|High School:||Pleasant Grove HS|
2014 — The 13-game starter encountered his best season as a collegian, finishing second among team’s interior line in tackles (46) while leading Oregon in quarterback hurries . . . Provided the Ducks with a physical presence up front, complementing an imposing frame with natural skills that offered a hint of his potential upside . . . His 5.5 tackles-for-loss included quarterback sacks vs. Michigan State, Colorado, and Arizona . . . Proved to be at his best on the biggest of stages, posting a career-high nine tackles in the College Football Playoff National Championship against Ohio State along with recovering one fumble . . . Was credited with five or more tackles on three other occasions in his 13 appearances . . . The honorable mention all-conference choice also forced a fumble and recovered a second loose football in consecutive weeks against Wyoming and Washington State . . . Remained on the field for 88 snaps against the Buckeyes, 84 vs. Florida State and 83 against the Spartans.
2013 — Became a mainstay in the Ducks’ defensive line rotation regardless of his status as a starter or coming off the bench, posting five unassisted tackles among his 15 total stops in 13 appearances . . . Opened the first five games of the year along the defensive front before serving as a reserve the latter half of the year, completing the year with a pair of assisted tackles in the Alamo Bowl win vs. Texas . . . Credited with three tackles at both Virginia and Stanford while picking up tackles-for-losses against the Cardinal and Nicholls . . . Enjoyed his first unassisted quarterback sack in the season opener against Nicholls . . . Took part in 40 or more snaps in five of the first seven games . . . Elevated his game throughout the 2014 spring while he was credited with a quarterback sack and two unassisted tackles in the Spring Game.
2012 — 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.
BEFORE OREGON — 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.
PERSONAL — Parents: Guss and Christa Armstead. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Pleasant Grove (Joe Cattolico), 2012. Major: General Social Science.
ARMSTEAD'S CAREER BESTS
Tackles: 9, vs Ohio State, 01/12/15 (5-4)
Sacks: 1.0 [t-57th], Nicholls, 08/31/13 (1-0); Michigan State, 09/06/14 (1-0); Colorado, 11/22/14 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 2.0 [t-47th], Michigan State, 09/06/14 (2-0)
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-6th], Wyoming, 09/13/14
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-5th], vs Ohio State, 01/12/15; at Washington State, 09/20/14
Pass breakups: 1, Nicholls, 08/31/13; Cal, 09/28/13