Tee Martin has had a successful career in football; as a player, he led the Tennessee Volunteers to the 1998 BCS National Championship at quarterback. Now, as a coach, he is serving as the offensive coordinator at USC.
It is no wonder that his kid would be a prodigy as well.
Per Bruce Feldman, Martin’s son, Kaden, just a seventh-grader, has already received his first scholarship offer, and it is from a coach that many people who used to cheer on Martin in Rocky Top loathe: Lane Kiffin.
Kaden, like his father, is a quarterback. He is currently 5’11, 175 pounds and plays at Adams Middle School in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Kiffin, who has had collegiate coaching stops at Tennessee, USC, and Alabama, accepted the Owls head coaching position in December after three years as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator. He is the middle of resurrecting both his head coaching career – he abruptly left Tennessee for the USC job after one season in Knoxville, and then was fired by the Trojans – and the FAU program. The Owls have recorded three straight 3-9 seasons under former coach Charlie Partridge.
The elder Martin worked for Kiffin during his stint with the Trojans as their wide receivers coach.
Martin’s older son, Amari Rodgers, is a 2017 signee for Clemson and will join the reigning national champion Tigers this season.