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Otis Armstrong selected to College Football Hall of Fame

Former Purdue running back Otis Armstrong was named to the College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday. The National Football Foundation announced the 2012 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision Class.

Armstrong played for Purdue from 1970 to 1972. Below is the release from the National Football Foundation.

OTIS ARMSTRONG

Purdue University

Halfback, 1970-72

One of the top runners of his era, Otis Armstrong left school owning Big Ten MVP honors, First Team All-Conference accolades and the league's all-time rushing record. He becomes the sixth Boilermaker to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

The eighth-place finisher in 1972 Heisman Trophy voting and a consensus All-American, Armstrong's 3,315 career rushing yards set school and conference records and placed him sixth in NCAA history at career's end. Armstrong's senior campaign in 1972 remains the best in Purdue history. He earned the Swede Nelson Award for great sportsmanship and team MVP honors by rushing 243 times for 1,361 yards, accumulating 1,868 all-purpose yards (all of which set single-season school records at the time). Armstrong led the Big Ten in rushing that season, and his 276-yard effort vs. Indiana remains a school best. His 670 career carries remain a school record.

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