- 2013 Miami Pro Day: Ray Ray Armstrong attempts return to game at Miami's pro day...Representatives from 22 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held March 7 at Miami (Fla.), where 12 players participated in a workout that was held outdoors on grass. Ray Ray Armstrong, SS (6-3, 216) - Armstrong ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 and 4.69 seconds, had a 4.24-second short shuttle and 7.20-second three-cone drill. He had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-8 broad jump. He also had 18 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Armstrong was suspended for the 2012 season by the school after being involved in a compliance issue with a Miami booster. Armstrong is attempting to return to football after a year away from the game and could be mid-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, possibly as high as the fourth round. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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If ever a player was ready to break out as a senior, it's Ray Ray Armstrong. But then again, Hurricanes' fans and coaches have been waiting for the senior safety to reach his potential since he arrived in Coral Gables as one of the top recruits out of the prep ranks four years ago.
Armstrong's development was stunted by a suspension last season that lasted five games, which just happens to be the same number of career starts under his belt.
Armstrong saw significant playing time as a true freshman with 21 tackles over 10 games, including one start. He started three games as a sophomore, recording a personal-best 79 tackles and tying for the team-lead in interceptions (3).
Armstrong was expected to take another step forward as a junior, but he missed the first four games in 2011 because of improper dealings with a booster, followed by a one-game suspension for a violation of team rules. Once he returned to the team, Armstrong showed obvious rust and spent the rest of the season playing catch-up, finishing with just 34 tackles and one interception in seven games.
Armstrong is a big, aggressive athlete with the speed and range to cover both sidelines, flashing first round ability. And if reports are true, Armstrong has been working his tail off during the offseason as he enters the 2012 season as an expected starter. But whether or not he will ever reach his full football potential has yet to be seen.