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SPEED DATING: Chris Martin

01/05/2017 4:00 PM -

SPEED DATING: Meet the Barnstormers
Defensive Lineman Chris Martin

Welcome back to SPEED DATING, where we give you a crash course introduction to each member of the 2017 Iowa Barnstormers roster!

Today we’re going to introduce you to defensive lineman Chris Martin.

Martin (6-6, 260, Florida) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his second season in the IFL. Martin began the 2016 IFL season with the Nebraska Danger appearing in 5 games before ultimately closing out the season with the Billings Wolves. Martin appeared in 9 games with the Wolves, collecting 28 total tackles and one interception.

What is Martin’s goal going into the 2017 season? “Making sure BJ Butler is in shape.” We’re confident he will also be in shape for the season.

We asked Martin a few quick questions to get to know him better, check it out below:

What’s your sign? Scorpio

Favorite Food: Wings

Favorite Dessert: Peach Cobbler

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Movie: “Anything Tarantino”

Favorite TV Show: Sports Center

Favorite Netflix Series: The Strain

Favorite Actor: Mark Wahlberg

Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

Favorite Music Artist: Kamaiyah and the Hyphy Hoochie

Favorite NFL Team: Oakland Raiders

What is something that’s on your bucket list? “To own a miniature pot belly pig.”

What is something that you collect? “Knowledge of unimportant things.”

Who was your childhood hero? “Myself, I’m my own super hero.”

Who is someone who inspires you? Why? “My parents because they’re the cool people who are supposed to inspire you.”

Where is one place you have always wanted to visit, but haven’t? “Des Moines, Iowa.”

If a movie was made about your life, which actor would you want to portray you? “Denzel in Training Day.”

Do you have any pets? If so, what? “I’m in search for a mini pot belly pig, but for now I have an imaginary parrot named Albus.”

If you weren’t pursuing football, what would you be doing? “Coaching football, they programmed us to do this.”

What would you say is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far? “Being alive thus far.”

What are you most excited about in joining the Iowa Barnstormers? “To play football with BJ Butler.”

What are you looking forward to in coming to Des Moines? “Living with BJ Butler.”

What is something you want the fans to know about you? “I’m ‘bout that action boss.”

Season Tickets are on sale for the Iowa Barnstormers 2017 season starting as low as $80 per seat. Don’t miss a minute of the action this season! For more information, call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com.

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