Tigerville, SC – Former North Greenville University standout wide receiver Freddie Martino has signed a free-agent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.
Tampa Bay will be Martino’s third stop in the NFL having spent time in Philadelphia with the Eagles following two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Martino saw action in one regular season game with Atlanta.
Martino was a four-year starter for the Crusaders, leading the team in receptions and yards in each year, including two 1,000-yard seasons. He played in 48 games throughout his four years in Tigerville, catching 296 passes for 3,766 yards and 26 touchdowns while also scoring 5 times on the ground.
In 11 games during the 2013 season, the North, SC native totaled NCAA Division II record 146 receptions for an average of 13.3 receptions per game. Martino also set the school record for receiving yards in a season with 1, 680 and found the end zone 12 times.
Martino will share a locker-room with NFL standouts Jameis Winston and former Clemson standout Adam Humphries.