Apopka, FL | 6050 | 305 | 5.05E | 2019
Ivey was a highly regarded prep prospect and has been in the starting lineup for the Gators since the day he set foot on campus. He has a massive frame, violent hands and he goes out of his way to finish plays. Martez Ivey plays overly aggressive at times and can be caught out of position as well as over extended on some plays. He spends a little too much time on the ground trying to finish a block or pancake defenders and doesn’t consistently strike defenders at the second level. Ivey was slowed by a knee injury in the spring of his true freshman season but still went on to start the final eight games of the year at guard. He also underwent offseason shoulder surgery and missed the spring of his sophomore season as well as being slowed by an ankle injury but went on to start 12 games at guard in 2016. Ivey flashes explosion out of his stance, he has a naturally strong frame and would be an ideal right guard for a power running team that wants a mauler up front.
2016: Played in 13 games and made 12 starts… Had recorded 19 straight starts at left guard prior to the SEC Championship Game against Alabama… Two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (UGA, South Carolina)… Named Second Team All-SEC by the league’s Coaches and the Associated Press… Garnered Third Team All-SEC honors by Athlon Sports… 2015: Played in 12 games, starting in the last eight at left guard…Also saw time as a backup at tackle… Named to the SEC Coaches All-Freshman team.
High School/Personal: Played in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas… Named a Parade All-American…Selected to the MaxPreps All-America First Team… Participated in Nike’s The Opening event in 2014 in Oregon… Named a 2013 and 2014 Class 8A All-State First Team selection… MaxPreps Junior All-American in 2013… Helped lead Apopka to the Class 8A state title as a senior in 2014 and also as a sophomore in 2012… Played for Coach Rick Darlington.