Career: A talent-laden linebacker who started at the Wildcats' middle linebacker spot his senior season before suffering a career-ending knee injury against Purdue (10/18/2008) ... Hard-hitting player ... Was one of team's most physical linebackers ... Closed career with 113 tackles and 11.5 TFL's ... Appeared in 42 career games with 11 starts.
2008: True senior who started at middle linebacker ... Suffered a season-ending left knee injury against Purdue ... At the time of his injury, ranked 13th in the Big Ten and third on team in total tackles (51) ... Finished season with 6.5 TFL's ... Recorded three stops against Purdue before being injured ... Tallied 10 tackles, which included 2.0 TFL's, in season opener vs. Syracuse ... Made eight stops against Duke ... Against Southern Illinois, racked up six tackles, including a 0.5 sack and 1.5 TFL's ... Against Ohio, set career highs with 11 total tackles, eight solo stops, 3.0 TFL's and one forced fumble ... Registered eight tackles in win at Iowa ... Credited with seven tackles vs. Michigan State.
2007: True junior who played linebacker and special teams ... Started at outside linebacker four games ... Named team's Defensive Big Playmaker of the Game vs. Minnesota -- totaled seven tackles and a huge 38-yard interception return, which set up an NU TD ... Recorded a season-high nine tackles (three solos), which included 1.5 TFL's, and a QB hurry at Michigan State ... Also blocked a punt and earned NU's special teams player of the week honor vs. MSU ... Notched two assisted tackles in season-opening win vs. Northeastern ... Two tackles vs. Nevada ... Made first collegiate start at Ohio State ... Recorded three tackles at Ohio State, including one TFL ... Credited with two tackles, including a TFL, vs. Michigan ... Four tackles vs. Eastern Michigan ... Totaled seven tackles and a pass breakup vs. Iowa ... Two tackles vs. Indiana ... Closed season with a career-high-tying nine tackles (five solos), 1.5 TFL's and a forced fumble at Illinois.
2006: True sophomore who primarily played special teams and some reserve linebacker ... Played a bigger role with the loss of Nick Roach ... Notched one solo tackle at Miami ... Two solo tackles at Penn State ... Two tackles vs. Wisconsin ... One tackle at Michigan ... Credited with two tackles at Iowa ... Two solo hits vs. Ohio State ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week (vs. Nevada).
2005: True freshman who played primarily special teams ... Played in 11 of 12 games, missing the Michigan State game with an injured shoulder (suffered against Purdue) ... Turned in a solid career-opening game on special teams with two tackles (one solo) and a key forced fumble vs. Ohio ... Picked up a solo tackle vs. Northern Illinois ... Notched one assisted hit vs. Arizona State ... Delivered one of the season's biggest hits on UCLA's Maurice Jones-Drew in the Sun Bowl.
High School:SuperPrep All-Midwest Region ... Ranked 89th regionally by SuperPrep among Midwest players ... Ranked 13th (SuperPrep) and 15th (Rivals.com) best player in Michigan ... Michigan Division II first-team all-state and Detroit News all-metro linebacker ... Also named to all-region, all-district, Michigan All-North and Oakland All-County teams ... Detroit Player and Catholic League Player of the Week honors ... Detroit News Top 7 Big Chip selection ... Notched 109 tackles (71 solos), 4 forced fumbles, 3 recovered fumbles, 10 sacks and 1 interception ... Shared team's tackle title with defensive end Chris McLaurin, who signed with Michigan ... Helped team advance to Division II state title game before falling to Muskegon in championship ... Eaglets finished 11-2 ... Totaled a career-best 20 tackles in state playoff win over previously unbeaten Birmingham Brother Rice ... Had career-best four sacks in 36-0 win vs. Detroit Country Day ... Also played running back, totaling 1,045 yards (168 carries, 7.9 ypc) and 16 touchdowns ... Rushed for a career-best 295 yards against Dearborn Divine Child ... Team MVP and captain ... Selected to play in Michigan (East squad) All-Star game ... As a junior, led the Eaglets in rushing yards and touchdowns, and earned Oakland All-County and All-North first-team honors ... Also lettered three years each in track (sprints) and basketball (forward) ... Class vice president ... French Student of the Year ... NHS and Who's Who ... Coached by George Porritt.
Personal: Born Malcolm Evans Arrington ... Son of Fred and Sandra Arrington ... Father played football at Purdue, and then in the NFL (New York Jets and Detroit Lions) ... Communication studies major.