Carlton Martial tabbed as Sun Belt Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

Published: Aug. 25, 2020 at 7:29 PM CDT
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TROY, Ala. (WTVY) - It has been quite the off-season for Troy linebacker Carlton Martial.

The junior has been named to four preseason All-America teams heading into the 2020 season. The preseason accolades continued to pour in for Martial on Tuesday as he was tabbed as the Sun Belt Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

Martial is coming off a sensational sophomore season where he finished with 126 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, and three interceptions.

Martial was also named Preseason first team all-defense along with teammates Will Choloh and Dell Pettus. Wide receiver Kaylon Geiger was named preseason first team offense and Reggie Todd was named to the second team.

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