Joel Armstrong was a standout player at Longview High School, graduating in 2003. He was a three-year starter for head coach Pat Collins and was named All East Texas and All District in 11-5A, named Longview’s Offensive MVP. Joel’s senior season at LHS in 2002, he passed for 1,271 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 567 yards. He led the Lobos to a 10-4 record and a trip to the 5A Division II quarterfinals. He went on to play at Rice University and graduated from in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and managerial studies.