David Arkin (American football)

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David Arkin
No. 65 Indianapolis Colts
Position: Offensive Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-10-07) October 7, 1987 (age 27)
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
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
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 as of 2014
Games played: 1
Games started: 0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

David Arkin (born October 7, 1987) is an American football offensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He played college football at Missouri State.

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.

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.

He received All-MVFC honors in four straight years, becoming the third Missouri State player ever to achieve that distinction.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

The Seattle Seahawks signed him to their practice squad on September 3, 2014, but was waived five days later.[6]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Arkin was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad on September 16, 2014.[7] He was activated on December 31, when Gosder Cherilus was placed on injured reserve.[8]


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