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Nebraska redshirt senior WR Jordan Westerkamp accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Westerkamp missed a pair of contests this season due to a back injury. In 10 relatively healthy contests, the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder caught 38 passes for 526 yards and five touchdowns. Unfortunate on the injuries, as Westerkamp entered the 2016 season as a potential 1,000-yard receiver, having finished up 2015 with a 65-918-7 line over 13 games. The East-West Shrine Game will be played on January 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Source: Land of 10
Dec 5 - 7:51 PM

Arizona defensive assistant Donte Williams has accepted a position as defensive backs coach at Nebraska.

Williams initially joined Arizona's staff as a defensive assistant last January, coming over from San Jose State. He had spent three years with Spartans prior to jumping over to the Wildcats. In a statement, Nebraska HC Mike Riley said, "We are confident that Donté Williams will bring great energy and expertise to our defensive coaching staff." In addition to his coaching acumen, he is a highly-respected weapon in the recruiting game. Two years ago, Sports Illustrated named Williams one of the 10 best recruiters in all the land.
Dec 5 - 4:32 PM

Nebraska junior CB Chris Jones will return for his senior season in 2017.

Jones had the option of declaring for this spring's draft. That won't be happening barring a change of heart. The 6-foot, 185-pound junior tweeted that the Cornhuskers have "unfinished business." In 11 games this season, he has logged 33 tackles (3.0 for loss), a sack, three interceptions (one returned for touchdown) and nine passes defended.
Nov 29 - 2:37 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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 senior QB Ryker Fyfe suffered a broken left wrist in Saturday's win over Maryland.

Fyfe earned the start in place of Tommy Armstrong (hamstring/ankle) on Saturday, but the end result proved catastrophic. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior would break his wrist in the contest and has already undergone surgery to repair the injury. HC Mike Riley would not officially rule Fyfe out for Friday's regular-season finale against Iowa, but it would outwardly seem unlikely that he will be able to play given the recency of his wrist injury. If both Armstrong and Fyfe are unable to give it a go for that contest, redshirt sophomore Zack Darlington would likely draw the start.
Nov 21 - 3:13 PM

Nebraska junior RB Terrell Newby carried the ball 22 times for 98 yards and a touchdown in the school's 28-7 win over Maryland.

Newby did not cross the 100-yard plateau, and his longest carry went for 14 yards. The junior is an inside runner and will likely continue to see 15-plus touches per game.
Nov 19 - 3:28 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.
Source: ESPN.com
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 senior QB Ryker Fyfe will likely start against Minnesota on Saturday in place of the injured Tommy Armstrong (head).

With Armstrong currently going through the concussion protocol, Fyfe could see extended action this coming weekend. In second-half action against Ohio State following Armstrong's exit from that contest on Saturday, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Fyfe completed 5-of-18 passes for 52 yards and an interception. Those numbers are rotten, but to be fair, not many backups thrust into immediate action would find success against the Buckeyes. Regardless, we would recommend steering clear of Nebraska's quarterbacking situation for fantasy purposes.
Nov 7 - 1:14 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


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