Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez has racked up the preseason accolades heading into his sophomore season.

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez on Friday made his third major award watch list of the preseason.

The sophomore from Fresno, California, is one of 40 players on the list for the Walter Camp Award, which goes to the player of the year in college football. He also appeared on watch lists for the Maxwell Award (best all-around player) and Davey O’Brien Award (best quarterback).

Martinez is one of 16 quarterbacks on the Walter Camp watch list, and one of seven total players from the Big Ten.

Martinez set 11 school records as a freshman, throwing for 2,617 yards and 17 touchdowns while completing 64.6% of his passes. He also ran for 629 yards and eight touchdowns as he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten and freshman All-America honors.

Nebraska is tied for third nationally with three Walter Camp Award winners: Johnny Rodgers (1972), Mike Rozier (1983) and Eric Crouch (2001).

The Walter Camp Award is the last to announce its preseason watch list. The Huskers had five players make the lists: Martinez, receiver JD Spielman (Biletnikoff, Hornung), tight end Jack Stoll (Mackey), linebacker Mohamed Barry (Lott, Butkus) and defensive lineman Ben Stille (Wuerffel). Scott Frost is on the watch list for the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award.

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