Former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong is a hero.
A family home in Gulfport, Mississippi, was engulfed in flames, with firefighters having to use chainsaws to enter the home. Armstrong told WLOX how he played a role in the rescue.
“I saw a bunch of smoke so I started grabbing bricks and throwing them out the windows,” Armstrong said. “I realized they were trying to get out the rear right window, so I crawled in there, grabbed her, brought her to the window and we got her out. At the end of the day, I was just trying to find her. I’ve known her since I was little. »
All family members escaped the house, although some members were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. The cause of the fire has not been announced.
Armstrong, 29, started 41 games for the Cornhuskers from 2013-16. Nebraska went 30-13 in his starts and Armstrong threw for 8,871 yards, 67 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. He also ran the ball 423 times for 1,819 yards and 23 touchdowns during his four years with the program.
Armstrong has had a number of professional saves since Nebraska. He tried out for the Vikings as a safety in 2017 but didn’t make the roster. He would later play in the “Your Call Football” league and the AAF. He spent the last few seasons in the Indoor Football League, first with the Nebraska Danger and later with the Sioux Falls Storm.