Arrington Relishes Fresh Start

Scout.com
Posted Aug 6, 2007


After a tumultuous off season that saw Michigan wide receiver Adrian Arrington running stadium steps for 60 consecutive days, the Wolverines most veteran receiver took a moment at Monday's media day to chat with GoBlueWolverine Magazine about his role on the 2007 football team. Where does Adrian Arrington see himself fitting in over now that he's the Wolverines most experienced receiver?

Michigan wide receiver Adrian Arrington had a long off season. After emerging as one of the Wolverines top big play threats in 2006, off the field incidents, including a domestic violence charge which was eventually dismissed, left Arrington's future as a Wolverine in doubt heading into the 2007 season.

"It was tough," Arrington said to GBW at Monday's media day. "I had those 60 straight days on the steps for an hour. And I still didn't find out that I was getting back on the team until a few weeks after that. I'm just happy to be back."

After a breakout season in which Arrington hauled in career highs in catches (40), yards (544) and touchdowns (8), Arrington isn't the only one happy to have the talented 6-foot-3, 190-pound target back on good terms in Ann Arbor. As one of the most highly regarded offenses in the country, Arrington is expected to play a pivotal role in the scheme of the Michigan offense.

"I don't look at it as pressure," Arrington went on. "I've been here for a while now and got to play as a freshman, so I've had some pretty good leaders in front of me. Now that I'm a senior, it's my turn to step in and help set an example for some of the younger guys.

"Whatever I can do to help this team, that's what I need to do. Whether it's blocking, catching the ball, scoring touchdowns or just drawing a double to take the pressure off someone else, I need to do whatever I can to help."


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