Isaac

Armstrong

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Punter
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest
Other College: Kearney
Major: Special Education

Bio

Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2018, Coaches & Media)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2017)

» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

2019 Season Outlook
Isaac Armstrong made his punting debut as a junior last season. He was Nebraska's starting punter for the final seven games of 2018, earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition with the No. 2 punting average in the Big Ten and the ninth-highest average in NU history (43.6 yards per punt). Armstrong was the Huskers' starting holder in 2018.

In the classroom, Armstrong is on track to graduate in December with a degree in child, youth and family studies.

2018 (Junior)
Armstrong was the holder for all 12 games and was the starting punter in the final seven games, earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors. He averaged 43.6 yards per punt, the second-best mark in the Big Ten and the ninth-highest average in NU history. Armstrong pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line nine times, had seven punts of 50 yards or longer and only seven of his 32 punts were returned, including two fumbles.

Armstrong punted twice at No. 16 Wisconsin, booming a 59-yarder on his first career punt and then pinning UW inside the 15-yard line with a 49-yard punt. He averaged 45.8 yards on five punts at Northwestern and pinned the Wildcats inside the 10-yard line twice. Armstrong averaged 57.3 yards per punt against Bethune-Cookman, just shy of the school record (57.6), including a career-long 73-yard punt, the seventh-longest punt in NU history. Two of his four punts against Illinois were fumbled resulting in takeaways. Armstrong pinned Michigan State inside the 20-yard line twice on five punts in a 9-6 win where field position was key.

2017 (Sophomore)
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.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Armstrong was Nebraska's No. 2 punter behind Caleb Lightbourn. He traveled to road games, but did not play and redshirted. 

2015 (Redshirt)
Armstrong was on campus for the 2015 season but was not a member of the football team. He joined the Huskers prior to the 2016 spring season.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest HS/Kearney HS)
Armstrong walked on at Nebraska after spending time as the place-kicker 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 and eight goals during his junior campaign. Armstrong spent his sophomore season at Kearney High School, where he scored 15 goals. 

Personal
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 has volunteered with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Kids Against Hunger and hospital outreach visits.

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