Noteworthy: Is coming off his first injury-free season, which turned out to be his career best ... Should develop into a solid leader on defense in 2002 ... Grew up in Detroit, MI, before moving to Nashville ... Has played in 22 career games and started nine times.
2001: After spending the first two games in a reserve role, Arnold earned starts in the last nine games of the year ... Picked up four starts at right linebacker and five at the ...mike' position ... Was fifth on the team in tackles with a career-best 50 stops ... Also tallied two tackles for loss (NMSU and UConn), a sack (NMSU), and an interception (ASU) ... Notched a personal-best nine tackles against LSU, while recording seven each versus Ole Miss and New Mexico State ... Shared team defensive MVP honors with Michael Woods following the NMSU win ... Had a single-game high of four solo stops in games against North Texas and New Mexico State ... Arnold's interception against ASU was returned 20 yards.
2000: Played in two games and came up with seven total tackles ... Had three tackles at No. 21 Illinois and two against No. 8 Florida.
1999: Played in seven games, but mostly on special teams ... Had two total tackles on defense (vs Troy State and Arkansas) ... Suffered a knee injury against Louisiana Tech and missed the rest of the season.
High School: Played for coach Jim Wilson ... Led team to a 10-1 record as a senior with a team-high 84 tackles to go along with two blocked punts ... Was part of a defense that gave up only seven touchdowns all year ... Led the team as a junior with 100 tackles ... Picked to play in the 1999 Tennessee-Kentucky all-star game ... Was voted 5A all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers ... A member of the NashvilleSports Elite 11 team ... Chosen to the Tennessean all-Midstate team in 1997 and 1998 ... Selected to the Metro Coaches all-city team in 1997 and 1998 ... Was the region's defensive MVP in 1998 ... Was also a pulling guard for coach Wilson's Wing-T offense ... Lettered four years in football and three years in baseball.
Personal: Parents: William and Candis Arnold ... Born: 3/21/81 ... Major: Construction Management.
Tackles UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT
1999 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2000 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2001 22 28 50 1-11 2-13 0-0 1-20 Total 27 32 59 1-11 2-13 0-0 1-20