Former Nebraska football QB wins it all in front of family

Former Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong leads Omaha Beef to a second consecutive championship, scoring 7 TDs in front of his family.
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While one former Nebraska football quarterback was busy preparing to play for a championship, another was still basking in the glow of winning his. Adrian Martinez has gotten quite a few headlines over the last few weeks thanks to his performances in the UFL. Tommy Armstrong hasn’t gotten nearly enough attention for what he’s done.

Granted, one of the reasons Armstrong hasn’t gotten a ton of attention is that he’s been playing in the National Arena League. Despite playing in a league that largely gets ignored, the former Husker carried himself like a champion all season. And eventually led his team to a championship.

When Armstrong led the Omaha Beef to a second consecutive championship on Saturday night, he did so in front of his mother for the first time since he was a member of the Nebraska football team. That alone made this win more special than many of the others.

Former Nebraska football quarterback wins championship with family in tow

“I got a chance to play in front of my mom, my daughter,” Armstrong said after the Beef notched a 47-46 win over Sioux City in the National Arena League championship game Saturday at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. “I’m just grateful for it.”

Omaha finished the season with a 9-0 mark and has won 21 consecutive games after winning the Champions Indoor Football title in 2023. Thanks in large part to the former Husker.

Armstrong, who played under head coaches Bo Pelini and then Mike Riley when he was with NU, has had a long and winding road since leaving the Huskers. That road included saving a family from a burning house back in 2022.

For now, all that’s in the rear view mirror. Tommy Armstrong is a champion again. He’s someone who discord seven total touchdowns in order to get his team a win. And he doing all of that not far from where his greatest glory days were with the Nebraska football team.