David Arkin (American football)
|No. 65 Indianapolis Colts|
|Date of birth:||October 7, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Wichita, Kansas|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||306 lb (139 kg)|
|High school:||Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School|
|NFL draft:||2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
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|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Arkin was a consensus All-state selection as a senior offensive lineman at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School. As a defensive lineman, he earned All-city consideration after registering 47 tackles and 3 sacks as a senior, while helping his team to the sectional championship. He also was part of the school's wrestling team.
At Missouri State University, in his first three years he was the team starter at right guard. He started playing left tackle in the last two games of his junior season and continued playing there as a senior.
Arkin was drafted with the 110th pick of the 4th round by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2011 NFL Draft, with the intention of playing him at offensive guard. After being inactive for every game as a rookie, in his second season he was forced to learn the center position in training camp, after the team suffered a series of injuries. His lack of strength and experience, kept him again inactive in every game despite being healthy.
In 2013, the team decided to have him focus on the right guard position. As he has done in previous training camps, he proved to be one of the most durable players on the team and was activated for the first regular season game of his career in the season opener against the New York Giants. He was released on October 26, to make room for Jakar Hamilton and later signed to the team's practice squad.
On November 5, 2013, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. The signing was a direct result of the issues the Dolphins where having on their offensive line, after Richie Incognito alleged role in the harassment of teammate Jonathan Martin. He was active in only one game (against the Carolina Panthers). The following season after being tried at center, he was waived on August 30, 2014.
- "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". colts.com. December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014.