Adrian Martinez is making a strong case to win the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award

Adrian Martinez leads the Huskers offense. [Image source: Sporting News/YouTube]
Adrian Martinez leads the Huskers offense. [Image source: Sporting News/YouTube]

Nebraska's dual-threat quarterback has the potential to be one of the greatest in Huskers history.

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With the season coming to an end this week for most of the teams in the Big Ten conference, it's time to start thinking about the annual Big Ten football awards - including freshman of the year. Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez is not only in the running, he has a resume that should make him the clear-cut winner. Here’s why.


He's the leader

While there are several outstanding freshman doing well in the Big Ten, Adrian Martinez should claim this award just on the fact that he looks well beyond his years as a quarterback. To step in and take over a team as a true freshman and play as well as he did should give Martinez the edge over other front runners like Rondale Moore of Purdue, and Maryland’s Anthony McFarland.

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Numbers don’t lie

Martinez has passed for over 2,300 yards, 15 touchdowns and has a passer rating of 139.6 heading into the Huskers finale against the Iowa Hawkeyes. That is pretty impressive for a true freshman.

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