Ryquell Armstead

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Ryquell Armstead
No. 23 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-10-30) October 30, 1996 (age 23)
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Millville (Millville, New Jersey)
College:Temple
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 140
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2019
Rushing attempts:21
Rushing yards:65
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receptions:9
Receiving yards:92
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Ryquell Armstead (born October 30, 1996) is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Temple Owls.

Early years[edit]

Armstead was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey and grew up in Millville, New Jersey. He rushed for 1,488 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior at Millville Senior High School, including a school-record 337 yards against Absegami High School.[1]

College career[edit]

Armstead played four seasons for the Temple Owls. Armstead spent his first two seasons as a backup to starter Jahad Thomas and rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman. He received significantly more playing time as a sophomore and rushed for 919 yards on 156 carries and a team-leading 14 touchdowns as the Owls went on to win the American Athletic Conference (AAC) championship. Armstead struggled with injuries in his first year as a starter, rushing for 604 yards and five touchdowns.[2] As a senior, Armstead rushed for 1,098 yards rushing on 210 carries (5.2 average) and scored 13 touchdowns and was named first team All-AAC despite nagging injuries.[3] Armstead finished his collegiate career as the Owls fourth-leading rusher with 2,812 yards and fourth in school history with 34 rushing touchdowns.[4]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Temple Owls
Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 Temple 51 191 3.7 16 2 2 7 3.5 0
2016 Temple 156 919 5.9 76 14 5 41 8.2 0
2017 Temple 156 604 3.9 56 5 14 75 5.4 0
2018 Temple 210 1,098 5.2 75 13 8 52 2 6.5 0
Career 573 2,812 4.9 76 34 29 175 6.0 0

Professional career[edit]

Armstead was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[5] Armstead signed a rookie contract with the Jaguars on May 9, 2019.[6] Armstead made his NFL debut in the Jaguars season opener on September 8, 2019, gaining seven yards on a single carry in a 40-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.[7]

Armstead scored his first career touchdown, a seven-yard reception (also the first of his career) from Gardner Minshew, on September 29, 2019 against the Denver Broncos.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weinberg, David (April 23, 2019). "Ryquell Armstead, Wes Hills waiting for next opportunity as NFL draft nears". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Narducci, Marc (August 20, 2018). "If he stays healthy, Ryquell Armstead could be one of the best in the AAC - Temple running backs preview". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philly.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Santoliquito, Joseph (April 24, 2019). "NFL Draft will once again feature some local talent — and Eagles may be interested". PhillyVoice.com. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Chambliss, Erik (April 27, 2019). "Temple Running Back Ryquell Armstead Selected By Jacksonville Jaguars In Fifth Round Of NFL Draft". Philadelphia.CBSLocal.com. KYW-TV. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Reid, John (April 27, 2019). "Jaguars select Temple RB Ryquell Armstead in fifth round". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Williams, Charean (May 9, 2019). "Jaguars sign fifth-rounder Ryquell Armstead". Profootballtalk.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "Jaguars' Ryquell Armstead: Gets single touch". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. September 8, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  8. ^ Coppola, Anthony (September 30, 2019). "Millville's Ryquell Armstead scores first NFL touchdown". The Daily Journal. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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