6 - Bijon Samoodi
Bijon Samoodi
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: JR
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
High School: Servite HS
Position: CB
Experience: 2V

Expected to start at field cornerback at Cal Poly this fall, backed up by Nick Molino.

2010 -- Played in 10 games with four starts, missing only the season opener against Humboldt State ... matched his career high with 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 ... born Aug. 6, 1990, in Riverside, Calif. ... majors in agricultural business.