Honors & Awards
With both Martinez and fellow 2013 senior Ron Kellogg III having graduated, Armstrong is the frontrunner to hold down the starting job this fall. Armstrong proved last season he was up to the challenge, posting a 7-1 record as the starter after being thrust into the role.
The 6-1, 220-pound Armstrong flashed his ability as both a passer and runner during his time under center in 2013. Armstrong finished the 2013 season with 966 yards passing and nine touchdowns through the air, while rushing for 202 yards and two scores. Armstrong completed 51.9 percent of his passes last fall and worked during the offseason to increase his efficiency in the passing game.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Armstrong Jr. redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Cibolo Steele HS)
Armstrong was considered one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks after leading Cibolo Steele High School to the Class 5A state championship game each of his final two seasons. Armstrong led Steele to 15 straight victories in 2011, before a loss in the state championship game. He produced huge numbers both as a runner and a passer as a senior, running for 1,281 yards and 16 touchdowns, while passing for 1,945 yards and 29 touchdowns against just two interceptions. He completed nearly 59 percent of his passes.
Armstrong threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns in the state quarterfinals, while also rushing for a touchdown. In a semifinal win, Armstrong had 139 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while passing for another score. Armstrong was named to the San Antonio Express News All-Area team as an all-purpose player and was the District 25-5A Offensive MVP.
Armstrong also earned first-team all-district honors as a junior, when he led Cibolo Steele to a 14-2 record and a Class 5A Division II state championship. Armstrong ran for more than 500 yards and eight touchdowns, while completing better than 51 percent of his passes for 1,343 yards and 19 touchdowns with just two interceptions.
Armstrong was regarded as the No. 5 quarterback in the country and 18th-best overall prospect in the state of Texas by Scout.com, while Rivals.com ranked him among the top 50 players in Texas and one of the nation’s top 10 dual-threat signal callers. Armstrong played in the Offense-Defense Bowl in Arlington, Texas, following his senior season. He only visited Nebraska, but had offers from coast to coast, including Georgia Tech, Oregon, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, TCU and UCLA.
Tommy is the son of Tommy Armstrong Sr., and he was born on Nov. 8, 1993. He has been active in NU outreach activities, including the Husker Heroes program, Husker Hotline, numerous hospital and community center visits, as well as at Randolph and Clinton Elementary schools and Lefler Middle School. He is majoring in communication studies.
Armstrong Jr.'s Career Stats (Passing)
» Pass Attempts - 29 vs. Northwestern (2013)
» Pass Completions - 15 vs. Northwestern (2013)
» Passing Yards - 173 vs. Northwestern (2013)
» Long Pass - 99 vs. Georgia, 2014 Gator Bowl*
» Passing Touchdowns - 2 vs. Illinois (2013), vs. Michigan State (2013), vs. Georgia (2014 Gator Bowl)
» Rushes - 17 vs. Northwestern (2013)
» Rushing Yards - 69 vs. Northwestern (2013)
» Long Rush - 24 vs. Northwestern (2013)
» Rushing Touchdowns - 1 at Purdue (2013), vs. Northwestern (2013)
» Total Offense Yards - 242 vs. Northwestern (2013)