A third round draft pick in 2013, Armstead took over starting left tackle duties in Week 16 as a rookie and has not looked back, opening every game he has appeared in since. In 2015, Armstead opened 13 games at left tackle, playing through a nagging knee injury through much of the season. Overall, he’s has appeared in 33 regular season games with 29 starts, adding two postseason starts.
NFL CAREER – A third round draft pick in 2013, Armstead took over starting left tackle duties in Week 16 as a rookie and has not looked back, opening every game he has appeared in since. In 2015, Armstead opened 13 games at left tackle, playing through a nagging knee injury through much of the season. Overall, he’s has appeared in 33 regular season games with 29 starts, adding two postseason starts.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed to a four-year contract, 5/9/13; Selected by Saints in the third round (75th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
2015 – Started at left tackle in all 13 games he appeared in for the NFL’s second-ranked offense, missing three contests (knee)…In the 2015 season opener at Arizona, Sept. 13, blocked for an offense that gained 408 total net yards…Vs. Dallas, Oct. 4, blocked for an offense that gained 438 total net yards…Inactive for the next two contests (knee) at Philadelphia, Oct. 11, and vs. Atlanta, Oct. 15…Returned at Indianapolis, Oct. 25 and blocked for a unit that gained a season-high 183 yards rushing…Vs. N.Y. Giants, Nov. 1, blocked for an offense that gained 608 total net yards and didn’t surrender a sack…Vs. Tennessee, Nov. 8, blocked for an offense that gained 416 total net yards…Vs. Jacksonville, Dec. 27, blocked for an offense that gained 537 total net yards and gave up only one sack…Missed the team’s season finale at Atlanta, 1/3/16, with a knee injury. 2014 – Started the first 14 games at left tackle before a neck injury sidelined him for the final two contests…Blocked for a rushing attack that through the 14 games he played in was ranked ninth in the NFL. 2013 – Played in six regular season games, including starting the final two at left tackle, where he also went on to open both playoff games…Replaced Charles Brown in the starting lineup at Carolina, Dec. 22…In the final regular season contest and two playoff contests, was part of an offensive line that gave up only four sacks and averaged 129.7 yards per game rushing.
COLLEGE – Competed in football and track and field at Arkansas-Pine Bluff…Played in 37 career games, starting his final 32 contests at left tackle…Totaled 314 knockdowns, also working to become an eight-time champion for the track and field team and earned All-Southwestern Athletic Conference and All-American honors as a senior…Stood out at the Senior Bowl and impressed scouts by running the fastest 40-yard dash time (4.71) by an offensive lineman in the history of the NFL Scouting Combine…Named to FCS All-American first-team as senior and was a member of the All-American Sleeper Team compiled by The NFL Draft Report, earning All-SWAC honors for the third consecutive season…Opened all 12 games at left tackle and recorded 118 knockdowns and 47 TD-resulting blocks to help his team finish 10-2…Part of a line that only allowed 23 sacks and led league in rushing (200.3 ypg.)…Helped offense reach over 500 yards in three contests…Named by coaches to the All-SWAC first-team as junior as he opened 10 games at left tackle and produced 90 knockdowns and 10 TD-resulting blocks, ranked first for blocking efficiency in FCS ranks…As sophomore, opened 10 games at left tackle and received All-SWAC first-team honors in first year as starter…Blocked for an offense ranked second in SWAC (385.2 ypg.)…Part of a line that allowed only 28 sacks and paved the way for four outputs of more than 450 yards…As freshman, played in five contests while being subbed in and out with the first and second teams…Majored in industrial technology with an emphasis in technology engineering.
PERSONAL – Attended Cahokia (Ill.) HS…Grew from a 6-2, 250-pound offensive lineman as a junior to a 6-4, 300-pound senior…Led the Comanches to an 11-2 record and league title as an All-Southern Seven Conference and All-Class 5A selection as senior…Also competed in track and field and was named the Belleville News-Democrat Class 1A-2A Track and Field Athlete of the Year while also earning an Illinois state title…Participated in the 2016 “Greasing of the Poles” event to commemorate the start of Mardi Gras in the French Quarter…Visited with patients at the Tom and Gayle Benson Cancer Center located on the Ochsner Medical Center campus on Sept. 29, 2015...Along with his fellow teammates, has donated funding and helped distribute 1,000 Thanksgiving meals annually to local families in need at the Dryades YMCA since joining the Saints in 2013…Made an NFL Play 60 Super School visit at Green Park Elementary in December, 2013, participating with students during their Play 60 Ultimate Physical Education Class…Participated in a Saints/Progressive Waste Solutions Junior Training Camp at Airline Park Academy in Metairie in the 2014 offseason…Born July 23, 1991.
Our friend Jarrius from Ocshner Hospital for Children interviews left tackle for the New Orleans Saints Terron Armstead on June 9, 2016. Video by Layne Murdoch Jr. (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints players Michael Mauti, Brandon Coleman, and Terron Armstead, assist with escorting the woman for the Annual Greasing of the Poles at the Royal Sonesta. Video by Brendan Hassett (New Orleans Saints Video)
NewOrleansSaints.com senior writer John DeShazier reviews some of the top plays from Tackle Terron Armstead during the 2015 season. Video by Brendan Hassett (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints Left Tackle Terron Armstead met with media Monday, Jan. 4 and reflected back on his play this season. Video by Brendan Hassett (New Orleans Saints Video)