(RightIsRight.co) – Tommy Armstrong, a former quarterback for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, recently proved himself to be a hero when he rescued a family from a burning house in Gulfport, Mississippi.
According to Armstrong, he saw the house engulfed in flames and immediately began throwing bricks through the windows in an effort to get people out.
He eventually crawled through a window and pulled a family member to safety. All members of the family managed to escape the house, though some were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.
The cause of the fire has not been announced.
In addition to his heroic actions, Armstrong is also known for his football career. He played for the Cornhuskers from 2013-2016, starting in 41 games and leading the team to a record of 30-13.
During his time at Nebraska, Armstrong threw for 8,871 yards, 67 touchdowns, and 44 interceptions, and also ran the ball 423 times for 1,819 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Since his time at Nebraska, Armstrong has had several professional stops, including a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings as a safety in 2017. He has also played in the Your Call Football league and the Alliance of American Football (AAF).
In recent seasons, he has played in the Indoor Football League, first with the Nebraska Danger and then with the Sioux Falls Storm.
Former Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong saves neighbors from Mississippi house fire https://t.co/JxfZshiZCj pic.twitter.com/5hJHsKCWah
— New York Post (@nypost) December 27, 2022