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Otis Armstrong Elected To College Football Hall Of Fame (And Other Boilermakings)

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It is College Football Hall of Fame announcement day, and Purdue legend Otis Armstrong was voted into this year's class. He becomes the ninth former player to be inducted, and first since Mark Herrmann two years ago. Hopefully Mike Alstott and Drew Brees will join him before too long.

Armstrong played on some bad teams, but was an absolute stud at the time. He was the second Purdue running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, and his career rushing total of over 3,000 yards is still third on the school list behind Alstott and Kory Sheets:

Consider this on his numbers, however. Armstrong played in just 31 career games. Sheets, who passed him for #2 on our all-time rushing list in 2008, played in 50 games. Two of Armstrong's seasons were just 10 games, whereas Sheets had a 12-game season in all three of his four years, plus two bowl games and a 13th game at Hawaii in 2006. With the new Big 10 championship game it is possible (though unlikely) for a player to finish his career with 56 games played.

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