Armstead is considered a potential first-round talent after contributing on the Oregon defensive line since his true freshman season in 2012. His 5 1/2 tackles for loss as a junior were second among UO defensive linemen, and he led the team with six quarterback hurries. In the College Football Playoff National Championship game, Armstead tied for the team lead against Ohio State with nine tackles - four more than his previous career high. He also recovered a fumble to set up the field goal that got Oregon within 21-20 in the third quarter. A former five-star recruit and high school all-American, Armstead played in all 13 games as a true freshman, starting one on the Ducks' path to a Fiesta Bowl title. He earned a starting nod to open the 2013 season, then started all 13 games in which he played as a junior.
Played in all 13 games making five starts ... Finished regular season with 15 total tackles (five unassisted) ... Made two assisted stops in the Alamo Bowl against Texas ... Credited with one solo and one assisted tackle against both Arizona and Utah ... Recorded 0.5 tackles for a one-yard loss against Colorado ... Made three stops, including a tackle for a loss at Stanford ... Had three tackles, including one solo at Virginia ... Made a career-first solo sack for a four-yard loss in the season-opening win against Nicholls.
Evolved into a major asset along the defensive line as a first-year collegian, displaying versatility to play either inside or on the perimeter ... Ranked fourth on the team in tackles (26) among those coming off the bench, playing in all 13 games while earning a starting nod at California ... Recorded season-high four tackles in win over Colorado while picking up an assist for a tackle-for-loss of 1 yard ... Added trio of stops against Tennessee Tech and Washington, assisting with a quarterback sack vs. the Golden Eagles ... Had one tackle for a loss of 2 yards in win at Oregon State ... Credited with a pair of tackles on six other occasions, including two solo takedowns in his collegiate debut against Arkansas State ... Responsible for one quarterback hurry in addition to two tackles in victory vs. Arizona ... Joined the men's basketball team following the completion of the football season, redshirting for the program that claimed the Pac-12 Conference Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Regional round.
A two-way standout on the defensive and offensive lines, selected to the U.S. Army All-American game and a member of the 2012 Parade All-America team ... Tallied 42 tackles, 3.5 sacks and broke up three passes in his final prep campaign, helping lead the Eagles to the California Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game ... Named to Cal-Hi Sports all-state first team as an offensive lineman ... 2011 Sac-Joaquin Section first-team offensive lineman ... Recorded 45 tackles, two sacks, two pass breakups, one blocked punt and one blocked field goal as a junior ... Named all-NorCal first-team selection on the offensive line, as well as first-team all-Metro by the Sacramento Bee during junior campaign ... Named Delta River League Lineman of the Year in 2010 ... Posted 39 tackles, two sacks, four pass breakups and recovered one fumble as a sophomore ... Also a two-year letterwinner in basketball.
Parents: Guss and Christa Armstead. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Pleasant Grove (Joe Cattolico), 2012. Major: Undeclared.