The Info List - LaVar Arrington

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LaVar RaShad Arrington (born June 29, 1978) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL) for seven seasons. He played college football at Penn State and was drafted by the Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Arrington was also a member of the New York Giants.


1 Early years 2 College career 3 Professional career

3.1 Washington Redskins 3.2 New York Giants 3.3 Retirement 3.4 Career statistics

4 After football

4.1 Broadcasting career 4.2 Entrepreneurship

5 Personal

5.1 Motorcycle

6 References 7 External links

Early years[edit] Arrington was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He played linebacker and running back at North Hills Senior High School
North Hills Senior High School
in Pittsburgh. After his senior year, he was named the 1996 Parade National Player of the Year, Bobby Dodd National High School Back of the Year [1] the Gatorade
Player of the Year and USA Today
USA Today
Pennsylvania Player of the Year. He became the second player in Pennsylvania Class 4-A history to rush for more than 4,000 career yards, with 4,357 on 711 carries and 72 touchdowns. He played in the 1997 Big 33 Football Classic, the annual game between Pennsylvania and Ohio's best high school football players.[2] In basketball, he was recruited to play basketball for Georgetown, UMass, and North Carolina.[3] Also a standout sprinter, Arrington was on the school's track & field team, where he recorded personal-best times of 10.85 seconds in the 100 meters
100 meters
and 23.14 seconds in the 200 meters. He also had top-jumps of 1.96 meters in the high jump and 6.76 meters in the long jump.[4] He was inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame on June 24, 2011.[5] College career[edit] While attending Penn State University, Arrington played for coach Joe Paterno's Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State Nittany Lions football
team from 1997 to 1999. His signature play with the Nittany Lions came during a game against Illinois. On a fourth and short yardage play, Arrington anticipated the snap count and jumped over the offensive line to tackle the runner in the backfield. The play became known as "The LaVar Leap".[6] Arrington's tendency for spectacular plays and his cover appearance on the Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
1999 College Football Preview Issue led many to mention him as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate.[7] Arrington received several honors during his college career, including the Chuck Bednarik Award, Dick Butkus Award, and Lambert Award
Lambert Award
in 1999. He was an All-Big-Ten selection, a first-team All-American in 1998, and a consensus first-team All-American in 1999.[8] Arrington finished ninth in balloting for the 1999 Heisman Trophy. He left Penn State after his junior season to enter the NFL draft. On December 11, 2014 the Big Ten Network
Big Ten Network
included Arrington on "The Mount Rushmore of Penn State Football", as chosen by online fan voting. Arrington was joined in the honor by John Cappelletti, Jack Ham, and Shane Conlan. Professional career[edit] Washington Redskins[edit] The Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
chose Arrington with the second overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, and he played for the Redskins from 2000 to 2005. After four seasons with the Redskins, Arrington signed an eight-year, $68 million contract extension. His agent Carl Poston was accused of neglecting to inspect the final revision of the contract, in which $6.5 million worth of bonuses contained in earlier drafts were missing. Poston was eventually suspended for two years by the National Football League
National Football League
Players' Association (NFLPA) over the mishandling of Arrington's contract;[9] Arrington did not support the NFLPA's decision.[10] Arrington's final two seasons with the Redskins were marred by knee injuries and conflicts with coaches Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs
and Gregg Williams. In March 2006 Arrington paid the Redskins $4.4 million to buy his free agency.[10] New York Giants[edit] In April 2006, Arrington agreed to a seven-year, $49 million contract with the New York Giants. He was injured in week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys and missed the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. On February 12, 2007, he was released by the New York Giants.[11] Retirement[edit] Arrington's agent Kevin Poston initially stated that his client intended to play during the 2007 NFL season, saying "things could change at some point, but as of this moment LaVar is focused on playing this season."[12] A September 23, 2007, New York Daily News article confirmed his retirement.[13] Career statistics[edit]

