Vikings move former Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong to safety

Tommy Armstrong knew he'd be forced to change positions in the NFL, but he probably didn't expect it to happen twice already.

The Vikings told Armstrong, who started rookie camp as a running back, that they'll move him to safety.

According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Armstrong and former Husker teammate Terrell Newby will be invited back to Minnesota's organized team activities.

Armstrong, who played safety, along with quarterback, at Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas, said he was "kind of rusty at first."

"I think that I can bring something to the team on the defensive side of the ball and to special teams," he added. "I’m looking forward to next week. I’ll do whatever it takes to play in the NFL.’’

Armstrong threw for 8,871 yards and 67 touchdowns at Nebraska. He also totaled 1,819 yards and 23 scores on the ground.

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