On Armstrong: On Armstrong: A strong inside force who saw significant action in his first two years (23 games) before missing last year due to injury ... will work once again at nose tackle ... came back from injury in the spring and played well.
2005 (Junior): Redshirt season ... sat out the season with an injured back.
2004 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 games, starting two ... finished the year with 16 tackles (six solo) and 2.5 tackles for loss ... also posted three quarterback hurries ... (at Duke) ... made his first career start and recorded two tackles ... combined with D'Qwell Jackson to stop RB Justin Boyle for a short gain on Duke's second play from scrimmage ... (at WVU) ... had a career-high four tackles (three solo) and had his first career TFL ... combined with Conrad Bolston to stop Kay-Jay Harris for a one-yard loss late in the third quarter.
2003 (Freshman): Played in 12 games, seeing the field more as the season progressed ... lone game in which he did not play was the first of the year, Northern Illinois ... finished with 12 tackles (six solo) and two quarterback hurries ... (vs. UVa) ... tied a season-high with three tackles (one solo) ... also recorded the first QB hurry of his career ... had a big stop on a Wali Lundi run for no gain in the first quarter ... (at GT) ... finished with three tackles (one solo) ... (vs. Duke) ... had three tackles (two solo) ... (vs. The Citadel) ... recorded the first tackle of his collegiate career ... (at FSU) ... saw his first action as a Terp.
Prep: A 2003 graduate of Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. ... a 10-game starter ... was the team's second-leading tackler from his defensive tackle spot as he notched 55 stops ... also posted seven sacks, one interception and two fumble recoveries ... also recruited by Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Virginia and Ohio State ... prep coach was John Shuman.
High School: A 2002 graduate of Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Va. ... saw action as an offensive and defensive tackle ... led team in tackles from his defensive tackle spot ... a first team All-Northern Region selection ... earned all-district honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman ... first team all-district all three years ... rated the No. 31 overall prospect in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... also competed in wrestling ... was a top five finisher in the heavyweight division as a junior and senior ... initially signed with Virginia out of high school ... high school coach was Chad Lewis.
Personal: Robert Armstrong was born July 6, 1983, in Woodbridge, Va. ... is the son of Willie and Kathy Armstrong ... a family studies major ... is one of five siblings (has three brothers and one sister).
Defense G-GS UT AT TT/Avg TFL Sacks Int. 2003 12-0 6 6 12/1.0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 2004 11-2 6 10 16/1.5 2.5-3 0.0-0 0 2005 Redshirt season Career 23-2 12 16 28/1.2 2.5-3 0.0-0 0