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The 2011 Scouting Report: Emerged from spring camp as a starter at safety, opposite Brian Peters ... Switched back to safety (from linebacker) a year ago -- after beginning his collegiate career as a safety ... Versatile performer who will play a significant role in NU's secondary ... Hard-hitting player ... Good mix of size and speed.
2011:Backup/potential starter at one safety position ... Came off the bench at Boston College ... Registered four solo tackles, including a 2-yard TFL, at BC ... Normally a part of NU's nickel package ... Did not play at Army (injury) or Illinois and Michigan (coaches' decision) ... One solo hit at Iowa ... Totaled three tackles vs. Penn State after making first start of the season ... Played in 32 career games, registering 93 career tackles ... Missed the final five regular-season games with an ankle injury ... Came back to play in bowl game vs. Texas A&M.
2010: Missed first four contests of 2010 due to a foot injury ... Started four games ... Posted a single-game career high total of nine tackles in each of the last two games, at Wisconsin and vs. Texas Tech ... Three tackles vs. Illinois ... Collected seven tackles and a career-best two pass breakups vs. Iowa ... Four tackles at Penn State ... Recorded two tackles at Indiana ... Forced to sit out Michigan State game due to injury ... Two tackles and an interception in the end zone against Purdue, the first pick of his career ... In his first game back from injury, recorded six tackles at Minnesota.
2009: Played in nine games with five starts at outside linebacker ... 34 total tackles with 4.5 TFL's ... Three solo hits vs. Auburn ... Two tackles vs. Wisconsin ... Notched four stops vs. Illinois ... Five tackles, including one assist on a TFL, in win over Iowa ... Posted six stops against Penn State and named team's defensive player of the game ... Did not play in the Indiana game due to a leg injury ... Enjoyed a career day at Purdue after missing the first three games due to injury ... Posted four tackles -- including his first career sack -- and a forced fumble on kickoff coverage against the Boilermakers ... Earned his first career start at linebacker vs. Miami, recording five tackles and 2.0 TFL's (one sack) in a 16-6 NU win ... Started and posted five tackles -- including one TFL -- at Michigan State, earning team's defensive big playmaker award ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week vs. Minnesota.
2008: Backup safety ... Netted one special teams tackle against Syracuse ... Knee injury sidelined him for three games (Duke through Ohio) ... Returned to action at Iowa, but saw limited action ... Notched a special teams tackle vs. Michigan State and Purdue ... One stop vs. Ohio State ... Two tackles at Michigan and vs. Illinois ... Assisted on one tackle in Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri.
2007: Did not see action.
High School:Rivals.com All-Region, SuperPrep All-Midwest and Velocity/PrepStar All-Region safety ... Ranked 28th among all players (ninth among defensive backs) in Rivals.com Ohio player ranking and 32nd among all players in SuperPrep Ohio player ranking ... Ranked 20th-best safety nationally by Tom Lemming, 43rd-best safety nationally by SuperPrep, 49th-best safety nationally by Rivals.com and 55th-best safety nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. ... First-team All-Ohio (Division II), first-team All-Northeast Ohio Inland District and first-team All-Suburban League in 2006 ... Also named a first-team all-league selection and a second-team All-Northeast Ohio Inland District player his junior season ... Team MVP in 2006 ... Tabbed Best Offensive Back and Best Defensive Back by teammates his senior year ... Named the team's Best Receiver as a junior ... Named to Ohio's Tremendous 26 ... Akron Touchdown Club and Dapper Dan honoree ... Tabbed Copley's Oustanding Senior Athlete of the Year ... Rated as a five-star prospect by Ohio High Magazine and the state's 14th-best prospect, regardless of position ... McDonald's Athlete of the Week ... In his junior and senior seasons, totaled 145 tackles (60 solo hits his senior year) and eight interceptions ... Had 37 receptions in 2005 and '06 for 850 yards ... Scored 12 touchdowns ... Also ran for 803 yards (69 carries) in 2006 ... Notched the game-winning interception against Parma Normandy, which helped team advance to regional semifinals ... Selected to play in 2007 Ohio North-South game in Columbus, Ohio (June 16) ... Three-year starter and letterwinner, team captain ... Also lettered one year in track (sprints/relays) ... National Honor Roll and Who's Who ... Coached by Dan Boarman.
Personal: Born David P. Arnold Jr. ... Son of Shannon and Frank Pangas and Dave Arnold ... Father, Dave, played football at Michigan and was later drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers (1989) ... Uncle, Steven Arnold, is the head basketball coach at Warren Harding ... Uncle, Peter Pangas, played basketball at Eastern Michigan before playing professionally in Greece for seven years ... Learning and organizational change major.