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Jason Armstead

Jason  Armstead

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moss Point, Miss.

High School:
Moss Point

Last College:
Gulf Coast C.C.

Height / Weight:
5-10½ / 160

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
09/18/1979

Experience:
2L

2002: Appeared in all 12-of-13 games, starting nine games at flanker ... Earned his second letter ... Did not play in the MainStay Independence Bowl versus Nebraska ... Leads team with 1,048 all-purpose yards, averaging 87.3 yards per contest ... 24 receptions for 316 yards with a long of 28 ... Averaged 18.6 yards on 19 kickoff returns, with a long 28 ... Returned 32 punts for a 12.0-yard average per return, including a 62-yard return for a score against Memphis (9/7) ... Twice earned SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... Has caught a pass in 16 straight games ... vs. Memphis (9/7): Recorded a career-high 191 all-purpose yards, including breaking a 55-year-old school single-game record with 157 punt return yards on eight returns ... Returned his final punt 62 yards for a score with 2:47 remaining in the game to provide the 38-16 final ... The eight punt returns tied the Ole Miss single-game mark ... Earned SEC Special Teams and Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... Also caught two passes for 34 yards ... vs. Arkansas State (10/12): Tallied 124 all-purpose yards ... Had a season-high 51 receiving yards on three receptions, including a season-long 28-yard reception ... Returned four punts for 37 yards and two kickoffs for 36 yards ... at Arkansas (10/26): Caught a season-high four passes for 39 yards ... vs. Auburn (11/2): Totaled 100 all-purpose yards ... Set a season high with 74 kickoff return yards on three attempts, including a season-long of 28 yards ... Returned two punts for five yards and had two receptions for 21 yards ... vs. Mississippi State (11/28): Recorded 158 all-purpose yards to earn SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the second time ... Also named Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week ... Returned three punts for 100 yards ... Returned his first punt 30 yards to the Rebel 45 in the second quarter and help set-up Ole Miss' first TD to give the Rebels a 7-3 lead ... Returned his next punt 51 yards ... Also returned two kickoffs for 49 yards, tying his season long with a 28-yarder, and caught two passes for nine yards ... Preseason: Selected preseason All-SEC kick returner by The Sporting News ... Second team preseason All-SEC kick returner by Athlon and The Southeastern Post ... Listed as the SEC's "Best Kick Returner" by The Birmingham News.

2001: Appeared in all 11 games, starting five ... Earned his first letter ... Drew first career start versus Middle Tennessee (10/20) ... Started the last four games of the season at flanker ... Earned honorable mention All-SEC honors as an all-purpose player from The Associated Press ... Led team in all-purpose yardage with 1,132 ... Averaged 27.6 yards per kickoff return on 19 attempts, ranking second in the SEC and ninth nationally ... Caught 32 passes for 413 yards and five TDs ... Earned his first letter ... vs. Murray State (9/1): Accounted for 130 all-purpose yards on four touches ... Returned his first career kickoff 93 yards for a TD ... The 93-yard kickoff return was the second-longest in the SEC for the season ... Named the Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week ... Caught first career pass with an 18-yard reception from David Morris in the fourth quarter ... at Arkansas State (10/6): Earned Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week ... Returned two kickoffs for 47 yards and two punts for 16 yards ... vs. Alabama (10/13): Caught three passes for 71 yards, including a career-long 39-yard reception ... vs. Arkansas (11/3): Had five receptions for 27 yards, including three TD receptions to tie the school's single-game record ... Also returned two kickoffs for 81 yards, including a long of 53, and one punt for two yards to finish with 110 all-purpose yards ... vs. Georgia (11/17): Set a career high with seven receptions for 73 yards ... Returned two kickoffs for 41 yards and one punt for 15 yards ... Finished with 128 all-purpose yards ... at Mississippi State (11/22): Tallied a season-best 174 all-purpose yards on nine touches ... Set career highs for kickoff returns and kickoff return yards with five for 123 yards ... Caught three passes for 47 yards and one punt for four yards ... vs. Vanderbilt (12/1): Had 159 all-purpose yards ... Set a career high with 91 receiving yards on six receptions ... Caught a 39-yard TD pass, tying his career long, from Eli Manning with 3:34 remaining to give the Rebels a 31-27 lead, and complete a rally from a 20-3 deficit in the Rebels' 38-27 victory.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Earned PrepStar All-America, plus All-Region 23 and All-State junior college honors following sophomore season at Gulf Coast (Miss.) Community College ... Named to SCS Top 100 list as well as SuperPrep JUCO Top 100, ranking No. 32 ... Also made The Clarion-Ledger Top 25 JUCO list ... A multi-talented performer who was outstanding at wide receiver, quarterback, and on kick returns ... As a sophomore, caught 23 passes for 270 yards and a TD from his receiver spot ... Also passed for 328 yards and had 220 yards rushing while playing quarterback ... Averaged 29.8 yards on six kickoff returns, which ranked third in the Mississippi JUCO league and Region 23 ... Had one kickoff return for a TD ... Averaged 9.4 yards on nine punt returns, which was 11th in the state and region ... As a freshman, returned three punts for TDs in one game ... Coached in junior college by Steve Wright ...1998: Did not attend college.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-State and All-Gulf Coast pick while playing at Class 5A Moss Point High ... Helped lead team to back-to-back state titles ... Had over 1,500 all-purpose yards during final prep season ... Caught 34 passes for 723 yards and 12 TDs, and also returned two punts for TDs during senior year ... As a junior, caught 23 passes for 525 yards ... Coached in high school by Jerry Alexander.

