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Otis Armstrong
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Running back
Jersey #(s)
Born November 15, 1950 (1950-11-15) (age 59)
Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Year(s) 19731980
NFL Draft 1973 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
College Purdue
Professional teams
Career stats
Rushing Yards 4,453
Average 4.4
Touchdowns 25
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Otis Armstrong (born November 15, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) was a running back in the NFL. He played for the Denver Broncos for his entire career from 1973-1980. Before his NFL career, Armstrong played for Purdue University and left as the school's all-time leading rusher. Armstrong was selected to Purdue's All-Time team in 1987 as part of a clebration of 100 years of football at Purdue.

In his second NFL season, Armstrong led the league in rushing yards (1,407) and yards per carry (5.3). In the 1977 season, he assisted the Broncos to an appearance in Super Bowl XII, which they lost to the Dallas Cowboys 27-10.

Armstrong finished his 8 NFL seasons with 4,453 rushing yards, 123 receptions for 1,302 receiving yards, and 879 yards from kickoff returns. He also scored 32 touchdowns (25 rushing and 7 receiving).

Armstrong attended Farragut High School in Chicago, and was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Floyd Little
Denver Broncos Starting Running Back
Succeeded by
Rick Parros


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