56   Matt Armstrong
Matt Armstrong


Lansing, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 290



2012:Don Hansen's Honorable Mention All-American...Daktronics Super Region 4 First-Team honoree...First-Team All-GLIAC...Beyond Sports DII Athlete of the Week (9/8)...Earned third varsity letter...Played in 36 games and started 33 for the Lakers on the offensive line...Key figure in an offensive line that helped the Laker offense lead the GLIAC and rank sixth nationally in scoring (41.9 ppg)...Offense ranked second in the GLIAC and 13th nationally in total yards per game (474.5), while ranking 10th nationally in sacks allowed (0.73).

2011: Medical Redshirt.

2010: First-Team All-GLIAC plaudits...Earned second varsity letter...Key member of an offensive line that ranked eighth nationally in sacks allowed (.92), 14th in rushing (216.31 ypg), 16th in scoring (36..1 ppg) and 17th in total offense (437.6 ypg).

2009: All-GLIAC Honorable Mention...GVSU Offensive Rookie of the Year...Earned first varsity letter...Played in 13 games with 10 starts...Missed time in the middle of the season with an injury...Key part of an offensive line that ranked ninth in rushing (237.3 ypg), 11th in total offense (455.1 ypg), 12th in scoring (36.8 ppg) and third in sacks allowed per game (.57).

2008: Redshirted...Also participated in the throws for the GVSU track & field team.

High School: Prepped at J.W. Sexton High School...Played for Daniel Boggan...Associated Press and Detroit Free Press All-State First-Team as a senior...all-state honorable mention as a junior...Earned all-conference, all-area and named team captain both seasons...Recorded 42 tackles and 3 sacks at nose tackle as a junior...Added 84 tackles and 13 sacks as a senior.

Personal: Son of Kevin and Linda Armstrong...Enjoys weightlifting, listening to music and playing video games.

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