FAYETTEVILLE —- All-Southwest Conference defensive lineman Wayne Martin is the University of Arkansas’ Razorback honorary captain for the Auburn-Arkansas football game.
The Razorbacks host the Tigers in a national televised ESPN game at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
A tough-nosed defensive lineman, Martin played for the Razorbacks from 1985 through 1989. He still holds the school record in career sacks with 25.5 and sacks in a game with 5 vs. Ole Miss in 1988.
He ended his illustrious four year career with 162 tackles, 37 tackles of which where for a loss which now ranks him tied for 3rd in school history in that category.
In 1988 he was a first team all-SWC selection and was named a first team All-American selection at defensive tackle. He is a member of the Razorback all-decade team for the 80’s.
Following his career with the Hogs, Martin was drafted in the first round as the 19th overall selection by the New Orleans Saints. He played 11 seasons with the Saints and currently ranks second in team history with consecutive games played with 144 starting in Sept. 1991 and ending Jan. 1999.
During his time with the Saints, the Forrest City, Ark., native played in 171 games total, starting 155 of them and recorded 82.5 sacks and 531 tackles. He was a 2nd team all-Pro selection in 1992, selected to the 1994 Pro Bowl, and recently was a unanimous selection to the 40th Anniversary team.
The University of Arkansas Athletic Department presents an honorary captain for each Fayetteville home game this season. Each honorary captain is honored prior to the game on the field, recognized on the RazorVision screen and accompanies the Razorback captains to midfield for the coin toss.
The honorary captain also appears at the Legends Tent in the AT&T Trough approximately 90 minutes before game time.