Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2018, Coaches & Media)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)
Isaac Armstrong served as Nebraska's holder for all 12 games in 2018, and he was the Huskers' starting punter in the final seven games. Despite not opening the season as the Huskers' starting punter, Armstrong garnered All-Big Ten accolades, earning honorable-mention recognition. Armstrong punted 32 times for 1,396 yards in 2018, averaging 43.6 yards per punt, the ninth-highest average in Nebraska history. Armstrong pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line nine times and had seven punts of 50 yards or longer. Perhaps most impressively, only six of his 32 punts were returned, including two fumbled returns.
In his first action at punter, Armstrong punted twice at No. 16 Northwestern, booming a 59-yarder in his first career punt and then pinning Wisconsin inside the 15-yard line with a 49-yard punt. He then earned the start at punter at Northwestern and averaged 45.8 yards on five punts. He pinned the Wildcats inside the 10-yard line twice and also boomed a 57-yard punt. Armstrong then averaged 41.7 yards on three punts against Minnesota. He had a career day against Bethune-Cookman, averaging 57.3 yards per punt, just shy of the school record (57.6). Two of Armstrong's three punts against the Wildcats were downed inside the 20, including a career-long 73-yard punt that ranks as the seventh-longest punt in Nebraska history and the longest since 2009. The next week at No. 8 Ohio State, Armstrong punted a career-high seven times and averaged 38.4 yards per punt, including a 54-yarder. He punted four times against Illinois and two of his punts were fumbled resulting in Husker takeaways. Armstrong pinned Michigan State inside the 20-yard line twice in five punts and had a 53-yard punt against the Spartans in a 9-6 victory where field position was key. In the season finale at Iowa, Armstrong placed one of his three punts inside the Hawkeyes' 20-yard line.
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Armstrong served as Nebraska’s No. 2 punter and holder as a sophomore. Although he did not record a punt, Armstrong was on Nebraska’s travel roster all season. He served as the Huskers’ starting holder against Purdue, Northwestern and Minnesota, helping Drew Brown make 5-of-5 field goal attempts and 7-of-7 PAT tries.
Armstrong was Nebraska's No. 2 punter behind Caleb Lightbourn. He traveled to road games, but did not play and redshirted.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest/Kearney)
Isaac Armstrong joined the Nebraska football program as a walk-on after spending time as the placekicker and punter for Lincoln Southwest. As a senior in 2014, Armstrong earned second-team Super-State accolades in helping the Silver Hawks to a state playoff berth. He also played for the soccer team at Southwest, earning first-team all-state honors in 2015. He scored 18 goals as a senior in 2015 and eight goals during his junior campaign. Armstrong spent his sophomore season at Kearney High School, where he scored 15 goals.
Isaac was born on Nov. 10, 1996, and is the son of Mark and Lori Armstrong. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies. He was a member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2017. He has volunteered with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Kids Against Hunger and hospital outreach visits.