Stallions QB Adrian Martinez Named Inaugural UFL MVP

Stallions QB Adrian Martinez Named Inaugural UFL MVP

Not surprisingly, the UFL has announced that Birmingham Stallions QB Adrian Martinez has won the MVP award from the 2024 season. After leading the Stallions to a 9-1 record, this nomination felt like a no brainer.

Adrian Martinez had a sensational season with Birmingham. He finished the year with 1,741 passing yards and 15 touchdowns, throwing just three interceptions. Martinez also led the UFL in rushing, with 528 yards. He averaged 9.8 YPC, and scored three rushing touchdowns.

Despite splitting time with Matt Corral for a good portion of the 2024 season in the first half, Martinez pulled away as QB1 for this team, and it proved to be the right move by HC Skip Holtz.

Now, Martinez and the Stallions are poised to fight for a third straight championship, after their win over Michigan this weekend.

MVP Nominees: QB Adrian Martinez (Stallions), QB Luis Perez (Renegades), WR Hakeem Butler (Battlehawks), DT Carlos Davis (Stallions), DE Breeland Speaks (Panthers), LB Tavante Beckett (Brahmas)

Official Press Release

ARLINGTON, TX (June 10, 2024) – The United Football League today announced Birmingham Stallions quarterback Adrian Martinez as the 2024 UFL Most Valuable Player.

Martinez led the league in rushing with 528 yards through the regular season. He was No. 3 in passing with 1,749 yards and tied for second in passing touchdowns with 15. He was also No. 2 in the UFL in total offense with 2,277 yards. Martinez was responsible for 18 touchdowns (15 passing, 3 rushing), which tied for most in the UFL.

Martinez holds the UFL single-game mark for touchdown passes with four against Memphis on May 4. He was responsible for five touchdowns, another UFL best, vs. Houston on May 18. Martinez was the only UFL quarterback to throw for more than 300 yards twice during the UFL regular season, putting up a UFL-best 369 yards at Memphis on May 4 after throwing for 334 against the Showboats on April 13.

His 138-yard rushing performance against Houston on April 27 was the second-best in the UFL during the regular season. It was one of only seven 100-yard rushing performances of the entire UFL regular season.

Martinez and the Stallions are in action this weekend in the United Football League Championship Game. The USFL Conference Champion Birmingham Stallions will face the XFL Conference Champion San Antonio Brahmas. The inaugural UFL Championship Game, presented by the U.S. Army, is slated to kick off at 5 p.m. ET Sunday at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis.

About the United Football League

The United Football League (UFL) is the premier spring football platform, formed by the merging of the XFL and USFL in 2024 under the combined ownership of RedBird Capital Partners, FOX, Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson. The UFL has eight teams in Arlington (TX), Birmingham (AL), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), San Antonio (TX), Memphis (TN), St. Louis (MO), and Washington D.C.

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