Tampa Bay, FL—Former North Greenville wide receiver Freddie Martino has seen his work as a practice squad receiver payoff as he has been promoted to the active roster for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Martino played at North Greenville from 2010-2013 and became the programs most decorated receiver. The wide out collected 296 receptions for 3,766 yards with 26-receiving touchdowns. The do-it-all player also scored five rushing touchdowns in his time in Tigerville, playing in 48-career games.
His NFL career started in Atlanta where he was signed as a free agent by the Falcons in May of 2014. Martino made one appearance on the active roster with the Falcons in October of 2014 but was released by the franchise on August 7th of the next season.
Martino then found his way to Philadelphia where he spent all of 2015. Martino caught a touchdown pass from Tim Tebow in his stint with the Eagles but was once again released in May. The well-traveled NFL veteran then made his way to Tampa bay, inking a contract with the Bucs on May 11th. Martino saw action in all of Tampa Bay’s pre-season games and was tied for the team lead in receptions in that time.
The Buccaneers will take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon at 1pm.