David Arkin (American football)

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David Arkin
No. 66     Miami Dolphins
Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-10-07) October 7, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Wichita, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school: Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School
College: Missouri State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 110
Debuted in 2011 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-MVFC (2009, 2010)
  • 2× Second-team All-MVFC (2007, 2008)
  • MVFC All-Academic Squad (2009).
  • MVFC All-Academic Squad second-team (2007, 2008).
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

David Arkin (born October 7, 1987) is an American football offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played college football at Missouri State.[citation needed] He played high school football at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School.[citation needed]

Early years[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

He received All-MVFC honors in four straight years, becoming the third Missouri State player ever to achieve that distinction.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

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).

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