JoJuan Armour


225 lbs


6' 0"






Jul 10th, 1976

Career Years:






Armour returns to the Leos after appearing in 18 games over two seasons in 2004 and 2005. Prior to the 2006 campaign Armour was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he spent two seasons (’06-’07). The former Miami (Ohio) product and 1999 draft choice of the Oakland Raiders moved on to the Calgary Stampeders for the 2008 campaign and was released by the Stamps prior to the 2009 regular season.


Played in all 18 games in his first season as a Tiger-Cat ... led the Ticats in defensive tackles with 68, also recorded 10 special teams tackles, five quarterback sacks and one forced fumble.


Played in 14 games during his second season with the Lions...finished tied for fourth with 11 special teams tackles and made six defensive tackles…missed the final four games of the regular season due to injury...in B.C.’s 27-20 season opening victory at Toronto Armour made a season high two special teams tackles...in the Lions 37-29 victory over Ottawa on July 8th, Armour made two defensive tackles...made two special teams tackles in the Lions 30-22 victory over Toronto on July 15th...in B.C.’s 61-27 victory at Ottawa on September 8th, Armour made a season high three defensive tackles and two special teams tackles.


The B.C. Lions signed Armour as a free-agent on June 4th, 2004...he played in four games during his first season with the Lions, making 14 defensive tackles including one for a one yard loss and two special teams tackles...in his B.C. debut, a 25-9 loss to Edmonton on July 9th, Armour made one defensive tackle...he made four defensive tackles and two special teams tackles in the Lions 22-16 loss at Toronto on October 11th...in the Lions 40-38 victory over Saskatchewan on October 30th, Armour made a season high six defensive tackles...recovered a fumble in the B.C.’s 27-19 Grey Cup loss to Toronto.


Attended the Bengals training camp and played in three games during the pre-season, making three total tackles (2 solo)...was released by Cincinnati on August 26th.


Started eight of 16 games played at strong safety during the regular season...ranked ninth on the Bengals with 61 total tackles (45 solo) and ranked sixth with six passes knocked down…had the Bengals on blocked kick of the season finished tied for sixth with 10 special teams tackles...made his first start of the season in Cincinnati’s 20-7 loss at Cleveland on September 15th and had eight tackles, two pass knock downs and one special teams tackle...made five defensive tackles and one special teams tackle in the Bengals 35-7 loss to Tampa Bay on September 29th...blocked a field goal and made two tackles in the Bengals 38-3 victory at Houston on November 3rd...his second quarter block of Houston kicker Kris Brown’s 46-yard field goal attempt preserved a 17-3 Bengals lead...was the first blocked punt or field goal for Cincinnati since 1999...finished second on the Bengals with a season high 10 defensive tackles (8 solo) and made one special teams tackle in Cincinnati’s 27-23 loss to Baltimore on December 1st...led all starters in the secondary with six tackles (4 solo) in the Bengals 52-31 loss Carolina on December 8th...in the Bengals 20-13 victory over New Orleans on December 22nd, Armour made four tackles (3 solo) and knocked down two passes...made six tackles (3 solo) in the Bengals 27-9 season closing loss at Buffalo.


Played in all 16 games, making 11 starts at strong safety...finished fifth on the Bengals with 77 total tackles (36 solo)...his five pass knock downs ranked third on the team…also was a major contributor on special teams, finishing tied for fourth with 15 tackles...assumed the starting strong safety position for the final 12 games of the regular season…started games 5-8 and 10-16...did not start in game nine when Cincinnati opened up with three cornerbacks...led the team with three special teams tackles in the Bengals 28-14 loss at San Diego on September 30th...made his first career NFL start in Cincinnati’s 24-14 victory over Cleveland on October 14th when Cory Hall was shifted to free safety and Chris Carter surrendered his starting FS role...had four total tackles (2 solo) in the win over the Browns...in the Bengals 24-0 loss to Chicago on October 21st, Armour made seven total tackles (3 solo)...finished with six total tackles (5 solo) in Cincinnati’s 30-13 loss at Jacksonville on November 11th, including a stop on running back Stacey Mack for no gain on second and 10 in the second quarter on a drive that resulted in a punt...tied for the team lead with three special teams tackles in the loss to the Jaguars...tied for second with eight total tackles (5 solo) in the Bengals 20-7 loss to Tennessee on November 8th...had seven total tackles (2 solo) in Cincinnati’s 18-0 loss at Cleveland on November 25th and broke up a pass in the second quarter on a third down play intended for tight end O.J. Santiago...in the Bengals 16-13 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on December 3rd, Armour led the secondary with 11 total tackles (8 solo) and knocked down one pass...delivered a punishing hit on tight end Dave Moore on the second down of the Bucs’ possession in overtime, caught an incompletion on the drive, resulting in a punt...tied for second on the team with Brian Simmons in the Bengal’s 16-0 loss at Baltimore on December 23rd with seven tackles...made eight total tackles (2 solo) in Cincinnati’s 26-23 overtime victory over Pittsburgh on December 30th...initially played with the Barcelona Dragons during the spring when Cincinnati allocated him to NFL Europe...played in seven games during the regular season, making two starts at strong safety...made 21 total tackles (18 solo) and knocked down three passes.


