Oregon offensive linemaner Karrington Armstrong, a redshirt senior from McQueen High School (Reno, Nevada), enters his fifth season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Armstrong was an incredibly dominate two-sport athlete in the state of Nevada. Armstrong earned all-state honors as an offensive guard and received a three-star ranking by Rivals (No. 48 OG) and Scout (No. 66 DT). Armstrong guided his team to a perfect 14-0 season, outscoring opponents by a total of 579-100 points on the year. He played both sides of the ball, but was recruited by Oregon o-line coach Steve Greatwood to play offense.
Outside of the football field, Armstrong was ranked the the No. 1 heavyweight wrestler in the state as a junior.
In 2009, Armstrong redshirted his first season with the Ducks and moved over to the center position after playing guard in high school. He was tied on the team for squat at 500 lbs.
In 2010, Armstrong sat another season behind senior Jordan Holmes on the depth chart. Armstrong made a lone appearance in a win over Portland State early in the season.
In 2011, Armstrong battled with now three-year starter Hroniss Grasu for the starting center job and ultimately ended up second on the depth chart. Armstrong saw time in eight games during the season including a career-high 43 plays against Missouri State.
In 2012, Armstong again served behind Grasu throughout the season as the primary center reserve. Armstrong also saw playing time for other positions on the line when linemen went down to injury.
Heading into next season, Armstrong will again serve as Grasu’s replacement but could be the top candidate to grab a starting spot at either guard position during the season should either one go down. Armstrong played the position in high school, and guard is the easiest of the line positions to convert to.