San Diego, CA—North Greenville standout Freddie Martino continues to make a name for himself in the National Football League, turning in a four catch, 56-yard performance against the Chargers on Sunday afternoon.
Martino was the team’s second-leading receiver against the Chargers and now has six catches for 108-yards on the season with a touchdown. His first career touchdown came in week 10 against Chicago when Jameis Winston found him in the end zone from 43-yards out for his second catch of the season.
Freddie Martino spent his first few years of in the NFL with three different teams, taking snaps on the practice squad for the Falcons, Eagles, and Tampa Bay. The NGU record setter was promoted to the active roster in the middle of October and hasn’t looked back since.
Martino accounted for one of the biggest plays of the game on Sunday as he managed to get open on a third-down play in which Winston found him for 17-yards. Winston found the North Greenville great later third quarter, connecting with Martino for 15-yards moving Tampa Bay to the 12-yard line. The Bucs would add a field goal to cap the drive.
Martino would be the beneficiary of two more passes from Winston, both in the fourth quarter with receptions of 16-yards and eight yards. Martino’s performance came on the heels of two injuries to two other Bucs’ receivers including Adam Humphries and Cecil Shorts. He had just four career receptions heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Bolts but took full advantage of his opportunity.
Freddie Martino and the Bucs will travel to Louisana to take on NFC South rival New Orleans Saints before taking on the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football on December 18th.