Nebraska football’s Martinez receives honor
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez was honored today as one of 32 players named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team.
He was one of two quarterbacks named to the team joining Clemson true freshman Trevor Lawrence. Martinez ranks twelfth nationally in total offensive yards per game (295.1), and leads all freshman in that category, while ranking fourth among freshmen in passing yards per game. He averaged 237.9 passing yards per game and 57.2 rushing yards per game in 2018, becoming just the second FBS true freshman since 1990 to average 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards per game and the first to hit those averages as a Power Five program. Overall, Martinez was just the sixth freshman quarterback, true or redshirt, to average 200 passing yards and 50 rushing yards per game since 1990.