LINCOLN, Neb. — Tommy Armstrong was everywhere at Nebraska’s pro day.
The former Nebraska quarterback, who holds nearly every passing record in school history, threw passes to receivers Alonzo Moore and Brandon Reilly, and tight ends Cethan Carter and Sam Cotton during drills. Then, after a few throws, he jumped in line to catch passes himself, thrown by Nebraska graduate assistant Chase Haslett. After a route, he’d jump back in to the quarterback position, and pass a few more balls.
Armstrong, who has been working with wide receivers coach Keith Williams this offseason in hopes of being drafted this spring as a receiver, said he feels good about the way it all went on Tuesday.
“It was tough but I think I prepared well,” Armstrong said. “I had two months to prepare for it. Coach (Williams) helped me out a lot. I think I did a pretty good job running and doing the cones and the shuttle and things like that. Overall a pretty good day.”
Three months removed from the season, Armstrong says he is fully recovered from a torn hamstring that cost him the final home game of his career and the Music City Bowl against Tennessee.
“I’m well past 100 percent (healthy) now,” Armstrong said. “I ran pretty well. I ran as fast as I wanted to run and did a great job doing those position drills.”
Armstrong’s unofficial results on Tuesday include a 37.5-inch vertical jump, 16 bench-press repetitions of 225 pounds, a 10-foot-3-inch broad jump and a 4.53-second 40-yard dash.
The vertical jump was the highest of any of the participants, which included former Huskers players Cotton, Moore and Reilly, plus TE Trey Foster, OL Sam Hahn, OL Dylan Utter, OL Corey Whitaker, DL Ross Dzuris, DL Kevin Maurice, LB Brad Simpson and RB Terrell Newby.
Armstrong dropped about 15 pounds from the end of the season to now, he said, and now at about 215 pounds.
Moving forward, Armstrong is hoping to adjust better to the wide receiver position and hopes to get drafted at whatever spot a team may need, be it quarterback, receiver, or even running back.
“It was a good day just being out here,” Armstrong said.