Year Team G Tackles Sacks INTs INTTDs FFums DefTDs PD

2000 Washington 16 55 4.0 0 0 0 0 4

2001 Washington 14 99 0.5 3 1 0 1 9

2002 Washington 16 95 11 0 0 4 1 8

2003 Washington 16 90 6 0 0 6 0 11

2004 Washington 4 15 1 0 0 0 0 2

2005 Washington 12 47 0 1 0 0 0 1

2006 NY Giants 6 14 1 0 0 0 0 3


84 415 23.5 4 1 10 2 38

After football[edit] Broadcasting career[edit] Arrington started working on pregame and postgame shows for Comcast SportsNet before the Redskins' 2007 season week 3 loss to the Giants. He became a permanent member of the Comcast team on October 14 for the Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
game. He returned to Comcast SportsNet's on-air lineup for week 3 of the 2008 NFL season, appearing on the pregame and postgame shows, and on Washington Post
Washington Post
Live. Comcast also featured a segment entitled “Life on the Sidelines with LaVar Arrington” during its Redskins Kickoff program on game days.[14] Arrington did a weekday afternoon radio talk show in Washington, DC with DJ Chad Dukes, titled "The LaVar Arrington
LaVar Arrington
Show with Chad Dukes." The inaugural show aired on July 20, 2009, on 106.7 The Fan. He also hosts his own weekly sports show titled "SportsWeek with Lavar Arrington" on local Washington television station DC50.[15] On July 10, 2014, it was announced that Arrington would be joining NFL Network's NFL AM
program.[16] Entrepreneurship[edit] Arrington formed a sports agency, Leap Management, LLC, in 2008. The firm's first clients were 2009 NFL Draft
2009 NFL Draft
prospects Aaron Maybin, Derrick Williams, Josh Gaines, and Tyrell Sales.[17] Arrington founded Xtreme Procision (XP) in 2010, a state-of-the-art football training system that will develop the world’s next generation of football players.[18] Xtreme Procision offers football training camps nationwide, as well as football training products with visual target zones to aid in accelerating development.[19] Xtreme Procision unveiled the XP Locker in the summer of 2015, a digital platform used to track the development of athletes through the capturing of video and metric data associated with performing football drills.[20] Personal[edit] LaVar Arrington
LaVar Arrington
was named after LeVar Burton, following the actor's portrayal of Kunta Kinte
Kunta Kinte
in the 1977 television miniseries Roots.[21] He has an older brother, Michael, who played basketball at Slippery Rock University and a younger brother, Eric. His father, Michael, became an ordained minister after he retired from the military. His mother, Carolyn, is a special education teacher in the Pittsburgh public school system.[3] Arrington lives in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
with his wife Trishia. The couple have three children.[22] Arrington opened a restaurant named The Sideline in Landover, Maryland on January 30, 2008.[23] In March 2009 one man was killed and six other people were injured after an argument ended in a burst of gunfire just outside the main entrance to the restaurant. The restaurant went bankrupt and closed in December 2009.[24] Arrington appeared in several television commercials for Eastern Motors with fellow athletes Carmelo Anthony, Clinton Portis, Sean Taylor, and Antawn Jamison.[25] He appeared on a 2002 episode of the TLC program While You Were Out, where he helped redesign a room for his brother, Michael. Arrington served as a judge for ESPN's Dream Job. Motorcycle
accident[edit] On June 18, 2007, Arrington was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in suburban Maryland. He was on the Route 50 off-ramp of the Capital Beltway when he lost control of his 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, striking a guardrail. Arrington was rushed to Prince George's Medical Center, in serious but stable condition.[26] Arrington sustained a broken right forearm, broken lower vertebrae, and deep cuts to his leg. He was issued two citations, one for failure to control speed to avoid a collision, the other for operating a vehicle without a class license that contributed to a crash. References[edit]

^ "Touchdown Club of Atlanta". Touchdown Club of Atlanta. Retrieved 2016-12-11.  ^ "NFL Alumni". Big33 website. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2008-01-02.  ^ a b [1] Archived March 22, 2005, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2014-10-18.  ^ "Trio of Nittany Lions Set For Induction into WPIAL Hall of Fame". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2011-10-03.  ^ Schwab, Frank (May 7, 2013). "Doc Five: Most memorable hits in college football – No. 4, The LaVar Leap". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 12 August 2014.  ^ Ambrogi, Mark (1999-10-20). "Big Ten weaklings fighting back". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-01-02.  ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 23, 2012. ^ Mullen, Liz (2006-07-27). "NFLPA Suspends Carl Poston, Files New Disciplinary Complaint". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved 2010-03-10.  ^ a b "NFLPA suspends agent Poston for two years". Associated Press. 2006-07-28. Retrieved 2010-03-10.  ^ "Giants release former Pro Bowler Arrington". ESPN. Associated Press. Retrieved 12 August 2014.  ^ La Canfora, Jason. "Redskins Insider - LaVar Update". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 August 2014.  ^ LaVar Arrington
LaVar Arrington
gives first interview since near-fatal crash ^ Plumb, Tierney (2008-09-19). "Former Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
find new positions". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-09-22.  ^ DC50, Sports, SportsWeek Archived 2013-01-21 at Archive.is. Retrieved July 16, 2012. ^ Steinberg, Dan (July 10, 2014). " LaVar Arrington
LaVar Arrington
joining NFL Network". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27.  ^ "Leap Management Clients". Leap Management, LLC. Retrieved 2009-04-17.  ^ "About Us Xtreme Procision". www.xtremeprocision.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2015-10-22.  ^ "Camps Xtreme Procision". www.xtremeprocision.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2015-10-22.  ^ "XTREME XP PROCISION". locker.xtremeprocision.com. Retrieved 2015-10-22.  ^ Hyman, Jordan (2006). Game of My Life: Penn State. Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 186–. ISBN 9781596700543. Retrieved 12 August 2014.  ^ Elfin, David (2007-09-24). "LaVar does guest shot at old digs". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2014-08-12.  ^ "Lavar Arrington's Sideline Sports Bar – Finally Open in Largo, Md. at The Blvd". PG Chic (Prince George's County, MD). 2008-02-02. Archived from the original on 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2008-02-02.  ^ "Arrington's restaurant Sideline sidelined for good". The Washington Post. 2009-12-26. Retrieved 2010-01-06.  ^ "Redskins Surprisingly Effective Car Salesmen". Deadspin
(Gawker Media). 2006-01-09. Retrieved 2008-01-02.  ^ "Arrington Injured in Motorcycle
Accident". Washington Post. 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 

