Arik Armstead was born on November 15,1993 and is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.
23 Facts About Arik Armstead
Arik Armstead played college football at Oregon and was drafted by the 49ers in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Arik Armstead originally committed to the University of Southern California to play college football, but switched to the University of Oregon.
Arik Armstead played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2012, making one start.
Arik Armstead finished the 2012 season with 26 tackles and a half-sack.
Arik Armstead played in 13 games as a sophomore in 2013, recording 15 tackles and one sack.
Arik Armstead played in one game, before quitting to focus on football.
Arik Armstead returned to the football team his junior season in 2014.
Arik Armstead was the fourth defensive end selected in 2015.
Arik Armstead was unable to attend training camp and organized team activities until Oregon's school year had concluded due to the NFL's policy that prohibits rookies joining teams until their year is officially completed.
Arik Armstead finished his rookie year with 19 combined tackles and two sacks in 16 games played with one game started.
Arik Armstead competed to be the starting defensive end after Glenn Dorsey was moved to nose tackle.
On November 8,2016, the 49ers placed Arik Armstead on injured reserve with a left shoulder injury.
Arik Armstead finished his second season with 15 combined tackles, a forced fumble, and 2.5 sacks in eight games and four starts.
On October 17,2017, Arik Armstead was placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken hand in Week 6.
Arik Armstead finished his third season with 16 combined tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a pass deflection in six games.
Arik Armstead finished the season with 48 tackles and three sacks in 16 games and starts.
Arik Armstead recorded 54 tackles, a team-leading 10 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in 16 games and starts.
Arik Armstead ranked second on the 49ers regarding tackles for loss.
Arik Armstead made his playoff debut in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Minnesota Vikings.
On March 16,2020, Arik Armstead signed a five-year, $85 million contract extension with the 49ers with $48.5 million guaranteed.
On December 7,2021, Arik Armstead was nominated by the 49ers for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
Arik Armstead finished last in his group behind Larry Fitzgerald and Will Davis, and due to personal reasons, he was not able to play the consolation game.