2020-21 Football Roster
#8 Jafar Armstrong
Height 6-0 3/4
Hometown Lee's Summit, MO
High School Bishop Miege
HONORS & AWARDS
- Doak Walker Award Watch List (2019)
SENIOR SEASON (2020)
- Caught two passes for 20 yards, also rushing twice for a total of five yards in the season-opening win vs. Duke (9/12). His 20-yard reception gave the Irish first-and-goal, setting up Kyren Williams two-yard rushing TD, the first of the game.
- Rushed seven times for seven net yards and a touchdown in the 52-0 win vs. South Florida (9/19).
- Brought back one kickoff return for 36 yards in the win vs. Florida State (10/10).
- Saw action in the 12-7 win vs. Louisville (10/17).
- Saw action in the 45-3 win at Pitt (10/24).
- Saw action in the 31-13 win at Georgia Tech (10/31).
- Saw action in the 47-40 2OT win over then-No. 1 Clemson (11/7).
- Saw action in the 45-31 win at Boston College (11/14).
- Saw action in the 31-17 win at No. 19 North Carolina (11/27).
- Played in the 41-25 regular season finale win over Syracuse (12/5).
- Marked one fair catch in the ACC Championship game (12/19).
- Saw action in the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game (1/1/21).
JUNIOR SEASON (2019)
- Saw actions in nine games, starting a pair of contests
- Rushed for 122 yards on the year with a touchdown, while also catching 13 passes for 97 yards
- Ran for a score in the Camping World Bowl victory over Iowa State
- Missed games against New Mexico, Georgia, Virginia and Bowling Green due to an injury suffered in the opener against Louisville
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
- Played in 10 games and started two contests (missed three games due to a knee injury)
- Ran for 383 yards and seven touchdowns on the season, with a long rush of 42 yards
- Racked up 159 receiving yards off 14 catches on the year
- Ran for a pair of TDs in season-opening win over No. 14 Michigan
- Gained 98 rushing yards and TDs in win at Wake Forest
- Had nine rushes for 52 yards with a TD and five catches for 64 yards against Navy in return from injury
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
- One of 11 scholarship freshmen, five on offense, who spent the season on the scout team and did not see the field
- Joined OL Aaron Banks, QB Avery Davis, OL Dillan Gibbons and OL Josh Long as rookies who helped the Irish on their offensive scout team
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA
- Led Bishop Miege to a 12-1 record as a senior in 2016
- Helped Bishop Miege to the 2016 Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 4A DI State Championship (third straight state championship)
- Set a Kansas high school record for career TD receptions with 45
- Caught 172 passes for 3,744 yards in his career
- Recorded 50 overall career TDs
- Caught 54 passes for 1,277 yards and 21 TDs in 2016
- Averaged 98.2 receiving yards/game and 23.6 yards/reception
- Recorded seven games with at least 100 yards receiving, including 222 yards on eight grabs in the state title game
- Registered more than 1,200 yards and 16 TDs as a junior in 2015
- Captured 2016 Kansas state titles in the 100-meter (10.83), 200-meter (22.13) and 4×100-meter relay (42.70)
- Won the 2016 Otis Taylor Award, an honor given to Kansas City’s top high school receiver
- Named 2016 American Family Insurance First Team ALL-USA Kansas
- 2016 Kansas Football Coaches Association Top 11 selection
- 2016 Kansas Football Coaches Association First Team Class 4A DI All-State
- Kansas City Star 2016 First Team All-Metro
- 2016 American Family Insurance Kansas Offensive Player of the Year
- 2016 MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American
- No. 107 wide receiver by Scout.com, No. 68 wide receiver by 247Sports.com, No. 76 wide receiver by ESPN.com and No. 77 wide receiver by Rivals.com
- Kansas’ No. 7-ranked player by Scout.com, No. 3-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 6-ranked player by ESPN and No. 3-ranked player by Rivals
- Played for coach Jon Holmes at Bishop Miege
- Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business