Joe Martarano
Joe  Martarano

RS Junior

Fruitland, Idaho

High School:
Fruitland HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 238


Pre-Criminal Justice


Football vs Utah State

Boise State football hosted Utah State Oct. 1, 2016, at Albertsons Stadium.


2015 Poinsettia Bowl: Boise State vs. Northern Illinois

Dec. 23, 2015


Boise State 40, San Jose State 23

Check out the photo gallery from the Boise State football game against San Jose State.


Football: Boise State vs Wyoming

Boise State football hosted Wyoming Oct. 24, 2015, at Albertsons Stadium.


Boise State 16, Washington 13

No. 23 Boise State opens the 2015 season with a 16-13 win over the Washington Huskies

RS JUNIOR (2016): Appeared in nine games, starting two, before suffering a season-ending injury...made 25 tackles (11 solo) and forced a fumble...made career-high 10 tackles at Wyoming (Oct. 29)...forced a fumble that the Broncos subsequently recovered, and made two solo tackles at Hawai'i (Nov. 12).

RS SOPHOMORE (2015): Appeared in 13 games with four starts...tied for fifth on the team with 53 tackles (20 solo) including 2.5 tackles-for-loss, also intercepted a pass...had three tackles (one solo), with one for loss, against Washington (Sept. 4)...made five tackles (two solo) at Colorado State (Oct. 10)...assisted on seven tackles at Utah State (Oct. 16)...shared a tackle-for-loss among his six tackles (two solo) against Wyoming (Oct. 24)...second on the team with eight tackles (three solo) at UNLV (Oct. 31)...grabbed his first-career interception and made eight tackles (seven solo), including one for loss, at San José State (Nov. 27)...had five tackles (three solo) at Poinsettia Bowl against Northern Illinois (Dec. 23).

RS FRESHMAN (2014): Appeared in all 14 games, with one start...eighth on the team with 42 tackles...made first collegiate start at Nevada, recording six tackles (three solo) (Oct. 4)....had a season-high eight tackles (four solo) including one for loss at New Mexico (Nov. 8)...made six tackles (three solo) in win against San Diego State (Nov. 15)...led the team with eight tackles (six solo) in win at Wyoming (Nov. 22)...made six tackles (four solo) against Fresno State in the Mountain West Football Championship (Dec. 6)...had six tackles (five solo) in Fiesta Bowl against No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31).

FRESHMAN (2013): Redshirt season...named Boise State's Defensive Scout Player of the Year.

Four-year letterwinner for head coach Bruce Schlaich...was named honorable mention PARADE All-America following his senior season, just the third Idahoan to make the team (Jake Plummer, 1992; Austin Lee, 1997)...helped lead Fruitland to four-consecutive state title games, winning the championship in 2010...senior year named Idaho's Gatorade Player of the Year and Idaho's 3A State Player of the Year...garnered Snake River Valley Player of the Year honors on both offense and defense...on defense, recorded 147 tackles, two sacks and four interceptions...on offense, threw for 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns, and rushed for 600 yards and 10 scores...junior year named Snake River Valley Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns, and rushing for 780 yards and 12 touchdowns...was also first-team all-league at linebacker, and was first-team all-state on both offense and defense...defensively, recorded 159 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions...sophomore year named first-team all-state and first-team All-Snake River Valley at linebacker after recording 158 tackles, seven sacks and three interceptions...starting quarterback also threw for 700 yards and 12 touchdowns, and rushed for 400 yards and eight scores...also a three-year letterwinner in basketball, played on back-to-back state championship teams in 2011 and 2012...lettered four times in baseball, and the third baseman was named Idaho's top player by MaxPreps.


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