Former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. produced his share of moments to remember on the gridiron but few can compare to his extraordinary act of bravery on Monday in Gulfport, MS.
‘So I crawled in there, grabbed her and got her out. At the end of the day, I was just trying to find her. I’ve known her since I was a little kid.’ Armstrong did in fact find her, as all inside the house managed to escape. Some were taken to hospital following the blaze.
Armstrong’s neighbors were inside their home in the state’s south when he first noticed the fire and decided to act. ‘I saw a bunch of smoke so I just started grabbing bricks and throwing it through the window,’ Armstrong told WLOX.
During that time, he amassed 8,871 passing yards, 67 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. Armstrong was a dual-threat for the Cornhuskers and rushed for 1,819 yards from 423 attempts and 23 touchdowns. He had a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings at the safety position in 2017 but failed to make the roster.
According to WLOX, there was major damage to the left side both inside and outside of the house. Armstrong played for Nebraska football between 2013-16, starting 41 games.