JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Anderson Country senior quarterback Walker Martinez will continue his football career at DII Carson-Newman University, Martinez announced on Thursday.
Martinez led Anderson County to its first-ever state championship when he and the Mavericks defeated Pearl-Cohn in the 4A title game this past season. He finished the season with 4,078 passing yards and 54 touchdowns and a 71.1 percent completion rate, according to MaxPreps. Martinez was also named a TSSAA 4A Mr. Football finalist.
"I want to thank all the coaches I have had through the years for helping me develop into the player I am today," Martinez said in his announcement on Twitter.
Martinez joins Alcoa quarterback Zach Lunsford, who announced his commitment to Carson-Newman last month.