A big, strong interior defensive lineman who is expected to see significant time in the fall ... good run-stuffer ... No. 1 on the depth chart at nose tackle ... did not participate in spring practice, sitting out to concentrate on academics.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2008): Played in all 13 games at defensive tackle, starting three of the last four contests ... one of four redshirt freshmen to start (along with Torrey Smith, Lansford Watson and Taylor Watson) ... had three tackles on three occasions - vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20), vs. Wake Forest (10/18) and vs. NC State (10/25) ... first career sack came against the Wolfpack when he took down QB Russell Wilson for a loss of two ... also registered his first career forced fumble in that game ... made his first career start at Virginia Tech (11/6), tallying a career-high six tackles ... earned Iron Terp status in the spring, posting the 11th-highest strength index on the team (third among defensive linemen).
As a Freshman (2007): Redshirt season.
At Peach County High School: One of the top defensive linemen in the nation ... a three-year starter ... the No. 44-ranked defensive tackle in the nation by Scout, Inc. ... ranked 64th nationally among defensive linemen by Rivals.com ... ranked 42nd on Rivals.com's Georgia Top 50 ... also a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 ... an honorable mention all-state choice as a senior ... also earned first-team all-region and first-team All-Middle Georgia accolades as a senior ... played in the 2006 Georgia North-South All-Star game ... as a junior, posted 88 tackles, including 10 sacks ... member of two Class AAA State Championship teams (2005-06) ... participated in track as a thrower all four years ... also recruited by Clemson, Troy and South Florida ... coached by Rance Gillespie.
Personal: Born Aug. 22, 1988 ... parents are Barbara and Dexter Armstrong ... undecided on a major ... enrolled in letters and sciences.
Armstrong's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2008 13-3 7 15 22 1.0-2 1.0-2 1 0 0 0-0 Career 13-3 7 15 22 1.0-2 1.0-2 1 0 0 0-0