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Former Texas All-American Armstrong Dead after shooting

(Source: Texas A&M Athletics)

(Source: Texas A&M Athletics)

BELLAIRE, TX – Former Texas A&M star and NFL player Antonio Armstrong has died after being shot by his 16-year-old son at their home in the Houston-area city of Bellaire.

Armstrong, 42, was found injured in the bedroom and immediately taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he later died.

ABC 13 reports that Armstrong’s wife, Dawn, was also involved in the shooting and died at the home. No motive has yet been found.

Aggie head coach Kevin Sumlin released a statement earlier today:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Antonio Armstrong and his family, his old teammates and the entire Aggie family. Our strength coach Larry Jackson was a teammate of Antonio’s and thought the world of him. This is a terrible                                                                        tragedy and our hearts are broken.”

A product of Kashmere High School, Armstrong played linebacker for Texas A&M from 1990-94, earning AP All-America honors his senior season under head coach R.C. Slocum.

“Antonio (Armstrong) was a special young man. He was an All-American and an outstanding player, but he was an even better person,” said Slocum.

“He was such a positive influence on his teammates. He always had a great big smile and was a joy to coach.”

Armstrong went on to be drafted in the sixth round by the San Franciso 49ers and spent six seasons in the NFL and Canadian Football League.

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Posted by on Jul 29 2016. Filed under Featured Stories, Sports.
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