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