VIDEO: Bishop Miege senior Jafar Armstrong named best receiver in the metro

Bishop Miege senior Jafar Armstrong poses with the Otis Taylor Award.
Bishop Miege senior Jafar Armstrong poses with the Otis Taylor Award.

Bishop Miege senior and Jafar Armstrong became the first Stag receiver to win the Otis Taylor Award, given to the best wide receiver in the Kansas City metro, since Tre’ Parmalee won it in 2011.

Armstrong is a three-time all-state performer, a two-time Otis Taylor Award finalist and was a Simone Award semifinalist this year. He had more than 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last three seasons. Armstrong set a Kansas state record with 45 career receiving touchdowns and graduates as the school record-holder in receiving yards as well with 3,744. He finished his senior season with 54 catches for 1,277 yards and 21 TDs, including eight catches for 222 yards and three touchdowns in Miege’s state title game win. Armstrong will be catching passes from 2014 Simone Award winner Drew Lock next year at Missouri.

The three other finalists for the Taylor Award were Jess Davis of Kearney, Nick Snider of Belton and Harrison Van Dyne of Blue Valley.