player of the day
40 TIME 4.95
Pros: HUGE size, strong, plays hard, team leader, moves well for a big man.
Cons: Plays to high, not agressive. Could be a dominating tackle if someone could light a fire under him.
Draft Exchange Analysis:
ARMSTRONG'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended Centralia High, where he was coached by John Schultz...earned three varsity letters each in football and basketball...line coach David Pritchard, a 1981 letterwinner for WSU...during JUNIOR year was an All-Rivers League pick as a defensive lineman and also named to the All-Lewis County team by the Centralia Chronicle...all-league second team in basketball...as a SENIOR received All-West Region honors by Student Sport...All-Pacific 9 defensive lineman...team MVP winner...Daily Olympian first team all-area pick and a NW Nugget by the Tacoma News Tribune...Associated Press All-State first team pick on both offense and defense...a Seattle Times Red Chip pick and an All-Far West pick by Prep Star Magazine...honorable mention Fab 15 selection by the Orange County Register...selected to play in the State East-West Shrine Game in Spokane.
ARMSTRONG'S WSU CAREER
FRESHMAN (2000-01): Redshirt season...earned one weekly team award: Idaho/Offensive Scout Team.
RS-FRESHMAN (2001-02): V-letter...Games - 12...Starts - 9...moved into a starting role against California in the third game after an injury to Billy Knotts...maintained starting spot after Knott's return...did not start against ASU because of a concussion suffered against UCLA, then returned for the final three games, including the Sun Bowl against Purdue...earned the following weekly team awards: California/Offensive Lineman; OSU/Most Disciplined Offense.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2002-03): V-letter...Games - 12...Starts - 11...earned the following weekly team awards: Offensive Lineman - Idaho, MSU, USC... ? All-Pac-10 first team pick by the league's coaches; ? First three starts at right tackle...then moved to left side for most of the remaining games, although started against Washington on the right side; ? Missed Stanford and Arizona games with an ankle sprain suffered playing basketball; ? Limited ASU's Terrell Suggs, the national sack leader, to one sack.
RS-JUNIOR (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 13...Starts - 13...earned the following weekly team awards: Offensive Lineman - Oregon/ASU... ? All-Pac-10 honorable mention; ? Starter at left tackle; ? Lombardi Award watch list for nation's top down lineman or linebacker and pre-season second team AA pick by Athlon Sports.
CAREER: Has been in the starting lineup since the third game of the 2001 season, except for misses due to injury...has 33 starts and played in 37 games.
Calvin Armstrong...born March 31, 1982...parents Daniel and Cindy Armstrong...one brother Curtis...hobbies include motorcycles...wants to major in a medical field.