External links[edit]

Official NFL Player Page Leap Management, LLC website "Arrington gives first interview after near-fatal crash", New York Daily News, September 23, 2007 "Arrington tutors protégé Bowman", The Daily Collegian, October 14, 2008

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Chuck Bednarik Award winners

1995: Fitzgerald 1996: Fitzgerald 1997: Woodson 1998: Nguyen 1999: Arrington 2000: Morgan 2001: Peppers 2002: Henderson 2003: Lehman 2004: Pollack 2005: Posluszny 2006: Posluszny 2007: Connor 2008: Maualuga 2009: Suh 2010: Peterson 2011: Mathieu 2012: Te'o 2013: Donald 2014: Wright III 2015: Matakevich 2016: Allen 2017: Fitzpatrick

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Butkus Award winners (collegiate)

1985: Bosworth 1986: Bosworth 1987: McGowan 1988: Thomas 1989: Snow 1990: Williams 1991: Anderson 1992: Jones 1993: Alberts 1994: Howard 1995: Hardy 1996: Russell 1997: Katzenmoyer 1998: Claiborne 1999: Arrington 2000: Morgan 2001: Calmus 2002: Henderson 2003: Lehman 2004: Johnson 2005: Posluszny 2006: Willis 2007: Laurinaitis 2008: Curry 2009: McClain 2010: Miller 2011: Kuechly 2012: Te'o 2013: Mosley 2014: Kendricks 2015: J. Smith 2016: Foster 2017: R. Smith

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1999 College Football All-America Team
College Football All-America Team
consensus selections


QB Joe Hamilton RB Ron Dayne RB Thomas Jones WR Troy Walters WR Peter Warrick TE James Whalen

OL Chris McIntosh OL Chris Samuels OL Cosey Coleman OL Jason Whitaker C Ben Hamilton
Ben Hamilton
& Rob Riti


DL Courtney Brown DL Corey Moore DL Corey Simon

LB LaVar Arrington LB Mark Simoneau LB Brandon Short

DB Tyrone Carter DB Brian Urlacher DB Ralph Brown DB Deon Grant DB Deltha O'Neal


P Andrew Bayes PK Sebastian Janikowski AP Dennis Northcutt

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2000 NFL draft
2000 NFL draft
first-round selections

Courtney Brown LaVar Arrington Chris Samuels Peter Warrick Jamal Lewis Corey Simon Thomas Jones Plaxico Burress Brian Urlacher Travis Taylor Ron Dayne Shaun Ellis John Abraham Bubba Franks Deltha O'Neal Julian Peterson Sebastian Janikowski Chad Pennington Shaun Alexander Stockar McDougle Sylvester Morris Chris McIntosh Rashard Anderson Ahmed Plummer Chris Hovan Erik Flowers Anthony Becht Rob Morris R. Jay Soward Keith Bulluck Trung Canidate

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Boston / Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
first-round draft picks

R. Smith Baugh Farkas Hale Boell Evashevski Sanders Jenkins Micka Hardy Rossi Gilmer Tew Goode G. Thomas Heath Isbell Scarbath Meilinger Guglielmi Vereb Bosseler Allard Lucas Snead Rutgens E. Davis Richter C. Taylor Gogolak R. McDonald J. Smith Monk May D. Green B. Wilson D. Howard T. Carter Shuler Westbrook A. Johnson Lang Bailey Arrington Samuels Gardner Ramsey S. Taylor C. Rogers Campbell Landry Orakpo Williams Kerrigan Griffin III Scherff Doctson Allen

