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Nebraska's Armstrong improving during spring ball

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) - After senior quarterback Taylor Martinez went down with an injury last year, redshirt freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. took the reigns, helping the Huskers earn a bid to the Gator Bowl last season.

He enters the spring as the front runner to earn the starting job this year.

Armstrong went 6-1 as a starter for the Big Red and threw for 803 yards while rushing for 276 more. He combined for nine touchdowns.

The sophomore will have plenty of weapons at his disposal in the fall, with the return of running back Ameer Abdullah and receiver Kenny Bell.

To continue his development, Head Coach Bo Pelini said they're trying to keep him on his toes in spring ball.

"He's getting different things thrown at him every single day," Pelini said.  "Different blitzes, different coverages and things like that. It's all a part of the growth process.  I think he's handled it well."

Nebraska's Red-White Spring game is April 12, in Lincoln.
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