- Lists his parents, Guss and Christa, as the most influential people in his life. He also gives credit to his grandfather, Willie B. Armstead, an Air Force veteran, for instilling the value of integrity that his parents have passed along to him. "A lot of things he instilled in my dad have carried down to me. Having a family member who is more courageous than you can imagine and who served his country is a huge honor."
- Played both basketball and football at Oregon before focusing only on football in 2014. During Super Bowl 50's Media Day, Armstead joined Sacramento's ABC10 sports team as a reporter to learn what it is like to cover NFL players during one of the most hectic events of the year. Held at SAP Center in San Jose, Armstead interviewed former teammates, fans, media members and Miss Universe. "It's like a feeding frenzy - everyone running around, and being part of that frenzy was a unique experience," said Armstead during the event.
- For Armstead, the NFL Draft process was a whirlwind tour. He went straight from the National Championship Game to San Diego to prepare for the NFL Combine and then to Sacramento for the Draft itself. However, his favorite part of the process was being drafted by a team so close to his hometown. "It's a dream come true. I'm blessed to be in this situation. Not a lot of other people are that close to home. Being able to play home games in front of my family is perfect for me."
49ers Announce 2020 Team Awards
A look at all of the recipients for the franchise's annual awards.
Arik Armstead Named 49ers Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominee
Fans are encouraged to vote on Twitter using #WPMOYChallenge and mentioning or tagging Armstead.
NFLPA Recognizes Arik Armstead as the Week 10 Community MVP Recipient
In recognition of his continued work in the community and virtual initiatives launched during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 49ers defensive lineman is the latest recipient of the NFL Players Association Community MVP award.
What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #SFvsSEA
See what members of the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks had to say following the Week 8 matchup.
5 Takeaways from Players for a Purpose Presented by SAP
The 49ers Foundation hosted its annual kickoff to the season last night virtually.
Morning Report: Arik Armstead's Expectations for 2020 Season, ESPN's Under-25 Team, 49ers PREP's Guide for Better Running Mechanics
Arik Armstead discussed the 49ers D-line's goals for the upcoming season, ESPN released the 2020 under-25 team ranking, 49ers PREP's 5 drills to improve your running mechanics.
Can The 49ers D-Line Be Even Better in 2020? Arik Armstead Believes So
While sitting near the top of the league in a number of categories in 2019, the 49ers vaunted defensive line isn't satisfied just yet.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line
In the final installment of the 49ers position by position breakdown, 49ers.com is taking a look at the 49ers defensive line and how the unit can maintain their league-leading dominance despite recent changes.
Madden '21: Counting Down the 49ers Top Playmakers
Taking a look at members of the 49ers with the highest overall ratings ahead of the Madden '21 release next month.
Morning Report: Players Discuss Race and Police Brutality in America
49ers players release the first episode of their "Subject to Change" series, San Francisco's CBs listed as one of the top trios in the NFL and George Kittle and Trent Taylor workout in Nashville.
Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan's Best Head Coaching Traits According to Richard Sherman, NFL Offensive and Defensive Line Rankings
Richard Sherman discusses Kyle Shanahan's most valuable traits as a head coach, how media stack up the 49ers offensive and defensive lines compared to the rest of the NFL.
Morning Report: Kwon Alexander Hikes with Former NFC West Rival, Arik Armstead Makes the Cover of Sactown Magazine, 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Upper Body
Kwon Alexander hikes with Todd Gurley, Arik Armstead discusses race and the NFL in Sactown Magazine and 49ers PREP shares an exercise guide to strengthen your upper body.
Morning Report: Rich Eisen Reviews San Francisco's Offseason Moves, NFL's Top 100 Plays of 2019, Front Office Staff Supply Groceries for Over 900 Families
Rich Eisen says San Francisco had the "best offseason" in the NFL, 49ers land six plays in NFL's top 100 of 2019 and the 49ers front office joins Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley for a day of volunteering.
Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan Discusses Virtual Offseason, Robert Saleh Previews Javon Kinlaw's Potential, 49ers Mailbag
Kyle Shanahan reviewed the team's virtual training sessions, Robert Saleh discussed the process to drafting Javon Kinlaw and how to submit your 49ers questions to be answered on 49ers.com.