PERSONAL: Son of Shelia D. Armstead and Earnest Armstead ... Full name is Jason Earnest Armstead ... Born: September 18, 1979 ... Majoring in Sociology.


ARMSTEAD'S Career Statistics
?RUSHING?
Year	G-S	Att	Yds	TD	Lg	Avg.	
2001	11-5	1	-1	0	0	-1.0
2002	12-9	1	-5	0	0	-5.0
TOTALS	23-14	2	-6	0	0	-3.0

?PASSING? Year G-S Cmp-Att Pct. Yds TD INT LP 2001 11-5 1-1 1.000 -2 0 0 0 Total 23-14 1-1 1.000 -2 0 0 0

Year G-S Avg/G Effic. 2001 11-5 -2.0 83.2 Total 23-14 -0.1 83.2

?RECEIVING? Year G-S Rec Yds TD Lg Avg. 2001 11-5 32 413 5 39 12.9 2002 12-9 24 316 0 28 13.2 TOTALS 23-14 56 729 5 39 13.0

?KICKOFF RETURNS? Year G Ret Yds TD Lg Avg. 2001 11 19 524 1 93 27.6 2002 12 19 354 0 28 18.6 Total 23 38 878 1 93 23.1

?PUNT RETURNS? Year G Ret Yds TD Lg Avg. 2001 11 22 196 0 40 8.9 2002 12 32 383 1 62 12.0 Total 23 54 579 1 62 10.7

?ALL PURPOSE YARDS? Year G Rush Rec PR KR Total Avg./G 2001 11 -1 413 196 524 1132 102.9 2002 12 -5 316 383 354 1048 87.3 Total 23 -6 729 579 878 2180 94.8

ARMSTEAD'S CAREER HIGHS

RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 1, twice, vs. Georgia (11/17/2001) and Texas Tech (9/14/2002) RUSHING YARDS: -1, vs. Georgia (11/17/2001) RECEPTIONS: 7, vs. Georgia (11/17/2001) RECEIVING YARDS: 91, vs. Vanderbilt (12/1/2001) LONG RECEPTION: 39, twice, vs. Alabama (10/13/2001) and vs. Vanderbilt (12/1/2001) CONSECUTIVE GAMES W/RECEPTION: 16, 11/3/2001-present KICKOFF RETURNS: 5, at. Mississippi State (11/22/2001) KO RETURN YDS.: 123, at Mississippi State (11/22/2001) LONG RETURN: 93, vs. Murray State (9/1/2001) KO RETURN TDs: 1, vs. Murray State (9/1/2001) PUNT RETURNS: 8, vs. Memphis (9/7/2002) PUNT RETURN YARDS: 157, vs. Memphis (9/7/2002) LONG RETURN: 62, vs. Memphis (9/7/2002) ALL-PURPOSE YARDS: 191, vs. Memphis (9/7/2002) ALL-PURPOSE PLYS.: 10, 3x, MR: vs. Memphis (9/7/2002) TOUCHDOWNS: 3, vs. Arkansas (11/3/2001)

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