2013-14 | RS-FRESHMAN SEASON
Joined the basketball program following the football team’s win over Texas in the Alamo Bowl ... Saw action in one game, scoring a field goal on his first attempt at Washington State ... Decided to give up basketball to focus full-time on football in late January.
2012-13 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the basketball season ... As a true freshman, played in all 13 football games for Oregon’s Fiesta Bowl champion Ducks ... Defensive lineman had 26 tackles, two tackles-for-loss and a half a sack.
A three-year starter in basketball at Pleasant Grove High School … Graduated early from PGHS and enrolled at Oregon for the 2012 Spring quarter … Entered senior season listed at No. 3 in NorCalPrep.com’s Top 40 boys basketball rankings for Class of 2012 … Averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior before cutting short his prep career to focus on collegiate football … Received All-Delta River League recognition as a junior … Averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game in 2010-11 … Also an accomplished football player ... A two-way standout on the defensive and offensive lines for head coach Joe Cattolico at Pleasant Grove HS … 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.
Born Aric Kristian Armstead in Sacramento, Calif. ... Parents are Guss and Christa Armstead ... Has two brothers, one sister ... Major is sports marketing.