Jason Armstead


165 lbs


5' 10"


Wide Receiver




Sep 18th, 1979

Career Years:






Armstead played 12 games (5 starts) as a kick and punt returner, but also saw time at receiver. He had 62 punt returns for 486 yards (7.8 avg, 72 lg) and a touchdown, 35 kickoff returns for 684 yards (19.5 avg, 49 lg) and 2 missed field goal returns for 26 yards. He also has 11 catches for 104 yards and 6 carries for 17 yards. Armstead also played in the Western Semi-Final (4 punt returns for 32 yards, 2 kickoff returns for 44 yards, 2 catches for 18 yards and 1 carry for 5 yards) and Western Final (1 punt return for 10 yards, 4 kickoff returns for 86 yards and 2 catches for 37 yards).


Jason returned his first punt of the 2010 season for a touchdown on October 23. In three games, Armstead had returned 13 punts for 149 yards and one touchdown and eight kickoffs for 139 yards. He also had one catch for six yards.


Dressed in ten games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers along with East semi-final…had 60 punt returns for 624 yards and a touchdown to go along with 34 kickoff returns for 795 yards…also dressed in four games with Montreal and had 16 punt returns for 104 yards and ten kickoff returns for 165 yards. 2007: Dressed in ten games with Hamilton…had 31 receptions for 392 yards to go along with 181 punt return yards and 645 kickoff return yards…dressed in eight games for the Roughriders…15 catches for 226 yards to go along with 371 punt return yards and 211 kickoff return yards.


Started 15 games with the Saskatchewan in 2006…started in both playoff games…finished regular season with 47 receptions for 651 yards and six touchdowns…had 19 carries for 80 yards and one touchdown…returned 20 kickoffs for 267 yards and returned 42 punts for 412 yards…also threw for one touchdown when he connected with Kerry Joseph


Led the Renegades in receiving yards with 1,307, good for fifth in the CFL. Armstead also made five touchdown receptions, including a 75-yard score against Toronto on Sept. 28. He had a season high 173 receiving yards against Hamilton on Aug. 6.


Signed as a free agent during off-season ...Game Two vs TOR: Had seven punt returns for 54 yards ... Game Three vs EDM: Caught three passes for 105 yards, including an 83-yard effort at the end of the first half that set up an Ottawa touchdown. Recovered "moonshot" kickoff following touchdown, forcing a fumble by Edmonton's Fabian Burke... GAME Four @ MTL: Caught three passes for 16 yards, returned seven punts for 55 yards and brought back five kickoffs for 127 yards... Game five vs WPG: Had an electrifying 91-yard punt return, highlighting a night where he brought back eight punts for 158 yards... Game Six @ TOR: Brought two kicks back for 47 yards, including a 31-yard return. Punt return yardage continued to be solid, returning five punts for 39 yards. Recorded his first touchdown of the season on a 33-yard grab from Darnell Kennedy, one of two catches (for 47 yards) on the night... Game Seven vs CGY: Caught three passes for 16 yards, returned two punts for 24 yards and brought back three kick-offs for 48 yards... Game Eight @ B.C.: Caught four balls for 35 yards and was stellar again on returns. Brought back four punts for 57 yards and another five kickoffs for 79 yards... Game Nine vs HAM: Hauled in a pair of catches for 26 yards. Also returned a kickoff for 12 yards and brought back five punts for 62 yards... Game 10 @ EDM: Was the team's top receiver, catching three balls for 131 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown pass, in the second quarter. Also brought back two kickoff returns for 34 yards and one punt return for 14 yards... GAME 11 vs MTL: Caught his second touchdown pass of the season on a 12-yard strike from Kerry Joseph. Finished with six catches for 85 yards, three punt returns for 22 yards and five kickoff returns for 69 yards.... Game 12 vs B.C.: Had third consecutive game with a touchdown catch after hauling in a 17-yard pass in the first quarter against the Lions. Finished with four catches for 39 yards, returned three kicks for 61 yards and each of the three punts the team received, bringing it back 75 yards. Game 13 @ CGY: Extended his touchdown streak to four consecutive games with a 75 yard punt return. He had a total of 5 punt returns for 110 yards. He also added two receptions for 15 yards. Game 14 @ SSK: Had 4 catches for 18 yards, three punt returns for 10 yards, and two kickoff returns for 43 yards.


Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL on April 28 ... Played three pre-season games for the Steelers, used primarily as a kick returner ... Caught one pass for seven yards, returned a kickoff 46 yards and returned three punts Aug. 9 vs. Detroit ... Returned one kickoff 21 yards on Aug. 16 vs. Philadelphia ... Returned two punts Aug. 21 vs. Dallas ... Released by Steelers on Aug. 26.


Began collegiate career at Gult Coast (Mississippi) Community College ... Played at receiver, quarterback and as a kick returner ... 1999: Returned three punts for touchdowns in one game during freshman season ... 2000: Earned PrepStar All-America, All-Region 23 and all-state honours ... Caught 23 passes for 270 yards, passed for 328 yards and had 220 rushing yards as a quarterback ... Averaged 28.9 yards on six kickoff returns (one touchdown) ... 2001: In first year at University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), earned Associated Press All-SEC honourable mention ... Appeared in every game and started five ... Caught 32 passes for 413 yards and five touchdowns ... Returned 19 kickoffs for 524 yards (27.9 average, ranking second in conference and ninth in the United States ... Returned 22 punts for 196 yards ... Averaged 102.9 all-purpose yards per game ... 2002: Played in 12 games with nine starts ... Caught 24 passes for 316 yards ... Returned 19 kickoffs for 354 yards and 32 punts for 383 yards and one touchdown ... Earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honour after a game against Memphis in which he returned eight punts for 157 yards and one touchdown (62 yards). The yardage set a school single-game record for punt return yardage, and the eight returns equaled a school record ... Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for second time after returning three punts for 100 yards and two kickoffs for 49 yards against Mississippi State.


Has the word "Speed" tattooed on his left calf. The other calf hosts a tattoo that reads "Kills" ... Known for explosive open-field acceleration ... Led high school team to back-to-back Mississippi state titles ... Had over 1,500 all-purpose yards in his final high school season.