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Hopes a strong spring performance translates into a deepened role in the Pirates' spread offensive attack after experiencing limited productivity as a junior ... Has consistently climbed the offensive depth chart despite fighting through a nagging knee injury early in career and is expected to open senior campaign battling Reese Wiggins for starting honors at the "X" position - one of two outside receiver slots ... Could also experience top tier special teams role for the third-straight year ... Turned in solid performances during spring scrimmage play, pulling in a combined five passes for 33 yards during the first two battles (3-19/March 31, 2-14/April 7) ... Finished drills with four receptions for 32 yards in the Purple-Gold Game (April 14) ... A 2008 signee who did not play football during initial year at ECU ... Strength testing power numbers of significance include a 315-pound bench press, a 274-pound power clean and a 420-pound back squat.
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011: Served as a valuable reserve receiver, experiencing action in 10 games and catching a pair of passes for 14 yards ... Did not play against UAB or Navy (coaches' decision) ... Season-long grab was for nine yards during the fourth quarter at Memphis, hauling in Rio Johnson's lone pass attempt of the contest ... Made other reception (five yards) versus Virginia Tech on the Pirates' fifth play of the game.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Enjoyed breakout year in first as a regular in the receiving corps' rotation ... Registered action in 12 games and made first career start, at Virginia Tech ... Lone contest missed was at Rice (coaches' decision) ... Totaled 11 grabs for 110 yards ... Caught five passes on first down and three on both second and third down ... Five-of-11 receptions were good for first downs ... Targeted most often on first down (seven passes intended) ... Hauled in one or more receptions in six-straight games, from Memphis through Marshall ... During start against the Hokies, established personal highs in catches (two) and receiving yards (34) while also hauling in a 29-yard reception in the first quarter ... Ended the year making a first-quarter reception for eight yards in the Military Bowl ... Had first career back-to-back multi-catch games against N.C. State (two) and the Thundering Herd (two) ... Lone grab at Southern Miss (15 yards) went for a first down during the fourth-quarter, game-winning touchdown drive ... Fourth-quarter grab (nine yards) versus the Tigers in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium was first career reception ... Hauled in remaining two passes at North Carolina (nine yards) and UAB (seven yards).
2008: Attended East Carolina University during the 2008-09 academic year but was not a member of the football program while meeting eligibility requirements ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
Prep School: Helped lead Hargrave to a 5-3-1 record in 2007 ... Scored first touchdown of the season on a 20-yard run vs. Robert Morris College Sept. 3 ... Made one catch for seven yards against Tennessee JV squad at Neyland Stadium Sept. 27 ... Recorded six catches for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns vs. Louisburg Oct. 14 ... Reportedly turned in a 31-inch vertical jump and a 300+ bench press during program's testing day ... Earned three-star rating by Rivals.com ... Also recruited by Illinois and Virginia.
High School: An all-conference performer at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Md. ... Logged 40 catches for 914 yards and three TDs as a senior at PBHS ... Also gained 114 rushing yards on 11 carries.
Personal: Full name is Dayon Jamal Arrington ... Born April 25, 1989 at Washington, D.C. ... Major is communications ... Says bond to teammates is the best thing about the ECU program ... Lists seven-touchdown performance as a running back during Boy's Club game as most memorable football moment to date ... Favorite all-time NFL player is Jerry Rice ... Cites mother and father as most influential people in career ... Sang in church choir during youth.