J. J. Arcega-Whiteside

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J. J. Arcega-Whiteside
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JJ Arcega-Whiteside playing for Stanford in 2018
No. 19 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1996-12-31) December 31, 1996 (age 23)
Zaragoza, Spain
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Dorman (Roebuck, SC)
College:Stanford
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Receptions:10
Receiving yards:169
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

José Joaquín Arcega-Whiteside (born December 31, 1996) is a Spanish-American professional American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford University.

Early years[edit]

Arcega-Whiteside was born in Zaragoza, Spain and moved to South Carolina when he was six.[1] He attended Paul M. Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina. During his career, he had 207 receptions for 3,779 yards and 38 touchdowns.[2][3] Arcega-Whiteside committed to Stanford University to play college football.

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at Stanford in 2015, Arcega-Whiteside played in 12 games as a sophomore, recording 24 receptions for 379 yards and five touchdowns.[4] As a junior in 2017, he had 48 receptions for 781 yards and nine touchdowns.[5][6] As a senior in 2018, he had a season record of 63 receptions for 1,059 yards and 14 touchdowns.[7] After the season, Arcega-Whiteside declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

J. J. Arcega-Whiteside Receiving
Year School Games Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 Stanford 10 24 379 15.8 5
2017 Stanford 11 48 781 16.3 9
2018 Stanford 12 63 1,059 16.8 14
Career 33 135 2,219 16.4 28

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
225 lb
(102 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
All values from NFL Combine[9]

Arcega-Whiteside was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (57th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.[10][11] In Week 13, in the 37–31 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Arcega-Whiteside caught one pass for a 15 yards for his first NFL touchdown.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Both of his parents, Joaquín Arcega and Valorie Whiteside, played professional basketball in Spain. Valerie Whiteside played basketball collegiately at Appalachian State and is the all-time scorer in women's basketball for the Southern Conference. Two of Arcega's uncles, Fernando Arcega and José Arcega, also played basketball professionally in Spain and represented Spain in the Olympics.[13]

Arcega-Whiteside has a Christian tattoo on the left side of his chest.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (September 5, 2018). "Stanford's Spanish-born Arcega-Whiteside is en fuego". SFChronicle.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  2. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (September 14, 2017). "Stanford's J.J. Arcega-Whiteside went from world-traveler to go-to receiver". SFGate. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Castello, Bob (December 4, 2014). "Dorman wideout Arcega-Whiteside receives Gatorade honor". Greenville News. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "JJ Arcega-Whiteside 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Dubow, Josh (September 5, 2018). "Dorman alum JJ Arcega-Whiteside emerges for Stanford". GoUpstate.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "JJ Arcega-Whiteside 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "JJ Arcega-Whiteside 2018 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "Stanford WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside declares for draft". AP NEWS. January 4, 2019. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Jose Arcega-Whiteside Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 26, 2019). "Eagles select Miles Sanders, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside". NFL.com. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Frank, Reuben (April 27, 2019). "Why we all slept through Eagles draft pick JJ Arcega-Whiteside's Stanford career". NBC Sports Philadelphia. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "Bag of tricks helps Dolphins rally past Eagles 37-31". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 1, 2019. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
  13. ^ Gutman, Harold (September 8, 2018). "Stanford receiver gains an edge because of basketball skills". The Mercury News. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "JJ Arcega-Whiteside's Tattoos". Tattooino - famous tattoos. January 5, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2020.

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