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Cornell Armstrong
Cornell  Armstrong

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bassfield, Miss.

High School:
Bassfield HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

08/11/2016

Football Practice Report: August 11

08/09/2016

Football Practice Report: August 9

04/14/2016

Football Practice Report: April 14

10/24/2015

Richard Rushes Football Over Charlotte, 44-10

Mike Thomas finished with six catches for 105 yards to help lead Southern Miss over Charlotte.

08/25/2015

Football Practice Report: August 25

09/10/2016

Football vs Savannah State

Football vs Savannah State

11/28/2015

Football vs LA Tech

Football vs LA Tech

11/21/2015

Football vs Old Dominion

Football vs Old Dominion

10/24/2015

Southern Miss vs. Charlotte, 44-10

NCAA Football: Southern Miss squares off against Charlotte at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

10/03/2015

Southern Miss 49, North Texas 14

Photos from North Texas @ Southern Miss on Oct. 3, 2015.

Preseason First-Team All-Conference USA/Athlon’s (2016)
Conference USA All-Freshman (2014)
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2014, 2016)

2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in 12 regular-season games, starting all 12 at field cornerback…Was sidelined by injury against Austin Peay (9/12)…Finished with 47 tackles (37 solo), tied for fifth-best on the team…Posted a career-high 10 tackles in the C-USA Championship Game at Western Kentucky (12/5)…Had at least four tackles in six games…Finished with one tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry…Ranked second on team with 10 passes broken up…Picked off two passes, one against North Texas (10/3, the other at Charlotte (10/24).

2014 (Freshman): Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, making five starts ... Made collegiate debut on the road against Mississippi State, while notching first start on the road at North Texas ... Finished the year with 30 tackles, including 22 solo stops ... Notched four pass breakups and recovered a fumble ... Posted a season-high seven solo tackles against UTSA, while adding another seven stops against Rice (five solo, two assisted) ... Recovered a blocked kick against UTEP and returned it 78 yards for a touchdown.

High School: Three star recruit according to 247sports.com and a two star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Helped lead Bassfield HS to a Class 2A State Championship ... Hattiesburg American First Team All-State and Clarion Ledger Second Team All-State ... Recorded 62 total career tackles (46 solo), six interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... As a senior, played in 14 games, recording 32 total tackles (20 solo) with two interceptions, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries ... As a junior, played in 12 games, making 19 tackles (16 solo tackles) with a tackle for loss, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... As a sophomore, played in five games with 11 tackles (10 solo) with an interception and three pass deflections ... Honor student.

Personal: Full name is Cornell Orlando Armstrong ... Son of Lessie Williams ... Has four sisters, Veonica, Noel, Noreal and Elizabeth ... Uncle, Eric Booth, played football at Southern Miss ... Born on Sept. 22, 1995 in Inglewood, Calif. ... Majoring in exercise science.

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