1 Bijon Samoodi
1 Bijon Samoodi
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Year: Sr
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
High School: Servite HS
Position: CB
Experience: 3V

2012 -- Redshirt due to hip injury ... expected to challenge for starting nod at cornerback this fall, his final season as a Mustang ... did not play in 2013 Spring Game.

2011 -- Started all 11 games as Cal Poly’s field cornerback in the defensive secondary ... earned All-Great West Conference honorable mention praise after recording 62 total tackles (35 solo) and five pass breakups ... returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown against South Dakota State, giving Cal Poly a 28-7 lead four minutes prior to halftime ... assisted on a sack in South Dakota game and also notched tackles for lost yardage against South Dakota and Eastern Washington ... career-high 11 tackles (six solo) in South Dakota State game ... also had nine stops (six solo) against South Dakota ... did not play in 2012 Spring Game, continuing his rehabilitation for a hip injury.

2010 -- Played in 10 games with four starts, missing only the season opener against Humboldt State ... season-high nine tackles in Old Dominion game ... also made eight stops against both Southern Utah and Saint Francis (Pa.) ... 3.0 tackles for lost yardage, including a half-sack against UC Davis ... recovered a fumble in McNeese State game ... two quarterback hurries and five pass breakups.

2009 -- Played in all 11 games as a true freshman cornerback, earning his first collegiate start at Montana ... 44 total tackles, including 28 solo stops, with a season high of nine tackles against Montana and eight more against Southern Utah ... earned tackles for lost yardage against San Jose State and Montana ... forced a fumble against Ohio ... intercepted one pass against Dixie State and notched a pass breakup in South Dakota State contest ... missed 2010 Spring Game with a hamstring tear.

High School – A three-year starter at running back and defensive back under head coach Troy Thomas at Servite High, Samoodi helped the Friars to a 7-4 record last fall and a 4-1 mark for first place in the Trinity League, earning a first-round CIF-Southern Section playoff berth ... 102 tackles, three interceptions and six touchdowns in senior season ... earned all-state honors in 2008 after being an all-state underclass selection in 2007 ... choose Cal Poly over Air Force ... was team captain as a senior and earned first-team All-Trinity League, All-Orange County and All-CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 Division honors ... named to the all-state team by Goldenpreps.com ... as a junior, was named to the All-Trinity League, All-Orange County and All-CIF-Southern Section Pac 5 Division first teams and was a second-team all-state underclassman as chosen by Goldenpreps.com ... Friars won league title all four years Samoodi played varsity football.

Personal -- Son of Lee and Valerie Samoodi ... one brother, Isaac, and two sisters, Tahjali and Amelia ... hobbies include ballet and opera singing ... also enjoys classical and country music ... born Aug. 6, 1990, in Riverside, Calif. ... majors in agricultural business.