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Adrian Arrington
No. 87     New Orleans Saints
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: November 7, 1985 (1985-11-07) (age 24)
Place of birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 237
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Stats at NFL.com

Adrian Jarrard Arrington (born November 7, 1985 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Saints in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan.

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Early years

Arrington went to high school at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

As a freshman, Arrington made one catch for 9 yards.

As a sophomore, Arrington had 8 catches for 140 yards and three touchdowns. On defense he had 38 tackles and three interceptions.

As a junior, Arrington had 34 catches for 424 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing the ball 11 times, for 11 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, he made 38 tackles, and made five interceptions.

During his senior season, Arrington caught 57 passes for 914 yards and 10 touchdowns, with 29 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries on defense. Cedar Rapids-Washington made it to the 4A State Championship that season, but fell short to the WDM Valley Tigers, an Iowa High School athletic powerhouse.

In his high school career Arrington made 100 receptions for 1,547 yards and 23 touchdowns. He also returned 24 kickoffs for 642 yards and a touchdown, with 38 punt returns for 442 yards and a touchdown. He also had 11 career interceptions and 95 career tackles on defense. Arrington played in the 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl with Michigan Wolverine teammate Chad Henne.

College career

2007 Michigan Wolverines football team huddle with Mario Manningham (86), Ryan Mallett (15), Mike Hart (20), Jake Long (77), Arrington (16), Mike Massey (83), Justin Boren (65), Carson Butler (85), and Stephen Schilling (52) against Penn State

In 2004, Arrington's freshman season, he caught two passes for 12 yards in eight games.

In 2005, Arrington's sophomore season, he had a 15-yard kickoff return against Northern Illinois. He missed the next game due to injury against Notre Dame. Arrington later returned to practice, but did not play the remainder of the season. He received a medical redshirt for the 2005 season, allowing him a fifth year of college football eligibility in 2008.

As a junior in 2006, Arrington played in all 13 games and started five at wide receiver. He finished second on the team behind Steve Breaston in receptions with 40, second behind Mario Manningham in touchdowns with eight, and third behind Manningham and Breaston in receiving yards with 544. He also made four catches for 34 yards against USC in the 2007 Rose Bowl, one of them for a touchdown.

As a senior in 2007, Arrington made 58 catches for 729 yards and six touchdowns, finishing second on the team to Manningham in all three receiving categories. In his last game as a Wolverine, Arrington had nine receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns aiding Michigan to a victory over heavily-favored Florida in the 2008 Capital One Bowl.

After the 2007 season, Arrington opted to forgo his eligibility for the 2008 season and entered the 2008 NFL Draft.

Professional career

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New Orleans Saints

Arrington was drafted by the New Orleans Saints with the 237th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. New Orleans traded a 2009 sixth-round pick to draft Arrington. On July 18, the Saints signed him to a contract, with terms undisclosed. On August 29, 2008, Arrington was placed on injured reserve meaning he will be unable to play for the whole season due to a toe he injured during the first preseason game.[1]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "87 Adrian Arrington, WR". CBS Interactive. 2008-08-29. http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/517271. Retrieved 2008-09-03.  

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