wide receiver Tavares Martin Jr. was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Tuesday.
Luke Falk has played superbly throughout Washington State’s seven-game winning streak, but he has never been better than he was on Saturday against Arizona.
PULLMAN – The ingredients for significant improvement are typically found in a football team’s own garden. Players get bigger and stronger, bonds between teammates become more cohesive and coaches become better able to translate their desires into execution during games. Significant changes to either players or coaches often do little more than reset progress, and getting younger is a move that usually takes time to pay dividends.
The ingredients for significant improvement are typically found in a football team’s own garden. Players get bigger and stronger, bonds between teammates become more cohesive and coaches become better able to translate their desires into execution during games.
This is the sixth of eight previews looking at WSU’s position-by-position prospects for the upcoming season. Today: Wide receivers. Saturday: Special teams. PULLMAN – Losing the most productive receiver in school history would be a problem for most college football programs.
Losing the most productive receiver in school history would be a problem for most college football programs. For Washington State, it might be the only way to free up enough catches for everybody.