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LaVar Arrington
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LaVar Arrington

Position:
Outside Linebacker


01/30/2014

Arrington, Mauti Join Franklin at Feb. 5 "Penn State Football - The Signature Event"

Former LinebackerU. All-Americans to help unveil Class of 2014 in Bryce Jordan Center event


All-American Selection: 1998, 1999

Outside linebacker, 1998-99, Pittsburgh, Pa., selected by The Sporting News in 1998 and by the Associated Press, Football Coaches, Football Writers, Walter Camp, The Sporting News and The Football News in 1999. He also was a second-team All-American choice of the Associated Press and The Football News in `98. In 1999, he was selected winner of the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker and Chuck Bednarik Award as the country's top defensive player. He also was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award. The 12th Nittany Lion selected a two-time first-team All-American, Arrington finished ninth in balloting for the 1999 Heisman Trophy. The first sophomore selected Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year in `98, he was named the Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP in his final collegiate game. In `99, he made 72 tackles, with 20 TFL, nine sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries (one TD) and two blocked kicks. His leaping tackle over the offensive line of an Illinois runner was selected the 1998 Compaq Defensive Play-of-the-Year. Arrington was selected by the Washington Redskins, as the second overall pick of the 2000 National Football League Draft and has played with the Redskins (2000-05) and the New York Giants (2006). He lives in Upper Marlboro, Md.

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