|No. -- New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:August 3, 1990|
|Place of birth: Sacramento, California|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 298 lb (135 kg)|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|Debuted in 2012 for the Toronto Argonauts|
|* Toronto Argonauts (2012)|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* CFL All-Star (2012)|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
Armond Armstead (born August 3, 1990) is a defensive tackle for the New England Patriots. He previously played professional football for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Argonauts as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at USC.
Armstead attended the University of Southern California, playing three seasons from 2008 to 2010, starting 17 games and recording 59 tackles. However after an initially undisclosed injury, USC's staff refused to medically clear him to play in 2011. He later sued the school, accusing team doctors gave him painkillers (Toradol) that caused a heart attack and damaged his future earning potential. He went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.
In 2012, Armstead was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. In his rookie CFL season, Armstead compiled 43 defensive tackles, 2 special teams tackles, and 6 quarterback sacks. He was also named as a CFL All-star, and went on to win the 100th Grey Cup with the Argonauts that season. On January 4, 2013, Armstead was released by the Argonauts per request in order to pursue an NFL career.
New England Patriots
- Pedro Moura, Armond Armstead sues USC, ESPNLosAngeles.com, August 30, 2012, accessed January 23, 2013.
- Mike Reiss and Mike Rodak, Sources: Pats sign Armond Armstead, ESPNBoston.com, January 22, 2013, accessed January 23, 2013.
- Patriots sign DT Armond Armstead http://www.csnne.com/football-new-england-patriots/patriots-talk/Patriots-sign-DT-Armond-Armstead?blockID=825959&feedID=10950