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Ethan Armstrong
Ethan Armstrong

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Ottawa, Ill.

High School:
Ottawa Township

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
OLB

Experience:
4L

Started career as a walk-on ... missed the 2012 spring season due to injury ... awarded scholarship during Fall Camp of 2012 season

Honors and Awards
2010: Academic All-Big Ten

2013: Earned fourth letter, starting all 13 games ... finished third on team with 51 total tackles ... had three tackles vs. South Carolina in Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 ... had four tackles, including one for loss, vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 ... tallied four tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 23 ... made one tackle vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... registered five tackles, including a sack, vs. BYU on Nov. 9 ... made seven tackles at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... had two tackles at Illinois on Oct. 19 ... tallied five tackles, 1.0 sacks and 2.0 TFLs vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... had three tackles at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... earned one QB hurry vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... registered 11 tackles at Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... made 1.0 TFL vs. Tennesee Tech on Sept. 7 ... recorded five tackles, a fumble recovery and two pass break ups against UMass on Aug. 31

2012: Earned third letter, starting all 14 games ... ranked third on the Badgers and 14th in the Big Ten in total tackles (93) ... ecorded four tackles against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... tallied 6 tackles in the Big Ten Championship game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... set a new career high in tackles with 12 at Penn St. on Nov. 24 ... tied a career-best with 10 tackles against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... recorded five tackles, four solo, against Indiana on Nov. 10 ... collected eight tackles, including 1.0 for loss, against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... recorded his first-career interception against Minnesota on Oct. 20, finished the game with five tackles ... tallied two tackles at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... tied a career-best with 10 tackles and broke up one pass against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... finished with five tackles at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... made six tackles and broke up two passes against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... recorded seven tackles and broke up one pass against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... led the Badgers with a career-high 10 tackles against Oregon State on Sept. 8 ... earned start and recorded three tackles against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1

2011: Earned second letter ... played in 12 games with two starts at linebacker ... missed the Big Ten Championship Game and Rose Bowl due to injuries ... made three tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... finished with five tackles and one pass breakup against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... recorded two tackles at Ohio State on Oct. 29 ... tallied four tackles at Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... posted two tackles against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... career-high six tackles against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... started at linebacker against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... made first start of career and picked up first sack of career along with four tackles against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... had two tackles against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... recorded one tackle for loss against UNLV on Sept. 1

2010:
Earned first letter ... played in all 13 games ... recovered first fumble of career and added one tackle against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... posted one tackle with 0.5 TFL against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... recorded one tackle at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... made two tackles in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... season-high five tackles with 2.0 TFLs against Austin Peay on Sept. 25 ... tallied four tackles in Badger debut at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009:
Redshirt season ... named UW's scout team defensive player of the week for the Indiana game

High School: First-team all-state and all-conference as a senior ... state and conference all-academic team member ... team MVP and captain ... winner of team's coaches award ... Times Area Player of the Year ... two-time winner of the Media.com "Iron Man Award" as a senior ... first-team all-state and all-conference as a junior ... conference all-academic team ... team defensive MVP ... Times Area Player of the Year ... head coach was Trent Swords

Personal: Parents are Bradley and Karla Armstrong ... brother, Thad, plays quarterback at UW ... majoring in economics

Career Defensive Statistics
Season GP/GS UT AT Tot. TFL QBS FF FR INT PD
2010 13/0 8 6 14 2.5-7 0.0-0 0 1 0 0
2011 12/2 14 15 29 2.0-11 1.0-10 0 0 0 1
2012 14/14 54 39 93 2.0-6 0.0-0 0 0 1 5
2013 13/13 33 18 51 5.0-13 2.0-9 0 2 0 2
Totals 52/29 109 78 187 11.5-37 3.0-19 0 3 1 8

Game-by-Game Tackles
2010 SEASON: at UNLV (3-1=4); Austin Peay (2-3=5); Ohio State (1-1=2); at Purdue (1-0=1); Indiana (0-1=1); Northwestern (1-0=1)

2011 SEASON: UNLV (1-0=1); Oregon State (0-2=2); vs. Northern Illinois (3-1=4); Nebraska (3-3=6); Indiana (1-1=2); at Michigan State (3-1=4); at Ohio State (0-2=2); Purdue (2-3=5); at Minnesota (1-2=3)

2012 SEASON: UNI (1-2=3), at Oregon State (6-4=10), Utah State (5-2=7); UTEP (4-2=6); at Nebraska (1-4=5); Illinois (4-6=10); at Purdue (2-0=2); Minnesota (4-1=5); Michigan State (4-4=8); at Indiana (4-1=5); Ohio State (5-5=10); at Penn State (9-3=12); vs. Nebraska (2-4=6); vs. Stanford (3-1=4)

2013 SEASON: UMass (1-4=5); Tennessee Tech (1-0=1); Arizona State (10-1=11); at Ohio State (2-1=3); Northwestern (2-3=5); at Illinois (0-2=2); at Iowa (6-1=7); BYU (3-2=5); Indiana (1-0=1); at Minnesota (3-1=4); Penn State (3-1=4); vs. South Carolina (1-2=3)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 12 at Penn State, Nov. 24, 2012
Tackles for Loss 2.0 (2x) MR vs. Northwestern, Oct. 12, 2013
Sacks 1.0 (3x) MR vs. BYU, Nov. 9, 2013
Interceptions 1 vs. Minnesota, Oct. 20, 2012
Passes Defended 2 (2x) MR vs. UMass, Aug. 31, 2013

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