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1995 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Frank Armstrong

(Football/Track and Field, 1928-31)

Armstrong was an alternate to the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany in both the 100 and 220-yard dashes.  He had once held the state record in both sprints and missed making the team by only 1/100 of a second in the time trails.  Was selected for the mythical All-Southwestern team and briefly played professional football with the Chicago Bears.  He later returned to his alma mater, where he was assistant coach for the Lumberjacks.  He was also a two-year member of the Chain Gang.


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