Ex Nebraska football star finds new way to wow on way to MVP

Former Nebraska football star Adrian Martinez put up more eye-popping numbers for Birmingham in yet another big win.
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Former Nebraska football star Adrian Martinez continues to show that he is also a Birmingham Stallions star. Though it's possible he'll be a former UFL star if his season continues like this. On Saturday night, he continued to show that the small shot he got with the Detroit Lions last fall wasn't enough. And he may get another shot in the not too distant future.

Martinez has been putting together a campaign that seems to be a sure fire MVP season for Birminghan, despite spending the start of the year sharing time as the starter. This weekend was just another game for the man who has shown over and over that he can hurt opponents with his arms and his legs.

Against the Houston Roughnecks, Martinez helped keep the Stallions undefeated thanks to five total touchdowns. He finished the contest with 19 completions on 31 attempts (61 percent) and 173 yards and 3 TDs. He also threw his second interception of the season, though it didn't end up hurting him.

Nebraska football star keeps MVP campaign going

He did end up hurting Houston on the ground as well, running for 44 yards on just six carries and two touchdowns.

It was the two touchdowns that stood out the most. While Adrian has run for plenty of yards this year, he hasn't found the endzone that much. It appears that he just needed to show that he could do literally whatever he wanted, when he wanted it.

While the former Nebraska football star isn't going to lead the league in passing, he's currently not too far behind second place. He's also just one touchdown pass behind the league leader. He also still has the lowest interception total in the UFL by anyone who has played at least 7 games.

For at least one day, Martinez is back to being the UFL's leading rusher. That could change on Sunday, but he's still got more than 400 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Stallions are now 8-0 and have a two game lead on the Michigan Panthers in the USFL conference. Should they go on to win the whole thing, former Nebraska football star Adrian Martinez will be a massive reason why.