A Nebraska Football alum shined on Saturday.
A former Nebraska football star was back on the field Saturday, this time in a much different role since the last time he put on the pads as a member of the football program in 2016. Tommy Armstrong Jr. made his debut for the Nebraska Danger.
A member of the IFL (Indoor Football League), the Danger made their debut on Saturday. Armstrong played a huge part in it, going 8-for-12 passing on the evening. He also showed a little bit of the running ability that made him so famous at Nebraska. He carried the ball three times for 23 yards and a touchdown.
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With the Danger winning the contest by a 66-44 score, it is safe to say that Armstrong made an impact in a big way. It is great to hear him competing once again. He was such a big part of Nebraska’s history and he was a fascinating quarterback to watch. You never knew what type of numbers he would put up every Saturday. One thing was for sure: as long as Tommy Armstrong was under center, you always had a chance to win the game.
Armstrong was definitely happy about his performance on Saturday. In an interview with Bob Harmar of The Independent , he seemed happy that he was able to contribute to a win. It certainly must have brought back some great memories for him.
“It feels great,” Armstrong said. “I’m just excited not for myself but for this team. They didn’t win that much last year. I feel we have a great team with a lot of talent. We had some bumps and bruises this game, but overall we learned a lot.”
Indoor football is always an offensive-minded game. For a player like Armstrong who can turn on the proverbial offensive Jets in a hurry, this could be a perfect fit for him. He has the arm and the style of play to really be successful. He always loved to compete at Nebraska and Nebraska football was certainly ready to compete every Saturday with him under center.
It will be interesting to see what he does for the remainder of the season. Something tells me he is going to have a big year. If he can succeed here, who knows what could happen for him down the road. He may be a part of a bigger league in no time. Wouldn’t that be a tremendous success story?