Saw action in all 10 games … Played primarily on the defensive line in third down situations … Finished season with eight tackles (one solo), one tackle for loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry … Made two tackles and registered a quarterback hurry vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) … Made a career-high four tackles, with his first career-sack for three yards at Harvard (Nov. 5) … Made a tackle for loss vs. Dartmouth (Oct. 22) … Made first career tackle in first career game vs. Saint Francis U (Sept. 17).
A 2016 graduate of Copley H.S. in Akron, Ohio, where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Scott Chouinard … Earned Second Team All-State honors … Received First Team All-Northeast Ohio honors … Named First Team All-Conference pick … Three-time Northeast Inlet All-District Team member … Academic All-Ohio honoree as a senior … Recorded 284 total tackles (117 solo), 48.5 tackles for loss, 23 sacks and 11 quarterback hurries during his high school career as a defensive tackle … Totaled 97 total tackles (46 solo), 23.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and 10 quarterback hurries as a senior … Named team captain as a senior … Three-year starter … Led the Indians to a 9-2 record, 5-1 league record and their first league title in 11 years and first state playoff appearance in five years ... Averaged 11.3 tackles per game, registered 102 total tackles (38 solo), 15.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and three caused fumbles as a junior … Four-year letterwinner in wrestling in the 285-pound weight class … Two-year wrestling team captain … Three-time wrestling state qualifier (2014, 2015, 2016) … Took fifth place in the state at 285-pounds as a senior … Ranked among the state's top-20 wrestlers as a junior … Four-time Principal's Honor Roll selection … Presidential Award winner … Two-time Student-Athlete of the Month … Three-time Student-Athlete of the Month honoree … National Honor Society … Also was involved in a variety of volunteer at school activities.
Born Arman Samouk on November 22, 1997 … Son of Sejo and Anesa Samouk of Akron, Ohio … Has two brothers Alden and Deen … Parents immigrated to the United States after the Bosnian War in the 1990s … English is his second language as he speaks Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian … Is a first-year generation college student … Committed to Columbia on October 2, 2015 … Chose Columbia because of its New York City setting and football coaching staff, facilities … Chose Columbia over Penn, Dartmouth, Harvard and Akron … Enrolled at Columbia College … Planning to major in Economics/Political Science with a concentration in Business Management.