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Meet a Cardinal: Jonathan Martin

Sophisticated and strong. Well-spoken and wall-like, Jonathan "Moose" Martin has been a Stanford staple at left tackle, watching the blindside of quarterback Andrew Luck for the past 35 games.

One of the top offensive tackles in the country, Martin currently sits at No. 8 on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board. He was the 44th-rated offensive tackle coming out of Harvard-Westlake High school in North Hollywood, Calif.

The Classics major was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection last season and was named to the first-team Playboy All-American squad in the preseason.

A little bit more about the 6-foot-6, 306-pound Martin.

  1. You're a Classics major, so you're well-versed in ancient worlds. If there was one ancient culture you could live in for a day, what would it be? I think it would be cool to check out a lot of different cultures. But going back to Rome in the heyday of the Roman Empire and seeing what Caesar was up to would be pretty cool.

  2. So what's the toughest class you've taken at Stanford? Anything that didn't have to do with reading. I'm not the best at math compared to reading and writing, so I would have to say any math class that I've taken.

  3. This one has become a favorite among the guys and readers. If you could trade places with anyone on the team for a day, who would it be? I would say one of the punters. They have it pretty easy. All they do is sit around and stretch all practice and then kick a couple of balls. Other than that they are just sitting around relaxing.

  4. If there was a movie made about you, who would be the leading man? I think I'd like to play myself. Maybe I could try my hand at acting.

  5. Then answer this -- 10 years from now, where will you be? Winning an Oscar? Haha, no. I'm going to be a graduate of some law school yet to be determined and I'm going to be an attorney.