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Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. worked out with Brett Favre (Photo) Gator Bowl - Nebraska v Georgia

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 1: Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers lets loose on a 99-yard touchdown pass to Quincy Enunwa in the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs during the Gator Bowl at Everbank Field on January 1, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. Nebraska won the game 24-19. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

After getting some valuable playing time last season as a redshirt freshman, Tommy Armstrong Jr. enters the 2014 as the favorite to be the win the starting quarterback job at Nebraska. In efforts to improve his game in the offseason, Armstrong had the chance to work out with Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre over the weekend.

Pressed into action after Taylor Martinez went down with a foot injury, Armstrong had mixed results in his eight starts, throwing nine touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing just 52 percent of his passes.

While often splitting time with fifth-year senior Ron Kellogg III, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Armstrong completed 68-of-131 passes for 966 yards on the year while also running for 202 yards and two scores. In the Cornhuskers’ Gator Bowl win over Georgia, Armstrong completed 6-of-14 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns.

A native of Cibolo, Texas in suburban San Antonio, Armstrong was a Rivals three-star recruit in the class of 2012 and the ninth-rated dual-threat quarterback in the country.


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