Tommy Armstrong, a former Nebraska quarterback, performed a very heroic act alongside his mother in their hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi on Monday night.
The erstwhile college QB was visiting family when he noticed a nearby howse was on fire. He and his mother would run into the burning building to rescue the family trapped inside.
Armstrong told WLOX-TV he had known the woman living in the burning house since he was a kid and just wanted to help get her out.
“I saw a bunch of smoke, so I just started grabbing bricks and throwing ’em through the window and realized they were trying to get out of the back right window,” he explained. “So I crawled in there and grabbed her, picked her up and drug her to the window. We got her out. At the end of the day, I was just trying to find her. It was more of just, I’ve known her since I was a little kid.”
“[Tommy] and his mom are heros [sic],” Armstrong’s wife Jaylyn tweeted afterwards. “We’re sitting in her living room and the neighbors house burst in flames. We run over and I take care of the young girl who punched the windows out to break free, Tommy and his mom jump into the burning house to pull the remaining people out.”
Armstrong spent five seasons at Nebraska and was the Cornhuskers’ starting QB during his final three years there. He remains the school’s all-time passing leader with 8,871 passing yards, as well as touchdown passes, with 67. Armstrong is currently playing in the Aliance of American Football and Indoor Football League.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.