Wyoming Cornerback Derrick Martin Lost for the Season

Sept. 8, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming true freshman cornerback Derrick Martin broke his left hand in the Oklahoma State game on Sept. 6 and will have to undergo surgery.

He will miss the remainder of the 2003 college football season, but will apply for a medical hardship from the NCAA to regain his freshman year of eligibility.

Martin made an immediate impact on the Wyoming Football program when he recovered a blocked punt in UW's season opening victory over Montana State, scoring the first touchdown of the season for the Cowboys.

Martin was the backup at boundary cornerback to senior Chris Dixon. Sophomore Terrance Butler will move into the backup role at boundary cornerback in place of Martin.

Martin, a native of Westminster, Colo., played his high school football at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver.