October 31, 2014

NU’s Martinez ranked 25th in ESPN poll of top Big Ten players

Brian Bennett of ESPN.com ranked Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez in the top 25 of players in the Big Ten, but not based soley on his numbers from 2011, but on the fact that Martinez has improved his passing technique and football. Bennett, like many Husker fans is banking on Martinez becoming a better player.

Bennett writes, that the third-year starter has worked hard this offseason to become a much better passer, where he spent his spring break working with a passing instructor.

At the Big Ten media day, Bo Pelini mentioned that Martinez was bothered by an ankle injury, but praised Taylor for his improvments and work ethic. Last season, Martinez completed 56.2% of passes for 2,089 yards, with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Also ran for 874 yards (averaging 4.6 yards per carry) with nine touchdowns.