Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong was one of 12 Big Ten players named to the 80th annual Maxwell Award Watch List on Tuesday, given to the nation's best player.
Four-year starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong returns with 33 starts to his name. The senior was up and down in 2015, throwing for over 3,000 yards and 22 touchdowns, but also 16 interceptions. He also rushed nearly 100 times in 2015 and could see that number go up in the fall.
“We want to provide that defense with a lot of things to think about,” said Nebraska head coach Mike Riley on KXTG radio in Oregon. “Tommy is also one of the best bootleg quarterbacks I have ever... He can throw on the run. He's a nice play-action guy. We do some play-action with him in the pocket, but when he's on the edge with the bootleg run-pass, he's good. I think we get a better idea of where to go with this thing based on what the quarterback brings."