ELF: Wroclaw Panthers sign National Championship winning WR Brenton Martin

The Wroclaw Panthers of the European League of Football have signed DIII national champion receiver Brenton Martin.

Panthers sporting director Jakub Samel commented on the newest Panther:

“We are happy to sign Brenton Martin, who we expect will have a huge impact on the opponent’s defense in every action. He showed on tape that he fights for every ball, has great coordination and is a versatile receiver.”

The 6’1″, 190-pound receiver amassed 1,406 yards and 14 touchdowns during his three seasons as a receiver at Mary Hardin-Baylor University the NCAA DIII powerhouse. During his senior year in 2021, Martin caught 40 passes for 890 yards and eight touchdowns as he helped the Crusaders go 15-0 and win the Stagg Bowl the NCAA DIII national championship. In the title game, Martin played a clutch game when his team needed him most, making nine catches for 196 yards and a touchdown.

Martin was originally a quarterback starring at Marrieta High School in Georgia during his teenage years. As a freshman at Clark Atlanta University (NCAA D2) he caught 31 passes for 342 yards and three scores, before transferring to Merrimack College (NCAA D2). There he split time between quarterback and receiver throwing for 668 yards and six touchdowns, while running for 372 yards and three more scores. At receiver, he caught 15 passes for 138 yards and served as the team’s kick returner.

The talented NCAA champion joins American import Solomon Brown (DE) and Artevius Smith (DB) on the Panthers. Wroclaw fans are excited to see what Matin and the new head coach Dave Christensen can do with a Wroclaw team looking for bounce back after a injury riddled 5-7 season in 2022. Expect to Martin be a key piece for the Panthers this season as they replace recently departed receiver Malik Stanley and returner Darius Robinson.


Watch Martin’s 2021 highlights here:

Alex is a former NCAA and semi-pro American football player who is now located in London, where he works in digital marketing. His goal in writing for AFI is to stay involved with the game that has given him so much. Alex enjoys covering leagues and