Derick Armstrong

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Derick Armstrong
No. 87, 88
Date of birth (1979-04-02) April 2, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Jasper, Texas
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) WR
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg)
College Arkansas-Monticello
Career history
As player
20012002 Saskatchewan Roughriders
20032006 Houston Texans
20062009 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2010 BC Lions
2010 Saskatchewan Roughriders*
2010 Edmonton Eskimos
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only.
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2002, 2007
CFL East All-Star 2007
CFL West All-Star 2002
Career stats

Derick Armstrong (born April 2, 1979) is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He most recently played for the Edmonton Eskimos and the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

Early life[edit]

Armstrong was born in Jasper, Texas.[1] He attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Armstrong began his football career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL where he played for two seasons, and in 2002 he was a CFL All-Star. After his success in the CFL, Armstrong signed with the Houston Texans of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He played there for three seasons, playing in 35 games registering 45 catches for 605 yards and two touchdowns.

On September 19, 2006, Armstrong returned to the CFL and joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' receiving corps, playing in the final five games of the season.[3] Armstrong would continue to be a force on offence as he posted back-to-back 1000 yard seasons in 2007 and 2008. However, under a new regime in 2009, Armstrong would see an end to his time as a Blue Bomber as he got into an altercation with new head coach, Mike Kelly. After being informed that he would be a designated import (one of three import players that would not start), Armstrong refused to play. As such, he was released on July 8, 2009 after dressing in only one game that season.[4]

After sitting out the entire 2009 CFL season, Armstrong signed with the BC Lions on February 4, 2010, reuniting him with Roy Shivers, the former GM of the Saskatchewan Roughriders who originally signed him to the CFL.[5] Despite being the team's second leading receiver after week 6, Armstrong was released on August 10, 2010, with the team opting to use the younger Darius Passmore.[6]

Armstrong was signed midway through the 2010 season by the Edmonton Eskimos, but was released in the off-season on December 16, 2010.[7]

Statistics[edit]

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games No. Yards Avg Long TD Games No. Yards Avg Long TD
2001 SSK 10 30 436 14.5 46 1 Team did not qualify
2002 SSK 18 70 1,104 15.8 100 5 1 7 142 20.3 47 1
2003 HOU 8 7 75 10.7 18 1 Team did not qualify
2004 HOU 14 29 415 14.3 44 1 Team did not qualify
2005 HOU 13 9 115 12.8 28 0 Team did not qualify
2006 WPG 5 25 302 12.1 34 3 1 5 77 15.4 47 0
2007 WPG 17 83 1,142 13.8 52 6 3 7 143 20.4 50 1
2008 WPG 17 81 1,010 12.5 63 5 1 2 24 12.0 13 0
2009 WPG 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 Released prior to post-season
2010 BC 6 22 316 14.4 58 0
2010 EDM 4 11 121 11.0 28 1 Team did not qualify
NFL totals 35 45 605 13.4 44 2
CFL totals 78 322 4,431 13.8 100 21 6 21 386 18.4 50 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derick Armstrong". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Derick Armstrong". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/blue_bombers_add_armstrong
  4. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/bombers-release-armstrong
  5. ^ http://www.bclions.com/article/lions-add-derick-armstrong-to-receiving-corps-sign-duckett
  6. ^ http://www.bclions.com/article/lions-release-derick-armstrong
  7. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/veteran-db-goss-among-five-eskimos-released

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