“I’ll show him stuff.

Arik Armstead Proud to Carry out Brother's NFL Dream May 04, 2015 at 09:35 AM When Arik Armstead begins his NFL career this fall, he'll be playing for more than just himself.

"The sky is the limit for him physically. He’s been helping me a lot. Believe it or not, the 6-foot-7, 292-pound behemoth is actually a little brother. By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.

"He always told me that I was going to be better than him. Welcome to the Lost Sierra: An hour away from Tahoe is a corner of California history, The ghost who haunts the smallest park in San Francisco changed America, Police ID suspect in theft of Maki the lemur from the San Francisco Zoo, Savannah Guthrie grilled Trump like few others have, taking the heat off NBC for its town hall, Fire on Sign Hill in South San Francisco threatens homes, triggers evacuations, An upcoming nitrile glove shortage could be the next crisis. He just has to put in the work to do it.". “It’s really up to Arik. He helped me throughout the whole process.”Arik Armstead was formally introduced Friday by the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium, where general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Tomsula stood alongside him briefly before rushing back to the draft room.

Before that, he covered the 49ers for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat in 2010. I always knew he had the skill set to be a Hall-of-Fame player. "Growing up, I wanted to be like him someday and become the type of football player he was. He’s excited about it.”. ... He’s been helping me a lot throughout my whole career, and he’s continuing to do that.”, Before Armond’s medical issues began four years ago, it appeared he could be the first member of the family to be an NFL first-round pick. I owe him a lot.". The same could be said for Armond, who plans to attend every 49ers home game this season. “I have good days and bad days.”. After no team used a pick on him, Armond decided to sign with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. "He would have been a top-15 player or better," former St. Louis Rams player personnel director Charley Armey told The Sacramento Bee. "It's huge for me," Arik said during his introductory press conference. Armond joined Arik in San Diego for his NFL draft preparations and has dedicated much of his time to his younger brother. “When I started playing football, he was the best player in the city. “And he’s still helping me to this day, been helping me through the draft process to get it right. I feel like with anything in my life, if it doesn't happen, it wasn't essential for my life.". Kyle Shanahan provided injury updates on several 49ers ahead of the Week 6 matchup and discussed a later than ideal timeline for players on PUP. It is what it is. He's seen that with his brother, so he's going to make the best of it and be motivated by that.". But just 10 months before the San Francisco 49ers selected Arik in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Armond was forced to retire from football due to medical issues before he played a down in the NFL. When Arik Armstead begins his NFL career this fall, he'll be playing for more than just himself. In some ways, however, Armond, whom Arik has termed his boyhood idol, will take the trip with him. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. I know if I believe in myself as an educator, than I'd be able to teach him the things to make him successful.". The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. “He has his own life and he’s going through things, too, but he’s always willing to help me whenever he has time,” Arik said. "It would motivate anybody," Armond said. Is that added pressure for the 17th overall pick already eager to prove wrong the analysts who’ve termed him an NFL project? Just four months after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in professional baseball, Kaname "Wally" Yonamine lined up in the San Francisco 49ers backfield and became the first athlete of Japanese ancestry to play pro football, helping open the door to people of color in American sports. He always told me he wanted me to be better than him, and he helped me do that,” Arik Armstead said.

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