Adrian Martinez named Huskers’ starting quarterback

The junior beat out redshirt freshman Luke McCaffrey in a competition for the spot this fall camp.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Adrian Martinez remains QB No. 1 for Nebraska football.

The junior beat out redshirt freshman Luke McCaffrey in a competition for the spot this fall camp. Head coach Scott Frost confirmed the news during a Zoom press conference on Monday.

“Adrian is going to be our quarterback,” Frost said after saying Nebraska won’t announce much regarding the depth chart.

Martinez had over 3,000 yards of total offense as a freshman starter for the Big Red two seasons ago, setting several school records. However, his numbers dipped in 2019, especially through the air. Martinez threw for 700 yards less than his freshman campaign, with seven less touchdown passes and one more interception.

Still, Martinez was named a team captain for the second consecutive year last Saturday. His leadership has been relied on heavily during his two years as the Huskers’ starting quarterback.

Martinez and Nebraska kickoff at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Ohio State. You can watch the game on Fox.

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