Morning Report: 2020 State of the Franchise, 49ers Players Hear Wedding Bells, Bubba Paris Holds Virtual Storytime
49ers kick off week-long 2020 State of the Franchise series, Arik Armstead and Trent Taylor post relationship updates and Bubba Paris reads "The Ugly Duckling."
Morning Report: Injury Update on Deebo Samuel, Arik Armstead Donates Supplies for Distance Learning, 49ers Celebrate SLI Graduation
San Francisco confirms Deebo Samuel suffered a Jones fracture, Arik Armstead distributes Chromebooks at Mercy Housing, 49ers SLI celebrates first graduating class.
Morning Report: Fred Warner on the Importance of Education, Arik Armstead Reads to 2nd Grade Class, 49ers vs. Panthers Full Game
Fred Warner joined NFL Network to discussed racism in the U.S., Arik Armstead reads to 2nd graders from Galt, CA, and rewatch the 49ers 51-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Morning Report: PFF Recognizes 49ers Duos, Fred Warner Joins Roundtable Discussion on Race, 2020 Social Justice Grant
Pro Football Focus names San Francisco's cornerback and edge rusher duos as best in the league, Fred Warners discusses NFL's role in creating change and 49ers announce 2020 Social Justice Grant.
Nick Bosa and Dee Ford; Richard Sherman and K'Waun Williams Ranked Along Best 'Duos' in the League
Pro Football Focus ranked three of the 49ers position group tandems near the top of the league heading into 2020.
Morning Report: Kendrick Bourne Sets 2020 Goals, 49ers Players Sign Petition to End Qualified Immunity, Third-Annual Quarterback Coaching Summit
Kendrick Bourne shares six goals to prepare for the upcoming season, 49ers players and coaches sign petition for the Ending Qualified Immunity Act, Black College Football Hall of Fame the NFL announced third-annual Quarterback Coaching Summit.
Morning Report: NFL's 50 Best Players, 'Follow Your Bliss' Announces 2020 Recipients, Arik Armstead Reads to 2nd and 3rd Graders
Three 49ers players named to NFL's Top 50, 49ers EDU selects 2020 recipients of the Dr. Harry Edwards 'Follow Your Bliss' award and Arik Armstead surprises class for a special story time.
Morning Report: Peter King's NFL Power Rankings, WON Monthly Magazine, 49ers Players and Alumni Congratulate Class of 2020
Peter Kings shares his power rankings heading into the 2020 season, the June edition of the WON Magazine and 49ers players and alumni send messages to the Class of 2020.
With the Addition of Javon Kinlaw, Arik Armstead is Optimistic 49ers Can Resume Production in 2020
Armstead believes the 49ers defense is "built to adjust" and continue success despite recent changes along the defensive line.
49ers Morning Report: Trent Williams' Introductory Press Conference, Arik Armstead Surprises a 2nd Grade Class, 'Notes for Support'
Trent Williams discusses his trade to 49ers, Arik Armstead surprises 2nd graders with virtual story time and 49ers SLI student's program 'Notes for Support' sweeps the nation.
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Fred Warner and Arik Armstead Denounce Hate Crimes Against the Asian-American Community
We condemn the violence and senseless acts of hate perpetrated against the Asian-American community across the country and The Bay. To the AAPI community, we got your back.
Activism in Sports: Then & Now
In celebration of Black History Month, 49ers B.U.I.L.D. and 49ers social justice grant recipient, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, teamed up for a conversation around sports and activism: highlighting the history and legacy of activism in sports and looking towards the future as athletes today continue to use their platform to contribute to positive social progress. Panelists include 1968 Olympic gold medalist, Dr. Tommie Smith, Fresh Lifelines for Youth Executive Director, Ali Knight, and 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead.
Arik Armstead Honors Colin Kaepernick for Black History Month
Arik Armstead reflects on the legacy of Colin Kaepernick and his protest against social injustice and police brutality.
