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NFL draft: Carolina Panthers’ selection, round 6, pick 192 – Alex Armah

West Georgia’s Alex Armah (8) became the first player in Gulf South Conference history to earn all-conference honors on offense and defense.
West Georgia’s Alex Armah (8) became the first player in Gulf South Conference history to earn all-conference honors on offense and defense. University of West Georgia

Alex Armah

Ht.: 6-2. Wt.: 253.

Position: Fullback.

College: West Georgia.

What he offers: Played three positions for his Division II school – linebacker, defensive end and tight end – but the Panthers drafted him as a fullback. Has good size and strength, as evidenced by the 26 reps he did on the 225-pound bench press.

Worth mentioning: Became the first player in Gulf South Conference history to earn all-conference honors on offense and defense. Was a first-team defensive end and second-team tight end last season. ... Caught eight passes for 144 yards and a touchdown on offense, and finished with 25 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, on defense.

Alex Armah
West Georgia’s Alex Armah played three positions for his Division II school – linebacker, defensive end and tight end – but the Panthers drafted him as a fullback. University of West Georgia

Bet you didn’t know: Armah grew up playing basketball in suburban Atlanta, but said watching former Falcons QB Michael Vick helped inspire him to try football. ... Was lightly recruited as a fullback/linebacker out of high school. Mississippi State wanted him to walk on, while Georgia Tech showed early interest but never offered him a scholarship. Chose West Georgia over Valdosta State.

What they’re saying: “I’m really familiar with the (fullback) position. I played it pretty much my whole life up until college. I’m really excited about it. I know I have a great running back to block for. We’ve got a good quarterback and a team that’s on the comeback.” – Armah

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