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Encyclopedia > Neill Armstrong

Neill Armstrong (born March 9, 1926) was a former American football player and coach whose career spanned more than 40 years at both the collegiate and professional levels. March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Armstrong played college football at Oklahoma A & M from 1943-1946, and in 1947, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. Playing both at wide receiver and defensive back, Armstrong helped the team capture the NFL championship in both 1948 and 1949. Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Other nicknames The Birds, The Iggles Team colors Midnight Green, Black, Silver, and White Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop Local radio Flagship stations: WYSP (94. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Armstrong eventually concluded his playing career with the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1954. The following year, he returned to Stillwater, Oklahoma to serve as an assistant at his alma mater for the next seven years. The Canadian Football League (CFL), also known by its French name, Ligue canadienne de football (LCF), is a professional league located entirely in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stillwater is a city located in Payne County, Oklahoma. ...


In 1962, his professional coaching career began when he was hired as an assistant coach with the American Football League Houston Oilers. After serving two years in that capacity, he shifted back to Canada as head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos. In his six years, the team reached the postseason three times. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Other nicknames None Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, Red, and Silver Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Fight song None Mascot T-Rac Local radio Flagship stations: WKDF (103. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ...


Armstrong was hired as an assistant with the Minnesota Vikings in 1970, and became an integral part of developing the team's dominating defense. After helping the team reach the postseason in all but one of the next eight years, he was hired as head coach of the Bears on February 16, 1978. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar and Vikadontis Rex Local radio Flagship stations: KFAN (1130 AM) Announcers: Paul Allen, Greg Coleman, and... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


In four years at the helm of the Bears, he was only able to compile a record of 30-34, with one playoff appearance in 1979. He was fired on January 3, 1982, but hired less than two months later as an assistant with the Dallas Cowboys. He spent the next eight seasons with the team before announcing his retirement on February 22, 1990. This page refers to the year 1979. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] Local radio Flagship stations: THE TICKET (1310 AM) Announcers: Babe Laufenberg, Kristi Scales, and Brad... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

Preceded by:
Jack Pardee
Chicago Bears Head Coaches
1978–1981
Succeeded by:
Mike Ditka

 
 

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