Terron Armstead

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Terron Armstead
No. 72  New Orleans Saints
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-07-23) July 23, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Cahokia, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Cahokia (IL)
College: Arkansas–Pine Bluff
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-SWAC (2010, 2011, 2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Games played: 20
Games started: 16
Stats at NFL.com

Terron Armstead (born July 23, 1991)[1] is an American football offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas–Pine Bluff. Armstead was named HBCU Top 30 Under 30,[2] in July 2014

Early years[edit]

A native of Cahokia, Illinois, Armstead attended Cahokia High School, where he was a letterman in football and track. He grew from a 6-2, 250-pound offensive lineman as a junior to a 6-4, 300-pound senior, leading Comanches to an 11-2 record and league title, earning All-Southern Seven Conference and All-Class 5A selection.[3]

In track & field, Armstead was named the News-Democrat Track & Field Athlete of the Year after capturing the state title in the shot put event with a 61 ft 5 in (18.71980 m) throw.[4] He also threw the discus.

College career[edit]

Armstead enrolled in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he played for the Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions football team from 2009 to 2012. He was an All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) selection during his final three seasons at Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Track and field[edit]

Armstead was also on the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions track & field team, where he competed as a shot putter, discus thrower and hammer thrower. He got a personal-record of 18.73 meters in the shot put at the 2012 NCAA West Regional, placing 10th.[5] At the 2012 Pepsi Florida Relays, he placed 4th in the discus throw with a career-best throw of 50.37 meters.[6]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

At the 2013 NFL Combine, Armstead ran a remarkably fast 4.65 sec 40-yard dash, which is the fastest 40 yard dash time of any offensive lineman at the combine since it first began in 1982.[7][8]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 14 in 306 lb 34 in 9 14 in 4.65 s 1.68 s 2.70 s 4.72 s 7.62 s 34 12 in 9 ft 4 in 31 reps
All values from NFL combine.[9]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Armstead was drafted in the third round, with the 75th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints,[10] making him the highest draft pick ever out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Saints signed Armstead to a four-year rookie contract on May 9, 2013.

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