An athletic reserve in the secondary and a key member of special teams... began college career as a receiver who played sparingly as a redshirt freshman in 2006... moved over to defense prior to the start of the 2007 season... overcame an injured knee last season to have a solid year... one of only six scholarship seniors on the roster... received his undergraduate degree in management in May... will play this season as a graduate student.
Missed seven straight games due to an injured knee suffered at Boston College (Sept. 6)... returned from nearly a two-month layoff to play at North Carolina (Nov. 8)... played well off the bench in the Boston College game with two solo tackles and three total tackles... had three solo tackles vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... a relative newcomer to defense, Frierson was a back-up at cornerback... also played on a number of special teams... has potential to be a very solid defensive back after moving over from wide receiver prior to the 2007 season... originally made the move in December of 2006 during Tech's bowl practices... made one of the key plays in the April 19 T-Day Game when he intercepted a pass... also had a tackle-for-loss in that game.
Saw action in all 12 regular season games, almost exclusively on special teams... credited with two tackles... made assisted tackles on special teams in road games at Virginia and Maryland.
Backup at wide receiver who had four receptions for 30 yards . . . Caught passes against Samford (7 yds), Troy (5 yds), Virginia (8 yds) and Duke (10 yds) . . . Credited with one tackle on special teams.
Tabbed to the Top 50 in South Carolina by the Columbia State . . . Also an honorable mention all-state selection by the Columbia State . . . Caught 29 passes for 479 yards and five touchdowns in a run-oriented offense at Irmo High, which reached the state title game . . . Team captain for coach Bob Hanna.
Full name is Martin David Frierson . . . Parents are Rosalyn and Martin Frierson . . . Born April 20, 1987 . . . Majoring in management.