Kyle Arrington

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Kyle Arrington
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Kyle Arrington playing in the first preseason game in 2015.
No. 24 Baltimore Ravens
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-08-12) August 12, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: Accokeek, Maryland
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Brandywine (MD) Gwynn Park
College: Hofstra
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 352
Sacks: 3.0
Interceptions: 9
Forced fumbles: 5
Pass deflections: 48
Stats at

Kyle Chandler Arrington Sr.[1] (born August 12, 1986) is an American football cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Hofstra. Arrington has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots.

Early years[edit]

Arrington was born in Accokeek, Maryland. He attended Gwynn Park High School, where he played football as a defensive back and kick returner, as well as basketball and track and field. He was a second-team all-county selection in football.

College career[edit]

After graduating from high school, Arrington attended Hofstra University beginning in 2004. As a freshman, he played in seven games, recording three tackles. He started seven of the ten games he played as a sophomore, picking up 21 tackles and one forced fumble. In 2006, he played in 11 games, recording 69 tackles and an interception. In 2007, he played in 11 games again, recording 53 tackles and an interception. Arrington is one of Hofstra's last football players to make in to the NFL, as the school cut its program in 2009 due to costs and declining interest.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Arrington was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2008 NFL Draft. He was waived by the Eagles on August 30 and re-signed to the team's practice squad a day later. He was released from the practice squad on September 10.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Arrington was signed to the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 17, 2008, where he spent the remainder of the season before being re-signed to a future contract after the season. He was waived by the Buccaneers on September 5, 2009 during final cuts and re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day. He was elevated to the 53-man roster on September 10, playing in the Buccaneers' season opener. He was waived by the team the next day.

New England Patriots[edit]

Arrington was added to the Patriots practice squad and ultimately promoted to their 53-man roster on November 8, 2009 after Cleveland Browns' head coach Eric Mangini made an attempt to sign Arrington to his roster.[2]

In 2010, Arrington earned the starting cornerback job after Week 2, and kept that role for the rest of the season. He finished that year with one interception, which he returned 36 yards for a touchdown against the Packers. Arrington also scored on a return of a blocked field goal against the Dolphins in Week 4.

In 2011, he began the season as the nickel corner, since cornerback Leigh Bodden had returned from the injured reserve list, but regained the starting role early in the season. He led the NFL with 7 interceptions for the 2011 season.

In 2013, Arrington signed with the Patriots after agreeing in principle on a four-year deal.[3]

In 2014, Arrington did not record an interception, but scored two touchdowns on special teams, returning a fumbled kickoff return 9 yards against Cincinnati and a blocked field goal 62 yards against Miami. Arrington earned a Super Bowl ring as the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX.

On May 11, 2015, Arrington was released by the Patriots.[4][5]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On May 13, 2015, Arrington signed a three-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.[6]

Career Statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Combine Tackles Total Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Yards Interceptions Yards Average Interception Returns Longest Interception Return Touchdowns Pass Defended
2009 NE 8 18 14 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NE 16 71 60 11 0.0 0 0 0 1 36 36 36 1 5
2011 NE 16 88 66 22 0.0 0 1 0 7 92 13 28 0 15
2012 NE 16 74 62 12 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
2013 NE 16 62 48 14 2.0 2 0 0 1 5 5 5 0 12
Total Total 72 313 250 63 2.0 3 2 0 9 133 15 36 1 43

Personal life[edit]

On March 17, 2012, Arrington married his girlfriend, Vashonda Murphy. They had their first child, Kyle Chandler Arrington Jr, almost exactly a year later, on March 16, 2013. On December 28, 2014, the two had their second son, Kaden Chase Arrington.


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