Blake Martinez is a professional American footballer who plays as an inside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He started out with the team after he was selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. As a student-athlete, he was one of the best during his days at Canyon del Oro High School and Standford University. In 2015, he was named to the First Team All-Pac-12 team, while in 2017, he claimed the NFL Tackling Co-Leader honors.
A three sportsman who played basketball, football, and volleyball but later chose football over the trio. After he was born on 9th January 1994, he was named Blake Edmond Martinez. Blake was born in Tucson Arizona and was also raised there alongside his younger siblings.
For his education, the footballer attended Canyon del Oro High school and played under the supervision of coach Dustin Peace as a tight end, running back, and linebacker. He played with amazing skills for which he earned the PrepStar All-West Region Team honors, and was also named the Defensive Player of the year twice. Upon graduation from high school, Blake was rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and being topnotch in high school, a lot of sports inclined schools offered him scholarship including the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Stanford University, University of Oregon, and San Diego State University. He later committed to Stanford University.
All through his days at Stanford, Martinez was active in the school team, he recorded an impressive number of tackles, interceptions, and passes. He never relented in earning praises from his fans and coach as he put his very best in his games. After his collegiate career ended, he declared his intents of joining the National Football League and was later selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He inked a four-year contract with the team worth $2.72 million with a signing bonus of $383,393 on May 6, 2016. Ever since then, Blake has shown his relevance to the team in each of their games.
Blake Martinez Family (Parents, Siblings, and Fiancee)
Blake Martinez comes from a family of five. He is the oldest of three siblings and has led the way as an exemplary child. The Martinez’s are said to be an average family. The patriarch – Marc Martinez stands with Blake in every game so likewise his mother, Carrissa Martinez who sometimes predicts most of his games. Details about his younger siblings are not on record but we do know that he has a younger sister and brother.
Headlines have it that after the footballer was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, his family had to give out all their properties to charity and friends. Prior to the NBA Draft, his mom predicted that her son would end up with the Packers during the NFL Draft that year. With all this, we wouldn’t be totally wrong to say the family shares a great bond together.
Apart from the love he enjoys from his family, Blake Martinez is said to be romantically involved with a lady named Kristy. The two met at high school and ever since then, they have been blooming in their love life. Well, they are not yet married but are engaged. The footballer engaged her in a beautiful and romantic way while they were on a trip to New York City. According to reports, they stopped by with the intents of having dinner at Rockefeller Plaza, (at) Bar 65, 65, he got a jersey like his, where he imprinted her name to be Mrs. Martinez, then he popped the question and obviously she said Yes.
Soon after that in February 2018, they announced that they were expecting their first child and on August 3, 2018, they welcomed their bundle of joy and named her Kinsley. The two couldn’t contain their joy as the footballer announced the baby’s arrival and her weight on social media platforms. According to his tweet, Kinsley weighed 9 lbs and one ounce which is about 4.1kg.
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Body Measurements (Height and Weight)
Blake Martinez is a good looking young man. He has built his physique such that he has a gigantic athletic build. The NFL star possesses good muscular builds and is one of the strongest players in the league. Kudos to his body build which makes his position as an insider linebacker easy for him.
A lot of sports highlights have given appraisals to the footballer about his own way of making throws and safeguarding the ball. Despite being on the average height as an athlete, he is arguably one of the best inside linebackers in the NFL. Blake stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 107kg. His hand size is 10.9 inches while his arm length is 31.6 inches. For the records, Blake Martinez has a curly black hair and possesses brown eyes.