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#9 Arik Armstead
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 280
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: Pleasant Grove HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013 — Became a mainstay in the Ducks’ defensive line rotation regardless of his status as a starter or coming off the bench, posting five unassisted tackles among his 15 total stops in 13 appearances . . . Opened the first five games of the year along the defensive front before serving as a reserve the latter half of the year, completing the year with a pair of assisted tackles in the Alamo Bowl win vs. Texas . . . Credited with three tackles at both Virginia and Stanford while picking up tackles-for-losses against the Cardinal and Nicholls . . . Enjoyed his first unassisted quarterback sack in the season opener against Nicholls . . . Took part in 40 or more snaps in five of the first seven games . . . Elevated his game throughout the 2014 spring while he was credited with a quarterback sack and two unassisted tackles in the Spring Game.

2012 — Evolved into a major asset along the defensive line as a first-year collegian, displaying versatility to play either inside or on the perimeter . . . Ranked fourth on the team in tackles (26) among those coming off the bench, playing in all 13 games while earning a starting nod at California . . . Recorded season-high four tackles in win over Colorado while picking up an assist for a tackle-for-loss of 1 yard . . . Added trio of stops against Tennessee Tech and Washington, assisting with a quarterback sack vs. the Golden Eagles . . . Had one tackle for a loss of 2 yards in win at Oregon State … Credited with a pair of tackles on six other occasions, including two solo takedowns in his collegiate debut against Arkansas State . . . Responsible for one quarterback hurry in addition to two tackles in victory vs. Arizona … Joined the men’s basketball team following the completion of the football season, redshirting for the program that claimed the Pac-12 Conference Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Regional round.

BEFORE OREGON — A two-way standout on the defensive and offensive lines,  selected to the U.S. Army All-American game and a member of the 2012 Parade All-America team … Tallied 42 tackles, 3.5 sacks and broke up three passes in his final prep campaign, helping lead the Eagles to the California Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship game … Named to Cal-Hi Sports all-state first team as an offensive lineman … 2011 Sac-Joaquin Section first-team offensive lineman … Recorded 45 tackles, two sacks, two pass breakups, one blocked punt and one blocked field goal as a junior … Named all-NorCal first-team selection on the offensive line, as well as first-team all-Metro by the Sacramento Bee during junior campaign … Named Delta River League Lineman of the Year in 2010 … Posted 39 tackles, two sacks, four pass breakups and recovered one fumble as a sophomore … Also a two-year letterwinner in basketball.

PERSONAL — Parents: Guss and Christa Armstead. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): Pleasant Grove (Joe Cattolico), 2012. Major: Undeclared.

Tackles: 4, Colorado, 10/27/12 (0-4)
Sacks: 1, Nicholls, 08/31/13 (4 yards)
Tackles for loss: 1, Nicholls, 08/31/13 (4 yards); at Stanford, 11/07/13 (1 yard); at         Oregon State, 11/24/12 (2 yards)
Pass breakups: 1, Nicholls, 08/31/13; Cal, 09/28/13

Alamo Bowl Champs