A seasoned veteran who began his career as a wide receiver?a very quick, athletic tight end ?whether as a starter or off the bench, Arrington has the potential to be a major contributor to the UAB offense ?1999:
Started seven and appeared in all of the team?s 11 games in 1999...caught nine passes for 70 yards and one touchdown, a 31-yarder from Daniel Dixon vs. Houston (9/25)?1998:
Saw action in all 11 games on special teams and as a reserve receiver? had two catches for 14 yards...had one catch for four yards in collegiate debut at No. 3 Nebraska (9/5)...also had one catch for 10 yards at East Carolina (10/10) ?1997:
Sat out season for academic reasons?HIGH SCHOOL:
Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for Coach Charles Boren at Midfield High School in suburban Birmingham ...three-time All-State and All-Metro selection?played in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game?had 84 receptions for 1,206 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior?led state in receptions...posted 56 catches for 841 yards and six TDs as a junior?had 18 catches for 246 yards against Mountain Brook? had 140 catches for 2,047 yards and 19 touchdowns in two years as a receiver?played quarterback as a sophomore, completing 78 of 141 passes for 1,003 yards and nine touchdowns?was also a four-year letterwinner in basketball...three-time All-State and four-time All-Metro in basketball?PERSONAL:
Born July 12, 1979, in Fairfield, Ala.?son of Ruby Cottrell... cousin of former Birmingham Mayor Dr. Richard Arrington, Jr. ?a history major with a physical education minor?without a doubt one of the best-dressed players on the UAB team.