Johnny Armstrong

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Johnny Armstrong
Personal information
Date of birth: 1898
Place of birth: Kansas
Date of death: April 30, 1960(1960-04-30)
Place of death: Dubuque, Iowa
Career information
College: University of Dubuque
Debuted in 1923 for the Rock Island Independents
Last played in 1926 for the Rock Island Independents
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Head coaching record
Career record 5–2–2
Coaching stats at

John A. Armstrong, Jr. (1898 – April 30, 1960)[1][2] was an American football player and coach. After attending the University of Dubuque, where he was a four-sport athlete,[3] he played on the Rock Island Independents of the National Football League, and later the first American Football League, from 19231926.[1] The Green Bay Press-Gazette named Armstrong a third-team All-Pro in 1923.[4] In 1924, Armstrong coached the Independents to a 5–2–2 record, and a fifth-place finish.[5] Armstrong also played minor league baseball for the Dubuque Climbers/Dubs/Ironmen and Oklahoma City Indians from 1922 to 1928.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Johnny Armstrong". Database Football. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  2. ^ a b "John Armstrong". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  3. ^ McGrane, Bert (2005-07-14). "Johnny Armstrong, Dubuque, 1951 Lynn King, Villisca, 1951". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  4. ^ Hogrogian, John (1982). "All-Pros of the Early NFL" (PDF). Coffin Corner 4 (11). Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  5. ^ "John Armstrong Coaching Results". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 

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