Fordham football star takes top honors out of the gate

THE BRONX - Fordham University's Xavier Martin is enjoying his title as the Patriot League Rookie of the Week in a win over Columbia University.

Monday?s announcement made the freshman running back the third straight Ram to earn a Patriot League title. Martin carried the ball 25 times for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 27-10 win over Columbia on September 15.

Martin had missed the first two games of the season due to paperwork issues with the NCAA.

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