BREAKING: Kerry Martin Opts Out of 2020 Season

Schuyler Callihan

Several players around the country are starting to opt out of the 2020 season due to the risk that comes with playing football during a pandemic. 

Wednesday morning, West Virginia safety Kerry Martin Jr. became the first Mountaineer to opt out of the upcoming season.

As a freshman in 2019, Martin saw action in all 12 games, making four starts. He was the team's sixth leading tackler (50), and also registered 2.5 tackles for loss, and five pass breakups on his way to being named on the Pro Football Focus All-Freshman Team (3rd team).

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John Pentol
John Pentol


Sickle-cell is nothing to mess with. Proud of him for putting the safety of himself and his lives above playing this year. He will be welcomed back with cheers in 2021! Stay healthy KJ, we will miss you on the field this year!


I hope it was worth it young man. This will just embolden the ignorant racist conspiracy theorists out there bro. w/e STILL #TrustingTheClimb

Mike s
Mike s

Good. Maybe he will opt out the nex 3 years