B1G freshmen Rondale Moore and Adrian Martinez both had tremendous freshman seasons, earning plenty of recognition from across the country. Earlier this week, the two were honored for outstanding years.
Moore (Purdue, WR) was named the FWAA’s Shaun Alexander Breakout Performance of the Year and Martinez earned the FWAA’s Shaun Alexander Inspirational Freshman of the Year honor. It was the first year for both honors.
Moore exploded onto the college football season in his first career game, setting a Purdue record for all-purpose yards, totaling 313 against Northwestern. He went on to lead the B1G in receptions (114), receiving yards (1,258) and touchdowns catches (12).
Martinez was one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the B1G and one of the top young gunslingers in the country. He threw for 2,617 yards and added 629 yards as a rusher. The freshman accounted for 25 total touchdowns.
With both players residing in the B1G West, there should be really good matchups between Moore and Martinez over the next two-to-three years.
Both Moore and Martinez were also recognized as FWAA Freshman All-Americans, along with Penn State freshman K.J. Hamler.