Martin John Bibla

About This Inductee

Martin John Bibla was born on 10/4/79 in Bellville New Jersey to Stanley and Barbara Bibla.  He moved to Mountain Top Pa in 1988 and attended and played football at Crestwood High School.  Bibla achieved Prep Star first-team All-American status. He was an excellent athlete who excelled on the offensive and defensive lines.  Bibla was coached by Jim McGovern as a Senior at Crestwood and finally chose The University of Miami over Pittsburgh and Penn State. In 2001, while playing for the Hurricanes, Bibla was regarded by teammates and coaches as the best pure offensive lineman on Miami’s outstanding offensive line.  He set the tone in technique, attitude and work ethic for the nation’s finest offensive line…an outstanding guard who was overshadowed by Miami’s excellent tackles, but was just as deserving of accolades…a first-team All-BIG EAST selection by the league’s head coaches…a second-team All-America selection by ABC Sports Online…was a first-team mid-season All-American by ABC Sports Online.  Bibla never allowed a quarterback sack in his college career spanning 47 games and starting 41 games at Miami, including the last 37 consecutively and was rated the top guard in college football by several NFL Draft ratings systems for the upcoming 2002 NFL Draft. Bibla was a part of a historical Miami Hurricane team that went undefeated and became National Champions in 2001. Bibla entered the 2002 draft and was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round at #116 overall.  He played 4 seasons for the Falcons until being released in August 2005. Bibla was then signed by the Denver Broncos in January 2006 but was later released. Bibla then went on to play 2 seasons for the Philadelphia Soul in the Arena Football League which was owned and operated by Jon Bon Jovi. Bibla was a part of the AFL All-Rookie team and All-Arena Team and in 2008 his team went on to win an Arena Football Championship. Bibla then was a part of the Canadian Football league for the British Columbia Lions which was short lived.  Bibla then played his final 2 seasons in the United Football League winning yet another National Championship in 2009 with the Las Vegas Locos coached by Jim Fassel. After retiring from football in 2010 Bibla settled down and Mountain Top PA and applied to be a Pennsylvania State Trooper. After being appointed to the PSP as a Trooper in 2012, he is currently stationed in Troop P Wyoming as a Trooper/Recruiter. Bibla now still resides in Mountain Top Pa with his wife Anna, and 5 children, Magnus, Lincoln, Mariusz, Marin, and Quinn.