Martavious Odoms biography

Martavious Odoms

Wide receiver, American football player

1989 –


Who is Martavious Odoms?

Martavious Rashhud Odoms is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played his senior season in 2011 for the Michigan Wolverines football team. Martavious established the Michigan record for receptions by a freshman for the 2008 Michigan Wolverines football team and was the Big Ten Conference leader in receptions and all-purpose yards by a freshman. Odoms caught at least one pass in his first 18 games that he played for Michigan.

As part of his record-setting freshman season, Odoms had six different five-reception games in 2008. In 2009, he caught 22 passes for 272 yards and one touchdown.

In 2010, Odoms did not play in the regular season after the Michigan State game on October 9. The subsequent week, he underwent surgery for a broken foot. Odoms returned to the lineup to play in the 2011 Gator Bowl on New Year's Day, where he caught a 27-yard touchdown pass. He finished the season with 16 receptions for 241 yards.

In early August 2011, Odoms was practicing with the starting lineup but had a cast on his left forearm. Two weeks later, he was merely wrapping his forearm. He did not play in the team's season opening game on September 3. Although he returned to the lineup on September 10, he did not return any kickoffs until October 8 and did not make any receptions until November 5. Odoms' production fell off precipitously in the first part of the 2011 season. Through the first nine games of the 2011 season, Odoms had only one reception for 13 yards. On November 12, 2011, he had two catches and scored his first touchdown of the 2011 season on a 27-yard pass from Devin Gardner. ESPN analyst Michael Rothstein called Odoms' touchdown catch, which gave Michigan a 24-7 lead, the turning point in Michigan's victory over Illinois. The following week, Odoms again caught two passes against Nebraska, including a 38-yard touchdown reception in the back of the endzone from a Denard Robinson pass. He finished the regular season with two catches against Ohio State, including his third touchdown reception in as many weeks.


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Jan 21, 1989
  • University of Michigan

on July 23, 2013

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