ARMSTRONG, OTIS

OTIS ARMSTRONG

Inducted: June 10, 2015 in West Lafayette, IN

Date of Birth: November 15, 1950 in Chicago, IL

High School Attended: Farragut, Chicago                                Graduated: 1969

High School Honors: Varsity running back.

College Attended: Purdue University  3 years

College Honors: 3-year football letterman and starter 1970, 1971, 1972; top rusher in PU history with 3,315 yards in 3 seasons, setting school and Big Ten records; single-game rushing record of 276 yards; had 13 career 100-yard rushing games; single season record of 1,361 yards; UPI, AP, Football Writers of America, Time magazine, Football News, The Sporting News, and Walter Camp Foundation All-American 1972; Big Ten MVP 1972; earned Swede Nelson Sportsmanship Award; Offensive MVP East-West Shrine Game 1973.

Professional Athletics: Selected in 1st round of NFL draft by Denver Broncos 1973, ending his collegiate career; played 8 seasons with Broncos; retired from NFL in 1980.

Professional Honors: Led league in rushing in 1974 with 1,407 yards on 263 carries, had 9 TDs, and named to Pro Bowl; played in 1978 Super Bowl XII.

Special Recognition: Active member of Broncos Alumni Council; currently works as a sales and marketing executive; inducted into Chicagoland Sports, Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics, Denver Football, and College Football Halls of Fame.

Family: Wife, Yvonne; children, Tamu, Natasha, and Aja.