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 24)
Utebo, 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 2020
Receptions:14
Receiving yards:254
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · 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 Utebo, 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
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]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Arcega-Whiteside in a game against the Washington Redskins

Arcega-Whiteside was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round with the 57th overall pick 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 15 yards for his first professional touchdown.[12] Overall in 2019, he caught ten passes for 169 yards and one touchdown.[13]

In Week 6 of the 2020 season against the Baltimore Ravens, Arcega-Whiteside caught his first two-point conversion and recovered a Miles Sanders fumble for a touchdown in the 30–28 loss.[14] Arcega-Whiteside was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Eagles on November 19, 2020,[15] and activated on December 2.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Both of his parents, Joaquín Arcega and Valorie Whiteside, played professional basketball in Spain. Arcega is Spanish and Whiteside is an American from South Carolina. Valorie Whiteside played college basketball at Appalachian State and is the all-time leading scorer in women's basketball for the Southern Conference. She later played professionally in Europe and met Joaquín Arcega in Spain. Two of Arcega's uncles, Fernando Arcega and José Arcega, also played basketball professionally in Spain and represented Spain in the Olympics.[17][18]

Arcega-Whiteside has a Christian tattoo on the left side of his chest.[19]

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. ^ "JJ Arcega-Whiteside 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  14. ^ "Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles – October 18th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  15. ^ "Eagles place four players on COVID-19 lists". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. November 19, 2020. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  16. ^ McPherson, Chris (December 2, 2020). "Eagles activate TE Zach Ertz, WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside; place T Lane Johnson on Injured Reserve". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  17. ^ Gutman, Harold (September 8, 2018). "Stanford receiver gains an edge because of basketball skills". The Mercury News. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  18. ^ McManus, Tim (May 22, 2019). "Eagles rookie JJ Arcega-Whiteside and his guardian angels". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  19. ^ "JJ Arcega-Whiteside's Tattoos". Tattooino – famous tattoos. January 5, 2020. Retrieved January 9, 2020.

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