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Javier Arenas
CB #35
Height:
5-9
Weight:
197
College:
Alabama
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 63 148 126 22 5 0 22 2 0 5 -- 5
2013 ARI 16 12 11 1 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 KC 16 60 53 7 0 -- 8 -- -- -- -- --
2011 KC 15 33 26 7 1 0 6 2 0 5 2.5 5
2010 KC 16 43 36 7 3 -- 8 -- -- -- -- --
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 63 4 0.1 17 4.3 0.3 1 7 2 50 0 0 0
2013 ARI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 KC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 KC 15 3 0.2 12 4 0.8 1 7T 2 66.7 0 0 0
2010 KC 16 1 0.1 5 5 0.3 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 63 7 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 ARI 16 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2012 KC 16 2 1 2 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2011 KC 15 1 1 0 -- 1 -- 0 0 0 0 0
2010 KC 16 2 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 63 106 1,035 9.8 37 0 12 0 18 5
2013 ARI 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 KC 16 34 303 8.9 27 0 4 0 4 2
2011 KC 15 32 410 12.8 37 0 5 0 7 1
2010 KC 16 39 322 8.3 36 0 3 0 7 1
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 63 73 1,541 21.1 46 0 41 1 0 2
2013 ARI 16 23 493 21.4 46 0 14 1 0 1
2012 KC 16 9 177 19.7 27 0 3 0 0 0
2011 KC 15 17 362 21.3 35 0 10 0 0 0
2010 KC 16 24 509 21.2 35 0 14 0 0 1

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Acquired by the Cardinals in a trade with the Chiefs on 5/1/13 that sent FB Anthony Sherman to Kansas City.
    • In three NFL seasons, Arenas has appeared in 47 games (12 starts) and totaled 136 tackles, four sacks, two INTs, 22 passes defensed, a fumble recovery and three forced fumbles. On special teams, has gained 1,035 yards on 105 punt returns and 1,048 yards on 50 kickoff returns.
    • In addition to his roles on defense and special teams, has also received playing time on offense, scoring his first career TD on a seven-yard run in 2011.
    • Led the AFC and finished third in the NFL after averaging 12.8 yards per punt return in 2011.

NoteCARDS:

  • Acquired by the Cardinals in a trade with the Chiefs on 5/1/13 that sent FB Anthony Sherman to Kansas City.
    • In three NFL seasons, Arenas has appeared in 47 games (12 starts) and totaled 136 tackles, four sacks, two INTs, 22 passes defensed, a fumble recovery and three forced fumbles. On special teams, has gained 1,035 yards on 105 punt returns and 1,048 yards on 50 kickoff returns.
    • In addition to his roles on defense and special teams, has also received playing time on offense, scoring his first career TD on a seven-yard run in 2011.
    • Led the AFC and finished third in the NFL after averaging 12.8 yards per punt return in 2011.

Pro Career:

Originally selected by the Chiefs in the second round (50th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Acquired by the Cardinals on 5/1/13 in a trade that sent FB Anthony Sherman to Kansas City.   

2012: Appeared in all 16 games, including a career-high nine starts during his final season in KC … recorded 58 tackles, eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, had nine kickoff returns for 177 yards (19.7 avg.), 34 punt returns for 297 yards (8.7 avg.) and one special teams tackle ... appeared on defense and special teams, recording four kickoff returns for 79 yards, one punt return for 14 yards and one special teams tackle vs. Atl (9/9) ... recorded three tackles @ Buf (9/16) and also had three punt returns for 40 yards (13.3 avg.) and two kickoff returns for 40 yards ... generated two solo tackles, a pass defensed and had three punt returns for 39 yards (13.0 avg.) vs. SD (9/30) ... registered career highs with nine tackles, including eight solo tackles, @ SD (11/1) … finished with three tackles, and two passes defensed @ Pit (11/12) ... recorded five solo tackles, two passes defensed and returned two punts for 23 yards vs. Den (11/25) ... finished with eight tackles @ Cle (12/9) ... for the second consecutive week, collected eight tackles, while adding one pass defensed and a forced fumble @ Oak (12/16) ... totaled seven tackles in the season finale @ Den (12/30); forced a fumble in the first quarter that was recovered by KC and resulted in the team’s only points of the game on the ensuing possession.

