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Tommy Armstrong | Quarterback

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/8/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220

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Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) went 13-of-35 for 125 yards and a touchdown in a 40-10 loss to Iowa on Friday.
Playing with a balky hamstring, Armstrong was every bit as bad as his stat line suggests. With backup Ryker Fyfe injured, Nebraska (9-3, 6-3) didn't have much of a choice but to roll with Armstrong through his struggles. The Huskers head into bowl season having won four more games in this regular season than they did in the last one. Nov 25 - 7:51 PM

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Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) expects to play Friday against Iowa.

Armstrong returned to practice earlier this week after missing Saturday’s 28-7 win over Maryland due to an injured hamstring. "I’m good to go and have been practicing as much as I can," said Armstrong. "I feel like if we had a game today I would play. I’m ready and it has been a long wait for me." With backup Ryker Fyfe injured, Nebraska may be forced to roll with Zack Darlington, who moved from receiver to quarterback two weeks ago, if Armstrong can't go.
Nov 23 - 3:41 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Monday.

Cornhuskers HC Mike Riley indicated that while Armstrong remains sore and was not practicing at full speed on Monday, his involvement was "pretty encouraging." With backup Ryker Fyfe nursing a broken left wrist, Armstrong's return (or lack thereof, depending) for Friday's showdown with Iowa could well make the difference between winning and losing. He is on the mend from hamstring and ankle injuries initially sustained against Minnesota on November 12. Those injuries forced him to sit out this past weekend's win over Maryland.
Nov 22 - 1:33 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that more should known about the status of redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) on Tuesday.

Riley did offer that Armstrong is "getting better" and has "definitely improved" since suffering multiple leg injuries against Minnesota two weekends ago. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound gunslinger sat out this past weekend's game against Maryland to rest up those ailments. In a simple twist of fate, backup Ryker Fyfe proceeded to break his left wrist in that contest. Nebraska finishes out their regular-season campaign against Iowa on Black Friday.
Nov 21 - 3:31 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (ankle/hamstring) is day-to-day.

On Wednesday night, HC Mike Riley relayed that Armstrong's status for Saturday's game against Maryland remains a question mark. He said that the quarterback has thrown at least a little during this practice week. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound redshirt senior sustained multiple injuries in last weekend's win over Minnesota. Ryker Fyfe would be in line to start should Armstrong be unable to go.
Nov 17 - 1:13 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley said that redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong's playing status won't be determined until later in the week due to ankle and hamstring injuries.

Armstrong -- who was briefly hospitalized after hitting his head on the ground against Ohio State two weeks ago -- started against Minnesota over the weekend after passing through the concussion protocol during the practice week. Alas, the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder came away from that contest with fresh, shiny new injuries, including ankle and hamstring ailments. Should it be determined that Armstrong will need to sit out this coming weekend's game against Maryland, Ryker Fyfe would likely draw the start in his place.
Nov 14 - 2:41 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (concussion) is listed as the starter for Saturday's game against Minnesota.

Armstrong is on the field and warming up, so it looks like he's received medical clearance to play. Ryker Fyfe will relieve him again if Armstrong can't make it through the entirety of Saturday's affair.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 12 - 7:10 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that if redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong shows no symptoms of a concussion on Friday, he could receive medical clearance to play against Minnesota.

Armstrong sported a green, non-contact jersey during Thursday's practice, but that he was participating in practice at all is an encouraging sign. He was placed in the concussion protocol after suffering a frightening head injury against Ohio State this past weekend, one which ultimately required him to be ambulanced to a local hospital. Nebraska won't be taking any risks with Armstrong's health, here, and if he does not receive clearance, starting honors would fall to Ryker Fyfe.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 11 - 2:07 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong has been placed in the concussion protocol.