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Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
2000 NFL Draft
2000 NFL Draft

LaVar Arrington Chris Samuels Lloyd Harrison Michael Moore Quincy Sanders Todd Husak Delbert Cowsette Ethan Howell

Draft years 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1950 AAFC 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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80 Greatest Redskins

21 Terry Allen RB 1995–98 56 LaVar Arrington
LaVar Arrington
LB 2000–05 41 Mike Bass CB 1969–75 20 Cliff Battles B 1932–37 33 Sammy Baugh
Sammy Baugh
QB 1937–52 31 Don Bosseler FB 1957–64 53 Jeff Bostic
Jeff Bostic
C 1980–93 4 Mike Bragg P 1968–79 80 Gene Brito
Gene Brito
DE 1951–53, 1955–58 43 Larry Brown RB 1969–76 77 Bill Brundige DE 1970–77 65 Dave Butz DT 1975–88 21 Earnest Byner RB 1989–93 84 Gary Clark WR 1985–92 51 Monte Coleman
Monte Coleman
LB 1979–94 53 Al DeMao
Al DeMao
C 1945–53 36 Chuck Drazenovich
Chuck Drazenovich
LB 1950–59 35 Bill Dudley RB 1950–51, 1953 17 Turk Edwards T 1932–40 44 Andy Farkas FB 1938–44 37 Pat Fischer CB 1968–77 28 Darrell Green
Darrell Green
CB 1983–2002 68 Russ Grimm
Russ Grimm
G 1981–91 55 Chris Hanburger LB 1965–78 57 Ken Harvey LB 1994–98 56 Len Hauss C 1964–77 75 Terry Hermeling OT 1970–80 27 Ken Houston S 1973–80 70 Sam Huff LB 1964–67, 1969 66 Joe Jacoby T/G 1981–93 47 Dick James RB 1955–63 76 Jon Jansen
Jon Jansen
OT 1999–08 80 Roy Jefferson WR 1971–76 9 Sonny Jurgensen
Sonny Jurgensen
QB 1964–74 22 Charlie Justice RB 1950, 1952–54 17 Billy Kilmer QB 1971–78 26 Paul Krause
Paul Krause
DB 1964–67 79 Jim Lachey T 1988–95 14 Eddie LeBaron
Eddie LeBaron
QB 1952–53, 1955–59 72 Dexter Manley DE 1981–89 71 Charles Mann DE 1983–93 58 Wilber Marshall LB 1988–92 73 Mark May
Mark May
T 1981–89 79 Ron McDole DE 1971–78 63 Raleigh McKenzie
Raleigh McKenzie
G 1985–94 53 Harold McLinton LB 1969–78 40 Wayne Millner E 1936–41, 1945 49 Bobby Mitchell FL 1962–68 30 Brian Mitchell RB 1990–99 81 Art Monk
Art Monk
WR 1980–93 3 Mark Moseley
Mark Moseley
K 1974–86 29 Mark Murphy S 1977–84 21 Mike Nelms
Mike Nelms
KR 1980–84 52 Neal Olkewicz LB 1979–89 23 Brig Owens LB 1966–77 26 Clinton Portis
Clinton Portis
RB 2004–10 65 Vince Promuto G 1960–70 44 John Riggins
John Riggins
RB 1976–79, 1981–85 11 Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien
QB 1987–93 60 Chris Samuels
Chris Samuels
OT 2000–09 83 Ricky Sanders
Ricky Sanders
WR 1986–93 76 Ed Simmons T 1987–93 87 Jerry Smith TE 1965–77 60 Dick Stanfel
Dick Stanfel
G 1956–58 74 George Starke T 1973–84 72 Diron Talbert DT 1971–80 42 Charley Taylor WR 1964–77 84 Hugh Taylor WR 1947–54 21 Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor
S 2004–07 7 Joe Theismann
Joe Theismann
QB 1974–85 67 Rusty Tillman LB 1970–77 85 Don Warren TE 1979–92 25 Joe Washington RB 1981–84 17 Doug Williams QB 1986–89


George Allen Head Coach 1971–77 Bobby Beathard General Manager 1978–89 Joe Bugel Offensive Line Coach 1981–89, 04–09 Ray Flaherty
Ray Flaherty
Head Coach 1936–42 Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs
Head Coach 1981–92 Richie Petitbon Defensive Coordinat