2011: Played in 15 contests with one start, missing one game with an ankle injury ... recorded 41 tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack, two INTs, seven passes defensed, one fumble recovery and six QB pressures ... returned 32 punts for 410 yards, with his 12.8-yard average ranking first in the AFC and third in the NFL ... also had 17 kickoff returns for 362 yards (21.3 avg.) ... averaged at least 10 yards per punt return in 10 different games … carried the ball three times for 12 yards, including his first career TD on a seven-yard run and had a five-yard gain for a first down on a fake punt ... in the season opener vs. Buf (9/11), totaled three tackles on defense, returned one punt for 15 yards and three kickoffs for 55 yards … finished with two tackles on defense and had a career-long 37-yard punt return @ SD (9/25); also returned three kickoffs for 87 yards, tying a career-long with a 35-yard return … established a career-high with 71 punt return yards on three returns (23.7 avg.) vs. Min (10/2) … scored his first career TD in the third quarter @ Oak (10/23); TD came on a seven-yard run as he served as the QB in the Wildcat formation; marked his second career rushing attempt; added two tackles and a pass defensed ... missed the first and only game of his NFL career when he was inactive vs. Mia (11/6) with an ankle injury … made his only start of the season @ NE (11/21) and notched eight tackles, while also tying his career single-game high with 71 punt return yards … registered two tackles, two passes defensed, and recovered a fumble vs. Pit (11/27); added two rushing attempts for five yards; had a five-yard run on 4th-n-1 on a fake punt in the third quarter … posted his first career INT @ Chi (12/4), pulling down a Caleb Hanie pass on the final play of the game to seal the 10-3 Chiefs victory … finished with three tackles and registered his first sack of the season @ NYJ (12/11); took down Mark Sanchez in the first quarter for his fourth career sack … recorded his second career INT, and second in four games, when he stepped in front of a Carson Palmer pass in the second quarter vs. Oak (12/24). 

2010: Played in 16 games with two starts as a rookie, seeing action on defense, special teams and offense (one game) … also saw action in the team’s postseason matchup … totaled 49 tackles, two tackles for loss, a career-high three sacks, eight passes defensed and three QB pressures ... also posted four special teams tackles and a forced fumble on special teams ... returned 24 kickoffs for 509 yards (21.2 avg.) and 39 punts for 322 yards (8.3 avg.) ... also had one rushing attempt for five yards ... his three sacks tied for fourth in the AFC and tied for fifth in the NFL among DBs ... made his NFL debut vs. SD (9/13) and recorded a tackle and two passes defensed; also had 60 yards on two punt returns, including a season-long 36-yard return … made his first career start and totaled five tackles and a pass defensed vs. Buf (10/31); added 36 yards on four punt returns and 46 yards on two kickoff returns … appeared on offense, defense and special teams and gained five yards on his first career rushing attempt @ Oak (11/7) … posted a season-high eight tackles and recorded his first career sack when he took down Derek Anderson in the fourth quarter vs. Ari (11/21) … made his second start of the season and finished with seven tackles @ Sea (11/28) … posted four tackles, two tackles for loss and a career-high two sacks vs. Den (12/5), while also adding a pass defensed; took down Kyle Orton twice and was part of a defense that held Orton to just nine completions (for 177 yards) on 28 pass attempts … made his first career postseason appearance in the Chiefs AFC Wild Card matchup vs. Bal (1/9/11), finishing the game with three tackles.

College:

Appeared in 52 games with 28 starts at Alabama and became the first college football player to ever amass over 1,500 punt return yards and 2,000 kickoff return yards in their career … posted eight total return TDs (7 punts, 1 INT) which was one shy of the NCAA record of nine, achieved by Notre Dame’s Allen Rossum (1994-97) … totaled 125 punt returns for 1,752 yards, with the yardage total ranking as the second-best in NCAA history behind Texas Tech’s Wes Welker (2000-03) … posted 90 career kickoff returns for 2,166 yards, averaging 24.1 yards per return … on defense, totaled 154 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, six INTs and 14 passes defensed … as a senior in ’09, started 13 games at CB and earned first-team All-America and first-team All-SEC honors after recording 71 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five sacks, a team-high five INTs and five passes defensed … registered 19 kickoff returns for 551 yards and had 32 punt returns for 493 yards and a TD … totaled two INTs in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game vs. Texas … started all 14 games as a junior, totaling 63 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, an INT (returned 63 yards for a TD) and eight passes defensed … returned 41 punts for a school-record 650 yards and three TDs and had 26 kickoff returns for 614 yards … earned second-team All-America honors as a return specialist and second-team All-SEC recognition as both a CB and a return man … appeared in 12 games with one start as a sophomore and established a school single-season mark with 657 kickoff return yards, while also adding 323 yards and a TD on 21 punt returns … earned Freshman All-America honors in ’06 after appearing in 13 games … totaled 286 yards and two TDs on 31 punt returns while adding 344 yards on 18 kickoff returns … his 86-yard punt return TD vs. Oklahoma State in the Independence Bowl was the longest postseason return in school history.

Personal:

Attended Robinson (Tampa, FL) High School where he was a first-team All-Suncoast selection after registering 16 TDs as a senior … also competed on the track team in the 200 and 400-meter sprint events … Consumer Science major.

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