Coach Ruffin McNeill Announces Disciplinary Action Because Of Arrest, Previous Team Rule Violations
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Upcoming South Carolina Game
Dayon Arrington, Antonio Cannon, Danny Webster To Miss One Game
Preseason Camp Notebook No. 15
Preseason Camp Notebook No. 13
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
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2009: Made collegiate debut at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium against Rice Oct. 17, but did not record statistics during fourth-quarter appearance ... Followed only action with a left knee injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the campaign ... Did not play in the first six contests (coach's decision).
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.