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Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong tutored by Brett Favre

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Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. was pressed into service earlier than expected in 2013.


Sophomore Tommy Armstrong Jr. is expected to start at quarterback for Nebraska this season, and he received some tutelage over the weekend from Brett Favre.

Armstrong started eight games as a redshirt freshman last season; he was forced into action earlier than expected because of injuries to starter Taylor Martinez. Predictably, Armstrong struggled, completing just 51.9 percent of his passes with nine TDs and eight interceptions. Presumably, Favre gave him some passing tips.

Armstrong tweeted that Favre "taught me so much today!!" He also sent out a picture of him and Favre on Instagram.

The picture appears to have been taken on the football field at Hattiesburg (Miss.) Oak Grove High, where Favre serves as the offensive coordinator.

Armstrong (6-foot-1, 220 pounds), from suburban San Antonio, was a consensus top-10 dual-threat quarterback nationally in the 2012 recruiting class. He chose Nebraska over Southern Miss, which is Favre's alma mater, and he has family in the Hattiesburg area.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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