Arik Armstead (born November 15, 1993) is an American football defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon.
Armstead attended Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. During his career he had 126 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Armstead was a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and sixth best defensive end in his class. He originally committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play college football but changed to the University of Oregon. He also played basketball in high school.
Armstead played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2012, making one start. He finished the year with 26 tackles and a half-sack. During the spring he joined the Ducks basketball team, where he redshirted his first year. Armstead played in 13 games as a sophomore in 2013, recording 15 tackles and one sack. During the spring he re-joined the basketball team. He played in one game, before quitting to focus on football. Armstead returned to the football team his junior season in 2014.
2015 NFL Draft
||Wt||Arm length||Hand size
|6 ft 7⅛ in
||292 lb||33 in||10½ in
||9 ft 9 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
San Francisco 49ers
Armstead was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 17th overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
On November 8, 2016 the 49ers placed Armstead on injured reserve with a left shoulder injury.
On November 15, 2016 (his 23rd birthday), Armstead had surgery to repair the injured shoulder. Sources say he should be ready for the 2017 season 
Armstead's brother, Armond Armstead played college football at USC and in the Canadian Football League.