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Tommy Armstrong | Quarterback

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/8/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220

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Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. "should benefit greatly from the return of essentially the entire receiving corps," believes Pro Football Focus' Josh Liskiewitz.
Armstrong had a rocky 2015 campaign, blending inaccurate passing and untimely turnovers with impressive aerial displays and feats of athleticism. Fortunately, main target receivers Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have returned. Unfortunately, the offensive line must be rebuilt. Overall, Armstrong finished the 2015 campaign with 3,030 passing yards (55% completions) and a 22/16 TD/INT ratio. Jul 9 - 11:27 AM

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Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong completed 12-of-19 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 76 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in Saturday's 37-29 win over UCLA in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Armstrong's been up-and-down all season, but he finished out on a high note. He averaged 9.2 YPA and dropped a 22-yard touchdown pass into the bucket of Stanley Morgan Jr. with four minutes and change gone in the third quarter. That one snapped a 21-all tie. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Armstrong would score a touchdown of his own on a three-yard rush in the fourth quarter. He finishes the 2015 campaign with 3,030 passing yards (55% completions) and a 22/16 TD/INT ratio.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:51:00 AM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong completed 25-of-45 passes for 296 yards, zero touchdowns and four interceptions in Friday's 28-20 loss to Iowa.

Frankly, there could have been more interceptions than Armstrong's career-high four. Iowa is so good defensively that some quarterbacks take on this type of hero complex as a sort of last resort, throwing into coverage and taking assorted other unnecessary risks in hopes of a quick-strike score. One of Nebraska's two touchdowns came via a very short field courtesy of a muffed punt. The 5-7 Huskers will be home for the holidays.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:09:00 PM

No charges will be filed in an alleged sexual assault at the house of three Nebraska football players.

A 20-year-old female claimed she was raped on Nov. 15 at the home of QB Tommy Armstrong, TE Trey Foster and WR Jordan Westerkamp. An investigation could not prove that claim. "Filing charges would require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. That simply is not there," district attorney Joe Kelly said. Armstrong previously said that "[f]rom what we’re hearing, everything was consensual." All three players are, as of this moment, available for Friday’s game against Iowa.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Nebraska ranks 11th in the country in terms of pass plays of 20-plus yards.

When one thinks of Nebraska's offense, "dangerous deep passing game" probably doesn't spring to mind, but they've made a living off of big plays during the 2015 campaign. The Cornhuskers have a whopping 47 plays of 20 or more yards through the air through 10 contests completed. This, despite the fact that redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong is completing just 53.9% of his passes. While the completion percentage isn't particularly hot, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Armstrong makes for a sneaky DFS play this weekend against a Rutgers defense that ranks among the worst in the country at limiting those passing plays of 20-plus yards.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley is uncertain of redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong's status for Saturday's game against Michigan State.

Armstrong is dealing with a foot injury and did not travel with the team. Armstrong's replacement, Rycker Fyfe, threw for 407 yards with four TDs and four interceptions against Purdue in a losing effort. Nebraska has attempted to replace Kenny bell, Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory with little results, leaving them 3-6.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong (foot) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Purdue.

Nebraska HC Mike Riley announced the unfortunate news. Armstrong has been unable to practice this week after re-injuring his foot in Saturday's loss to Northwestern. The Huskers will turn to Ryker Fyfe in a must-win proposition.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 07:15:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong (foot) was held out of practice on Tuesday.

Armstrong, who is wearing a boot on his right foot, was also held out of Monday's practice after re-injuring himself in Saturday's loss to Northwestern. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf couldn't clarify Armstrong's status for Saturday's game against Purdue. "I don't know," Langsdorf said. "I think he's better. I'm not sure how good he is. We'll know more about it later." Ryker Fyfe will start if Armstrong can't go. "I thought he looked good in practice," Langsdorf said. "We got him a lot of work." Said Fyfe: "Just got to get used to playing with the ones here, and just preparing to play. I was getting a lot more reps today — just getting a rhythm and getting the timing down with receivers."
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 09:16:00 PM

On Saturday, Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong will be facing a Northwestern defense that's surrendering just 16.14 points per contest on average.

