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Javier Arenas
Javier Arenas

Date of birth
Oct 28, 1987
College
Alabama
Height
5-9
Weight
197 Lbs

Bio

Javier Arenas is a cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at the University of Alabama and was drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

EARLY YEARS

Arenas was born on October 28, 1987 in Tampa, Florida. As a senior at Robinson High School, Arenas set the record for most punt and kick returns for TDs in school history. He returned four punts and three kickoffs for scores. That year he was named first-team All-Suncoast.

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

Arenas was used primarily as a kick and punt returner while at Alabama, but he did see time at cornerback after his freshman year.

He had his first career interceptions as a junior. That season, Arenas finished with 63 tackles, two sacks, and one interception that he returned for a TD. He also added a NCAA-high three punt-return TDs.

As a senior, Arenas was named a consensus All-American after posting 71 tackles, five sacks, and five interceptions. He added another punt-return TD as well.

He finished his career at Alabama with the second-most punt return yards in NCAA history.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Arenas was drafted by the Chiefs in the second round (50th-overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.

He made only three starts in his first two seasons, but finished with a combined 58 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions in that span. In 16 games (nine starts) in 2012, Arenas had a career high 52 tackles.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arenas was traded to the Cardinals on May 1, 2013. In one season with the team, he had 11 tackles and one sack. He finished the season with a 21.4 kick return average.

ATLANTA FALCONS

On March 28, 2014, Arenas signed a one-year deal with the Falcons.

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-28-2014 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 3-34 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 14-30 3 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 20-27 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-8-2014 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 43-37 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-30-2014 @ Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 29-18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

Falcons Sign Javier Arenas To Help Return Game

Falcons Sign Javier Arenas To Help Return Game

by Timotheus Gordon

So far, it looks like Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli are taking it easy on signing high-profile free agents this week. The Atlanta Falcons signed former Alabama Crimson Tide standout Javier Arenas to a one-year deal on Tuesday... Read more