Texas A&M confirms death of former linebacker Antonio Armstrong

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Texas A&M has confirmed the passing of Antonio Armstrong, 42, along with his wife Dawn.

The couple was shot and killed in their home on Friday by their 16-year old son, per a report. Dawn died at the scene while Antonio passed away later in the day.

Antonio played for the Aggies from 1991-94. In his final year with the Aggies, he was named first team All-American by The Associated Press. He led the Southwest Conference in sacks and tackles for loss in the 1994 season. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL Draft and played for the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams.

Current Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin and former Aggie head coach R.C. Slocum issued statements regarding Armstrong.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Antonio Armstrong and his family, his old teammates and the entire Aggie family,” Sumlin said. “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.”

Slocum was Armstrong’s coach at A&M and was at the school from 1989 until 2002.

“Antonio was a special young man,” Slocum said. “He was an All-American and an outstanding player, but he was an even better person. He was such a positive influence on his teammates. He always had a great big smile and was a joy to coach.”

Per the school, funeral arrangements are still pending. The Armstrongs also have a daughter who was unharmed in the shooting. The 16-year old is being charged with murder, according to police.

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