Quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and the Wildcats stunned No. 6 Oklahoma 41-34 on Saturday night.

Adrian Martinez : News | Stats | Nationality | Salary 

Adrian Martinez is an American football quarterback for the Kansas State Wildcats.

Adrian Martinez : News | Stats | Nationality | Salary

Personal information
Born: January 7, 2000 (age 22)
Fresno, California
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
College
  • Nebraska (2018–2021)
  • Kansas State (2022–present)
High school Clovis West (Fresno, California)

He previously played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He is not related to former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez.

Martinez attended the Clovis West High School in Fresno, California. He played both football and basketball in high school.

He missed his senior season of football due to a torn labrum he suffered while playing basketball.

As a junior, he was the Fresno Bee football player of the year after he passed for 2,562 yards with 25 touchdowns and rushed for 1,462 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Martinez was regarded as a four-star prospect and was the seventh-highest-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2018 according to the 247Sports Composite.

Martinez originally committed to play college football at the University of California, Berkeley and University of Tennessee before ultimately deciding on the University of Nebraska.

News

Quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and the Wildcats stunned No. 6 Oklahoma 41-34 on Saturday night.

Kansas State beat Oklahoma in 2012, 2014, 2019 and 2020, but an upset seemed unlikely this time — the Wildcats were coming off a home loss to Tulane the previous week.

Adrian Martinez : News | Stats | Nationality | Salary

“I just know that our kids believe that they’re a good football team, and they have to go out there and prove it,” Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said. “And tonight, they proved it.”

Martinez also passed for 234 yards and a score. He was Nebraska’s quarterback last year when the Cornhuskers lost to Oklahoma 23-16 in the same stadium.

Martinez, a senior, said it was his best college performance.

“Absolutely, beating a team like this, on a team like this, it’s a special feeling, and one I’ve never had in my career,” he said.

Deuce Vaughn rushed for 116 yards for the Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Big 12).

It was first-year Oklahoma coach Brent Venables’ first loss as a head coach, and it came against his alma mater.

“I don’t think that we played, obviously, like we have these first three weeks,” he said. “It starts with the man in the mirror and it starts with us as coaches. Obviously, we did a poor job of getting our guys ready to play. Obviously, we didn’t handle success very well. Sometimes, it’s just the other team. They just outplayed you, outcoached you.”

Venables added: “They obviously were the better team tonight. I thought they played more physical than us, played with better fundamentals, they played with better precision on both sides of the ball.”

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First-year Nebraska head coach Scott Frost named Martinez the starting quarterback heading into the 2018 season opener, making him the first true freshman to ever begin a season as the starting quarterback at Nebraska.

Adrian Martinez : News | Stats | Nationality | Salary

In the Cornhuskers’ opening game against Colorado, Martinez threw for 187 yards, one touchdown, and an interception, and added 117 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns on the ground. Nebraska lost the game 33–28.

Martinez went down with a knee injury in the final minutes of the Colorado game, an injury that also caused him to miss the following game against Troy, which also ended in a loss for Nebraska.

Martinez returned from injury but could not help the Cornhuskers return to winning form, as the team lost its first six games of the year for the worst start to a season in program history.

Martinez’s first career win came against Minnesota, where he threw for 276 yards and three passing touchdowns, and ran for another touchdown on the ground in the 53–28 victory.  He was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (with Rondale Moore) for the performance.

Martinez earned two more Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors following a loss to Ohio State on November 3 and a victory over Illinois on November 10.

Martinez finished his freshman season with 2,617 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

He added 629 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns on the ground. He finished sixth in the Big Ten Conference in passing yards and total touchdowns, and was fourth in passer rating.

Adrian Martinez Nationality 

Adrian Martinez was born on 7 January, 2000 in American, is an American football quarterback.

Adrian Martinez : News | Stats | Nationality | Salary

  • Nationality  :  American 

Martinez was regarded as a four-star prospect and was the seventh-highest-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2018 according to the 247Sports Composite.

Martinez originally committed to play college football at the University of California, Berkeley and University of Tennessee before ultimately deciding on the University of Nebraska.

Salary 

Adrian Martinez signed a 1 year / $700,000 contract with the San Diego Padres, including $700,000 guaranteed, and Adrian Martinez salary of $700,000.

Adrian Martinez : News | Stats | Nationality | Salary

Contract: 1 yr(s) / $700,000       
Signing Bonus
Average Salary       $700,000
Free Agent:

In 2022, Martinez will earn a base salary of $700,000, while carrying a total salary of $700,000. Martinez’s adjusted salary with the Oakland Athletics is $203,838.

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