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Morgantown, West Virginia – Kerry Martin Jr., the former West Virginia Mountaineers defensive back who became a lightning rod for controversy during his time in Morgantown, has found a new home.

Martin, a Charleston, West Virginia native, posted on his Facebook account that he has committed to play for the Akron Zips of the MAC.

Martin appeared to have an incredibly bright future ahead for the West Virginia Mountaineers.  As a true freshman, the West Virginia native was a Pro Football Focus All-Freshman All-American, finishing his first season in Morgantown as the team’s sixth leading tackler.

As a sophomore, everything changed.  After being at the center of the controversy surrounding the investigation and subsequent firing of former defensive coordinator Vic Koenning, Martin opted out of the season for medical reasons.

After a year off, Martin was expected to be back and better than ever this season.  Martin, however, didn’t get the playing time that was expected and has only recorded 3 tackles in limited snaps.

Best of luck to KJ in his future. Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer! 

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