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Otis Armstrong

Running Back

Otis Armstrong

Inducted 2012

Date of Birth



Chicago, IL


Purdue University (1970-1972)


While at Purdue, Otis Armstrong became the school's all-time leading rusher and leader in all-purpose yards and finished his college career with 4,601 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns. The consensus All-America was selected the Big Ten MVP in 1972, leading the league in rushing and total offense. He set the Purdue single game rushing record (276 yards vs. arch-rival Indiana). A first round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 1973 NFL Draft, Armstrong played eight seasons with Denver. He led the NFL in rushing in 1974, earning first-team All-Pro honors and Armstrong helped the Broncos appear in Super Bowl XII. Armstrong is an active church member, and he frequently donates his time and talent by teaching football to local youth in the community.


Height 5'11

Weight 196

Career Highlights

  • 1972 All-Conference
  • 1972 Conference MVP
  • 1972 Consensus All-America
  • 1972 Heisman - Eighth
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