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Armond Armstead

| | College: Southern California
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2010 Season

Spent five days at USC hospital after suffering chest pains that apparently were related to an illness he had felt for a couple of weeks. Armstead started all of his 2010 junior season, 11 times at defensive end and once (against Virginia) at defensive tackle. Overall in 2010 while appearing in 12 games (he missed the Washington State game with a shoulder sprain suffered at Minnesota), he had 43 tackles, including 6.5 for losses (with 3 sacks), plus a fumble recovery and 2 deflections. He had 3 tackles at Hawaii, 1 against Virginia while playing both tackle and end, 4 at Minnesota (1.5 for losses) and versus Washington (with a sack) and 3 at Stanford and against California (1 for a loss). He then had 7 tackles (0.5 for a loss) and a fumble recovery against Oregon. He added 1 stop at Arizona, then had 8 tackles at Oregon State, 4 versus Notre Dame (0.5 for a loss) and 5 tackles, including 2 sacks, and 2 deflections at UCLA.

2009 Season

Was switched from defensive tackle to end in 2009 spring drills and the move turned out well as he earned the starting job there as a sophomore in 2009. But he broke his left foot in 2009 fall camp and missed USC's first 5 games. He returned to see limited action in the final 8 games in 2009, primarily at end. He started 5 games, 2 at tackle (Notre Dame, Oregon State) and the last 3 at end (UCLA, Arizona, Boston College). Overall in 2009 while appearing in 8 games, he had 6 tackles, including 1 for a loss, and blocked a PAT. He had 2 tackles and the blocked PAT at Notre Dame in his first action of 2009, then added a tackle at Oregon and versus Arizona (including 0.5 for a loss) and 2 tackles (with 0.5 for a loss) against Boston College.

2008 Season

Armstead served as a backup defensive tackle as a first-year freshman in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 9 games (all but Oregon State, Notre Dame, UCLA and Penn State), he had 10 tackles, including 3 for losses of 9 yards (with a 6-yard sack against Ohio State). He had 4 tackles at Washington State (2 were for a loss) and 2 versus California. He broke a bone in his hand prior to the Notre Dame game and missed 3 contests (Notre Dame, UCLA and Penn State).

High School

His 2007 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-Northern California, Sacramento Bee All-Metro and All-Metro League MVP as a senior defensive and offensive lineman at Pleasant Grove High in Elk Grove (Calif.). He had 88 tackles and 11 sacks in 2007. As a junior in 2006, he had 79 tackles and 5 sacks. He also played basketball and was on the track team (shot put, discus throw) at Pleasant Grove.


He's a communication major at USC. His uncle, Willie Armstead, was a cornerback at Chico State in the 1980s.


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