Played in four games during his second season with Cincinnati...opened training camp at strong safety before being moved to outside linebacker during the second week of the regular season...suffered a groin pull early in training camp and missed the first three pre-season games…played in the Bengals pre-season finale, a 21-13 loss to Detroit on August 25th and made four total tackles (3 solo)...was waived by Cincinnati on August 27th and signed to their practice roster the next day...was on the practice roster for the Bengals first four games of the regular season...Cincinnati signed Armour to their 53-man active roster on October 2nd…played in the Bengals 23-14 loss to Tennessee on October 8th...made one special teams tackle in Cincinnati’s 15-0 loss at Pittsburgh on October 15th...suffered a great toe sprain in the loss to the Steelers and missed the next eight games...returned to action for the Bengals 17-14 victory over Jacksonville on December 17th and their 16-7 loss at Philadelphia on Christmas Eve...impressed coaches in the loss to the Eagles as a spy on quarterback Donovan McNabb...helped hold the Pro Bowl signal caller to 20 yards rushing on three carries.


The Oakland Raiders drafted Armour in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft...attended the Raiders training camp and was converted to strong safety from his college position of linebacker...was released by Oakland on September 4th and claimed off waivers the next day by the Jacksonville Jaguars...was inactive for Jacksonville’s 41-3 season opening victory over San Francisco and their 22-20 victory at Carolina on September 19th...was released by Jacksonville and subsequently claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals the next day...after being inactive for the Bengals in their 27-3 loss at Carolina on September 26th, Armour made his NFL debut, playing on special teams in Cincinnati’s 33-10 loss to St. Louis on October 3rd...played in the Bengals 18-17 victory at Cleveland on October 10th...was waived by the Bengals on October 15th and they signed him to their practice roster...was re-signed to Cincinnati’s practice roster on December 16th...was inactive for the final two games of the regular season.


Played four season with the Miami University (Ohio) Red Hawks...was a two-time Mid America Conference Defensive Player of the year, winning it as a junior and senior...played in all 44 games of hid Red Hawk career, with 37 starts...finished his collegiate career ranked 10th all-time at Miami with 396 total tackles...made 67 tackles for 297 yards in losses, the second most in school history and 24.5 quarterback sacks, the third highest total...recovered six fumbles and forced three fumbles...intercepted four passes and knocked down 14 others...garnered three All-MAC selections and was a third team All-American as a senior...was a four year letterman with Miami and helped the Red Hawks to a record of 32-11-1 during his career. (1998) Played in all 11 games as a senior, guiding the Red Hawks to a 10-1 record including an upset of nationally ranked North Carolina...was named MAC Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year after he made a 128 total tackles (73 solo) including a team high 16 for 66 yards in losses...made 3.5 quarterback sacks, forced one fumble and recovered another...knocked down five passes...garnered his first career All-American selection, being named to the third team by Associated Press...received his second straight first team All-Mac selection. (1997) Played in all 11 games as a junior...was named MAC Defensive Player of the Year after he made 111 total tackles including 24 for 121 yards in losses and seven quarterback sacks...recovered four fumbles and forced one fumble...intercepted two passes and knocked down two more...received his first career first team All-MAC selection...won the John Baumes Award, presented annually to the junior on the basis of enthusiasm, loyalty, football knowledge and intense desire to win. (1996): Played in all 11 games as a sophomore, making 98 total tackles (46 solo) including 16 for 61 yards in losses and seven quarterback sacks...knocked down four passes...received his first career All-MAC selection, being named to the second team. (1995) During his freshman season Armour played in all 11 games, making 59 tackles (30 solo) including 12 for 49 yards in losses and seven quarterback sacks...intercepted two passes and knocked down three more...recovered one fumble and forced another.


JoJuan was a four-year starter at linebacker and running back at Toledo's Central Catholic High School.  While attending Miami, he majored in Education (African American Studies).