Zack Martin has made a name for himself in the National Football League (NFL) where he plays for the Dallas Cowboys as an offensive guard. Having first made the league in 2014, Martin has remained a very significant player and although his life seems to revolve mostly around the sport that he has come to love and play, there are so many interesting things in his personal life. Here is all to know about him.
Zack Martin Biography
It is as Zachary Edward Martin that the NFL star was born on November 20, 1990, in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was there that he was brought up alongside his younger brother, Nick Martin who also plays football for the Houston Texans making his draft 2 years after his brother. He also has an elder brother, Josh Martins who like the two younger ones, played the same sport but didn’t make it as a pro.
It is no surprise that Zack and his brothers chose to play football as their father was also a player in his college days. Because of this, the boys got to start playing since they were little kids. More than the influence of his father, his mother has also played important roles in his career. She is seen as one of his most important critics even though it was his father who played the sport.
Zack Martin started his education at the Saint Matthew Catholic School and from there, he moved to Bishop Chatard High School. After completing his high school education, Martins moved to the University of Notre Dame where he joined the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football program.
Having played since his earlier years, as pointed out, Zack also went on to play during his high school and college days and he was named the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl MVP, making him the first person to be named such since Jay Huffman in 1959. In 2014, he entered the NFL Draft and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys as the 6th pick of the first round.
From then on, Zack remained with the team and had good stats in 64 games by the end of 2017. In 2018, he signed an $84 million contract extension with the team that would see him remain there for the next six years. From the terms of the contract which also made him the highest paid guard in the league, Martin has a guaranteed $40 million.
Since making the draft in 2014, he has been a very significant player and has made a lot of accomplishments making 4 Pro Bowls from 2014 to 2017. More so, in 2014 and 2016, he made the First-team All-Pro while in 2015 and 2017 he made the Second team All-pro.
Wife and Family
In case you are wondering whether Zack Martin is a married man, the footballer tied the knot in 2016 with Morgan Eifert. If the name sounds familiar, it is because she is a sister to Tyler Eifert who is also in the NFL playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Interestingly enough, it was through Tyler that Zack got to meet Morgan. The two footballers went to college together and were even roommates. It was in their junior years that Zack was introduced to the lady who would go on to become his wife.
After spending a few years together, Martins and Morgan Eifert got married in July of 2016 at the ST. Vincent De Paul Church in Fort Wayne. The event had Nick Martin as the best man while Josh Martin and Tyler Eifert were among the groomsmen.
With a family that is still rather very young, Zack Martin and his wife are yet to have any kids, but should they decide to have kids, you should not be surprised when you get to see the kids also pursuing a career in football since both of them are from football loving and playing families.
Weight, Height, and Body Measurements
In the same way that it is with many other stars in the NFL and those playing football in general, Zack is a man that is well built. He has a good height and body weight. He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and a body weight of 315 lb (143 kg).
For his general body measurements, while that has not been provided for, there is no arguing the fact that Zack Martin is well built and has good overall measurements.