A true freshman starting at quarterback in Week 1 is kind of a big deal at Nebraska. And now that the excitement has rejuvenated surrounding Huskers football, Adrian Martinez understands the magnitude of the situation.

On Sunday, Martinez was named Nebraska’s starting quarterback for the season opener against Akron on Saturday. He’ll be the first true freshman to ever start in a season opener at the position.

Starting to understand why that might be a bit of a big deal?

Martinez met with Big Ten Network to talk about his significant accomplishment and what it means to already etch his name in the program’s tradition-rich record book.

“It’s a surreal feeling,” Martinez told BTN host Dave Revsine. “Really I just wanted to make the most of the opportunity. It’s such a special deal to be the starting quarterback at Nebraska. As a true freshman, it’s a real honor.”

The freshman said all the right things in the six-minute interview with BTN as he talked about how important it was to be the starting quarterback at Nebraska. He also took a dive into some personal hardships he endured, as well.

Martinez’s full interview with BTN is below.