After spending two years at Michigan, the Coralville native and former All-American and Iowa City West star will play for the Hawkeyes this Saturday!

After spending a summer of waiting on "pins & needles" for an answer from the NCAA - the best wide receiver in Iowa high school history - will walk out of the tunnel donning the black & gold!

University of Iowa sophomore wide receiver Oliver Martin has been approved for immediate eligibility by the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference. Martin, a native of Coralville and a graduate of Iowa City West High School, transferred to the Hawkeye football program this summer.

University of Iowa Hawkeyes
University of Iowa Hawkeyes

Following are comments from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and Martin:

Coach Kirk Ferentz:
“We are pleased that the NCAA and Big Ten Conference have approved Oliver’s waiver to play this season. Oliver is a tremendous young man who has been working hard since the day he set foot on our campus this summer. His teammates are excited to have him on the practice field and in the weight room, and we look forward to Oliver being able to contribute to our team.”

Oliver Martin:
“I am ecstatic that the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference have approved our waiver request. I want to thank my coaches and my teammates for their help as I work to get ready. I have been dreaming of running out of the tunnel wearing the black and gold ever since I decided to join the program. I can’t wait to contribute to this team on the field.”

Iowa opens the 2019 season this Saturday, Aug. 31st, hosting Miami, Ohio under the lights at 6:40 inside Kinnick Stadium. The game will air on FS1.

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