Arik Armstead Discusses Changes on 49ers Defensive Coaching Staff
49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead talked about his commitment to education equality and the hiring of DeMeco Ryans as the 49ers new defensive coordinator.
Pediatric Patient Shares Armstead's Impact in Sentimental Letter
For the past five years, Arik Armstead has visited a local hospital in his hometown of Sacramento to deliver holiday cheer. In 2016, Armstead met Lorenzo, a 16-year-old lifelong 49ers fan fighting kidney failure, marking the start of a wonderful friendship.
49ers Defensive Players Talk Robert Saleh's Legacy in San Francisco
Richard Sherman, Fred Warner, Arik Armstead and other members of the 49ers discussed what Robert Saleh meant to the defense and how his "no excuses" leadership style made everyone better.
49ers Read for Justice
Listen to a special Storytime with Arik Armstead and the second grade class from Cesar Chavez Elementary School in San Francisco, followed by a group discussion about diversity.
Arik Armstead Recaps What He's Learned from Robert Saleh
Armstead discussed playing under defensive coordinator Robert Saleh and highlighted the fight of the 49ers locker room amid the adversity of the 2020 season.
49ers WPMOY Nominee Arik Armstead Talks Pandemic and Social Justice
Arik Armstead joined MJ Acosta-Ruiz on "NFL Total Access" to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of Stephon Clark and using his platform to create change.
Arik Armstead Reviews His Two-Sack Performance
Armstead discussed the adversity the team has had to deal with this season and detailed his multi-sack performance against the Cowboys.
Arik Armstead Sacks Andy Dalton
Armstead muscled his way past the Cowboys offensive line and sacked Dalton to force a field goal attempt.
Arik Armstead Calls WPMOY Nomination 'Humbling'
Armstead discussed being named the 49ers Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee and evaluated his performance so far through the 2020 season.
Arik Armstead Named 49ers 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Nominee Presented by Nationwide
For his storied impact in the community and embodying what it means to be Faithful to The Bay, we are proud to recognize Arik Armstead as the 49ers 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee, presented by Nationwide.
Top Plays from the 49ers 23-20 Victory Over the Rams
Watch the highlights from San Francisco's 23-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.
Top Defensive Plays from the 49ers 23-20 Victory Over the Rams
Watch the 49ers best defensive plays from their strong win in the Week 12 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Arik Armstead Says 49ers Defense Needs to Execute in 'Crunch Moments'
Armstead evaluated the 49ers defensive performance in the team's 37-27 loss to the Seahawks and spoke about the challenges of containing Russell Wilson.
Say Their Stories: Stephon Clark as Told by Arik Armstead
"In order for some change to happen...you have to keep reminding people of the past victims, so there won't be future victims." - Arik Armstead
Arik Armstead: 'We Have High Expectations for Ourselves'
Armstead discussed the team's rebound performance against the Rams to get back to .500 and highlighted the contributions of Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Moseley.
Arik Armstead on the Benefits of Versatility
Armstead reviewed how he's changed as a player since his rookie season and discussed the importance of creating more diversity in leadership positions in government, business and media.
49ers Players React to 25-20 Loss to the Eagles
Fred Warner, Arik Armstead, Jerick McKinnon and other members of the 49ers discussed the team's "Sunday Night Football" loss to the Eagles and the message in the locker room postgame.
49ers Top Highlights From the First Three Weeks of Football
Watch the best plays from the San Francisco 49ers in the month of September.
Storytime with Arik Armstead
Arik Armstead resumed his virtual reading program with a visit to a class of second graders from Union City, CA. Join along for this read aloud as Armstead read Making the Moose Out of Life by Nicholas Oldland!
49ers Unscripted Podcast: Arik Armstead Talks Overcoming Defensive Injuries
Armstead joined the 49ers Unscripted podcast to discuss the defense's mindset without Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas and gave an insider's view into the D-line group chat. Listen to the full podcast at 49ers.com/audio.
Arik Armstead: 'We've Got Solly and Nick's Backs'
Armstead spoke about losing Solmon Thomas and Nick Bosa in the first quarter and reviewed the 49ers defensive performance against the Jets.