Getting to know… Garrett Armstrong

Junior football player, Garrett Armstrong

Purvit Patel

Junior football player, Garrett Armstrong

Name: Garrett Armstrong
Year: Junior
Major: Criminology
Hometown: Hampton, NJ
Position: Tight End

What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?
The opportunity to get an education and also to be able to play a sport was the ultimate driving force for me to come to Wilkes.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?
I hope to find a job that I enjoy.

What are your hopes for your junior season as a Colonel?
My hopes for this current season is to come together as a team and be able to win games. We have been in a lot of close games and unfortunately we have been on the losing end of those games but I hope to turn that around and start being the ones who come out of the game with a win.

A quote you live your life by?
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Football Program that you could improve, what would it be?
If I could improve one thing about Wilkes sports, it would be to have more sports related events and bring all sports teams closer together.

When/Why did you first begin playing football?
I first started playing football when I was 5 years old playing flag football. It’s hard to believe it has been 16 years since I started playing.

Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?
I enjoy hanging out with friends.

Who would you say is the most influential person in your life?
The most influential person in my life would have to be my parents because of everything they have done for me. I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without them.