LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez’s brother is leaving the team after just one year in the program.
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini confirmed that Drake Martinez has left the team.
Drake Martinez was recruited as a safety, but didn’t get a chance to play last fall because of health issues, including having his tonsils removed.
Martinez’ father, Casey, says Drake lost quite a bit of weight and strength because of the health issues.
Casey Martinez says Drake recovered most of his strength but wanted a fresh start at a new school.
Nebraska also currently has several players competing for playing time at safety.