Neill Armstrong, American football player and coach, Died at 90


Neill Forrest Armstrong was born on March 9, 1926, and died on August 10, 2016.

He was an American football player and coach.

His career spanned more than four decades at both the college and professional levels.

He became notably, Armstrong served as the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).

Her played college football at Oklahoma A & M from 1943 to 1946, and was chosen in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1947 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

He was playing both at wide receiver and defensive back, Armstrong helped the team capture the NFL championship in both 1948 and 1949.

He concluded his playing career in the early 1950s playing for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

During 1962, his professional coaching career began when he was hired as an assistant coach with the Houston Oilers of the start-up American Football League (AFL).

Neill Armstrong passed away at 90 years old.