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Nebraska senior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. was selected as one of the 30 players on the 2016 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List released Thursday morning. The Davey O’Brien Award is presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback.
The 6-1, 220-pound Armstrong has guided the Nebraska offense each of the past two seasons. Last season, Armstrong threw for 3,030 yards and accumulated 3,430 yards of total offense and 29 touchdowns (22 passing, seven rushing).
Armstrong has made 33 starts in his Husker career and enters the 2016 season in position to threaten Nebraska career records for passing yards, passing touchdowns, total offense and total touchdowns. He ranks among the active FBS leaders in several categories, including career passing yards (seventh, 6,691 yards), career passing touchdowns, (fourth, 53 touchdowns), career touchdowns responsible for, (tie-second, 69 touchdowns) and career total offense sixth; 7,998 yards).
Armstrong, who is looking to become Nebraska’s first O’Brien Award winner since Eric Crouch in 2001, is one of five Big Ten quarterbacks on the watch list. The O’Brien Award Watch list is the second preseason list Armstrong has been selected for as he was also named to the Maxwell Award watch list released earlier this month.
The watch lists for national awards will continue to be announced through July 15.