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Justin Arrington

  #20
  Position: DB    Ht.: 5-9    Wt.: 165
  Hometown: Union City, Ga.
  Previous School: Creekside HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Sport Management

2010: Played in 10 contests where he posted 36 tackles, including six for loss and two sacks... Tied for the team lead with seven passes defended (6 PB, 1 INT)... Made a career-best six tackles at Catawba (Nov. 6), including three for loss... Returned a fumble for a 90-yard TD at Western Carolina (Sept. 11) for the longest return in TC history... Also returned a fumble 18 yards against Newberry (Oct. 9)... Tallied five tackles each at Findlay (Sept. 4) and Mars Hill (Oct. 2)... Pioneer Elite.

2009: Appeared in all 10 contests... Tallied nine tackles for a second straight year... Accounted for a career-best four tackles in road win at Newberry (Oct. 24)... Made a tackle each against Charleston (Aug. 29), Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 3), Brevard (Oct. 10), Catawba (Oct. 17) and Mars Hill (Oct. 31)... 2008: Played in 10 games where he made nine tackles... Saw action at left cornerback... Made two stops each in wins over Brevard (Oct. 11) and Mars Hill (Nov. 1)... Both tackles at Mars Hill were solo hits... Blocked a kick at Delta State (Nov. 22) in the NCAA Playoffs.

High School: Attended Creekside HS in Fairburn, Ga... Coached by Kevin Whitley... Lettered three years in football and four times on the baseball diamond... 2007 Preseason All-State Honorable Mention... 2007 All-County Honorable Mention... Recipient of the Coaches’ Award in 2006 and 2007... 2004 Defensive Player of the Year... Led team to a pair of Region titles (2005, 2006)... Recorded 80 tackles with three interceptions, blocked three kicks and forced two fumbles.

Personal: Full name is Justin Wendel Arrington... Born Oct. 4, 1989 in East Point, Ga... Nickname: “Y-Baby”... Son of Ronnie Arrington and Vernita White... Has one older brother, Derrick White (26)... Majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Coaching... Activities listed include: weight lifting, going places and meeting new people... His brother played football at Georgia (2001-04)... Career goals: NFL or sports management; Favorite book: “Sports Articles”; Favorite class at Tusculum: The Tusculum Experience; Favorite midnight snack: Candy and pizza; Favorite movie: “Next Friday”; Favorite musical artist: Gucci Mane; Favorite saying by Coach DeBusk: “Play big, dream big”;  Favorite song: “Vetle Pass” by Gucci Mane; Favorite sports teams: Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Eagles; How Justin gets ready for a game: Listens to his MP3 Player; Justin can’t imagine a week without: Getting ready for next week’s game; Least favorite food: Crabs and shrimp; Most impressive person Justin has ever met: Thomas Davis or Eric Berry; Most thrilling moment in sports: Getting his first big hit in his sophomore year against Viller Rica; Favorite color: Blue; Favorite food: Hot wings; Favorite sport other than football: Baseball; Person Justin most admires: His brother; Shoe size: 10½; Best advice Justin has been given: “Look good, play well”; Best thing about Justin: Wants to become a better person; Most important thing Justin has learned at Tusculum: Stay on top of everything; What Justin admires most about Coach DeBusk: He stays focused; Toughest part of being a student-athlete: School work and football at the same time; Toughest player Justin has ever played against: Brandon Boykin; Two words to describe the way Justin plays football: Determined, dedicated; What people don’t know about Justin: He loves doing things the right way; When he was a kid, Justin tried to be like: Michael Jordan.