Background: Patrick Martin is a senior running back for the Tigers football team. He recently led South Pasadena to an impressive 22-9 win over San Gabriel in the season opener last week. More impressive was Patrick’s performance. The captain who also doubles as a linebacker rushed for 137 yards and one touchdown, but that’s not what’s garnering Martin headlines. It’s the fact Martin went berzerk in the fourh quarter when he rushed for 103 yards. He had only 34 yards rushing heading into the final quarter. Yeah, pretty amazing indeed. Martin took some time out of Monday’s practice to let us ask him a few questions about, who else, Patrick Martin.
Born (date and location): 01/25/93, Huntington Memorial, Pasadena
Favorite TV shows: Dexter, Dragon Ball Z, SportsCenter
What’s in my iPod: Linkin Park, Eminem, Limp Bizkit
Dream car: 1979 Corvette Sting Ray
Favorite movie(s): Dark Knight, Anchorman
What I’m reading right now: Blind Side
On my bedroom walls you’ll find: Football posters
I’d love to trade places for a day with: LaDainian Tomlinson
A talent I’d most like to have: Draw
Favorite meal: Steak
Favorite athlete to watch: LaDainian Tomlinson
Dream vacation: Hawaii
Favorite sports team: San Francisco 49ers
Dream date would be with: Jessica Biel
My hero is: Great grandfather
Goal for the season/year: Teamwise to finish 10-0. Personally, rush for over 1,000 yards.
Biggest rival: San Marino
Best advice I’ve received from a coach: Keep working hard all the time.
South Pasadena takes on Hoover on Thursday at Glendale High, 7 p.m.