Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Tommy Armstrong Jr. redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Cibolo Steele HS)
Armstrong Jr. was the only scholarship quarterback in Nebraska’s 2012 freshman class and was considered one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks. The 6-1, 215-pound Armstrong led 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. Armstrong produced huge numbers both as a runner and a passer as a senior. He finished with 1,281 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns, while passing for 1,945 yards and 29 touchdowns against just two interceptions, completing nearly 59 percent of his passes. Armstrong showed his all-around ability during Steele’s run to the state title game. In the quarterfinals, he threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for a touchdown. A week later in a semifinal victory, Armstrong had 139 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while passing for another score. In 2011, Armstrong was named to the San Antonio Express News All-Area team as an all-purpose player and he 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. In 2010, 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. Armstrong is one of two Texans in the Huskers’ 2012 class and gives NU at least one Lone Star State representative in its signing class for the 12th straight year. He only visited Nebraska, but had offers from coast to coast, including Georgia Tech, Oregon, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, TCU and UCLA.
Armstrong Jr. is the son of Tommy Armstong Sr., and he was born on Nov. 8, 1993.