Even after losing to Iowa 40-10, Northwestern still ranks as a Top-15 defensive unit both in terms of passing yardage surrendered and points allowed. For his part, Armstrong's coming off a nice performance against Minnesota in which he completed 18-of-26 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions). The 6-foot-1, 220-pound redshirt junior's been an erratic passer during the 2015 campaign on the whole, though, with three games of at least three touchdown passes and two in which he's thrown one or fewer. At $8,200 on FanDuel, Armstrong represents a risky daily prospect given his match-up and his propensity to provide such a variance in level of play.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong completed 18-of-26 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 48-25 victory over Minnesota.

He chipped in 38 rushing yards. When things are clicking as they were today, Armstrong is difficult to defend. When things aren't -- he went 21-for-59 with a 1/1 TD/INT rate during Nebraska's two-game losing streak -- he can single-handedly lose games. If you've got the guts to gamble, he's a DFA streaming option with the right matchup.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 08:47:00 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that the passing offense has gone "downhill" since the team began Big 10 play two weeks ago.

Said HC Riley, "Our inability to have balance with the passing game is obviously evident to everybody." Nebraska's lost back-to-back games against Illinois and Wisconsin, scoring a combined 34 points in the process. The lull has coincided with junior QB Tommy Armstrong falling off the statistical equivalent of a cliff. He opened the season with 300-plus-yard passing efforts in three of four games (throwing for a still respectable 270 in the other). The good times then abruptly ceased, as the 6-foot-1, 220-pound junior completed 10-of-31 passes for 105 yards and interception against the Illini and 11-of-28 for 129 yards and a solitary touchdown against Wisconsin. "We have ample weapons," said Riley. "We have to be able to get them the ball effectively to be as good as we can be."
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 09:34:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong struggled in Saturday's 23-21 loss to Wisconsin, completing just 11-of-28 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown.

Armstrong managed just 4.2 YPA. The best that can be said about his work in this game is that he did rush for 50 yards and a touchdown. But still. After opening the season with 300-yard passing efforts in three of his first four games, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound redshirt junior has now turned in stinkers in his last two. Against Illinois last weekend, he threw for just 105 yards, which he subsequently followed up with Saturday's sad panda effort. While he does hold a 12/5 TD/INT ratio, he's proving himself a risky DFS play as his early success begins to fade into the rearview mirrior. Things don't get easier next week, as the Cornhuskers have a road date with an always feisty Minnesota squad.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 08:18:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior QB Tommy Armstrong threw for 368 yard, two touchdowns and an interception Saturday against Southern Miss.

He also ran for 63 yards and a score. Armstrong has taken a step forward as a passer this fall, putting him squarely on the DFS radar. He's averaging nearly three touchdowns a game and over 300 yards passing a game. He's also run for 49 yards or more in each of his past two games.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt sophomore QB Tommy Armstrong left Friday's game against Iowa in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury.

On a run, Armstrong was felled by a pair of Iowa defenders and dropped harshly to the ground on top of the ball. It's possible the wind is just knocked out, just as it's possible that Armstrong has suffered an injury that will keep him sidelined for the rest of the game. In the possession previous, he was hit while throwing by Iowa DT Carl Davis, leading to a pick-six. Backup QB Ryker Fyfe is in for the Huskers.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Nebraska starting redshirt sophomore QB Tommy Armstrong spent a day working with Brett Favre.

"Blessed to workout with one of the best to ever play in the NFL!!!! Taught me so much today!!" Armstrong tweeted. As a redshirt sophomore, Armstrong took over for an injured Taylor Martinez and offers more consistency as a thrower from the pocket. He still can improve his accuracy and decision making, however.
Tue, May 20, 2014 12:29:00 PM