Armstrong was briefly hospitalized after knocking his head on the ground at the end of a third-quarter run against Ohio State on Saturday. Now two days removed from that scary situation, HC Mike Riley deemed the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder to be "day-to-day" in advance of this weekend's upcoming date with Minnesota. He told reporters that Armstrong "feels good" at this stage, but said that at this juncture, Ryker Fyfe is likely to draw the start against the Gophs on Saturday.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 7 - 12:59 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that it is too early to place a timetable on the return of redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong (head).

"Too early to tell exactly what his situation is for next week playing football. But the good situation is that he came back out [to the sideline on Saturday]," Riley said. Armstrong was knocked unconscious after hitting his head on the ground at the end of a short run in the second quarter of this weekend's loss to Ohio State. An ambulance took him to a local hospital after an intense scene of uncertainty on the field, to the point where even the Ohio State faithful were chanting "Tommy." Armstrong was eventually able to return to the sideline after undergoing evaluation. Nebraska plays Minnesota next weekend. Expect further updates on Armstrong's availability for that one over the course of the practice week.
Nov 6 - 9:08 AM

After being taken to the hospital with a frightening head injury in the first half of Saturday's game against Ohio State, Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong returned to the sideline early in the third quarter.

Sighs of relief all the way around. Armstrong was carted off the field and onto an ambulance in the first half of Saturday's game after his head bounced off the ground on a run. He lay motionless for a time and trainers needed to cut off his jersey and pads before he was taken to the hospital. That Armstrong is already back with his Nebraska brothers -- indeed, he jogged back through the tunnel and over to the sideline -- in the third quarter is about as good an outcome as could have been imagined at the time of the injury.
Nov 5 - 10:44 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong needed to be carted off the field after hitting his head on the ground following a run.

In an incredibly scary scene, Armstrong lay motionless on the field after slamming his head into the ground on the end of a run to the left sideline midway through the second quarter. Trainers needed to cut off his jersey and pads on the field. Eventually, Armstrong was loaded onto a cart and then onto an ambulance. Per information relayed to the ABC broadcast, Armstrong was knocked unconscious on the play in question, but showed the ability to move his extremities. Certainly a good sign in the short term. Expect a more thorough update from the team in the coming days.
Nov 5 - 9:52 PM

Nebraska HC Mike Riley indicated that he would like to see more consistency from redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong.

"We’re getting some good plays. We just have to be a little more consistent in it and try and cut down as best we can the turnovers," Riley said. After throwing just one interception in his first four games, Armstrong has been picked off six times in his last four. Most recently, Wisconsin held the 6-foot-1, 220-pound upperclassman to just 153 yards passing while intercepting him twice. Riley noted that Armstrong is "very conscious" of the need to cut back on his turnovers.
Source: Land of 10
Nov 1 - 1:24 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong completed 12-of-31 passes for 153 yards and two interceptions in Saturday's 23-17 overtime loss to Wisconsin.

Nebraska brought a 7-0 record into Madison on Saturday. They left only with shattered hopes and dreams. Per ESPN's broadcast, Armstrong was dealing with a back injury which required treatment during the game. That ailment failed to sideline him, but injured or otherwise, this was a dismal offensive performance from the redshirt senior gunslinger. He almost, almost managed to pull out the win in overtime nonetheless. Wisconsin would score a touchdown (but miss the extra point) to take a 23-17 lead, setting things up for Armstrong and company if they could only find the end zone. On fourth-and-long, he fired a nicely thrown ball into the end zone against double-coverage, but his intended receiver could not hang on. This was Armstrong's first game without a touchdown pass.
Oct 29 - 10:51 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. completed 17-of-31 passes for 252 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 51 yards and an additional score in Saturday's 27-14 win over Purdue.

Not exactly the smoothest game for Armstrong or the Cornhuskers, but they improved to 7-0 nonetheless. The redshirt senior gunslinger opened the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown scamper in the first quarter. He wouldn't throw his lone touchdown pass of the afternoon until after halftime, when he connected with De'Mornay Pierson-El for a 40-yard score. While Armstrong has now thrown for a touchdown pass in every game this season, five of seven games have seen him toss just one.
Oct 22 - 8:08 PM