Former Husker QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. saves family from burning home

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A former Husker jumped into action after a Mississippi home caught fire Monday evening.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. and his mom were in the living room of their Gulfport home when a neighbor’s house “burst in flames,” Tommy’s wife, Jaylyn, said on Twitter.

The two ran over, broke open the windows and jumped into the home to get the residents out of the house.


Everyone inside the home got out safely, but some were taken to a local hospital for treatment, WLOX reported.

The cause of the fire was an electrical outlet overloaded with a space heater, according to WLOX.

Armstrong was a quarterback at Nebraska from 2012 to 2016. He earned several accolades, including the Tom Novak Trophy in 2016.

He also holds numerous records at Nebraska, including the most career passing yards (8,871) and the most career total offense (10,690 yards).

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