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LaVar Arrington’s Son Announces His College Commitment

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LaVar Arrington is a name some NFL fans may have forgotten, but back in the day, he was a star linebacker.

In seven seasons, six of which were spent with the then-Washington Redskins, he made the Pro Bowl three straight years, and he led the league with six forced fumbles during the 2003 campaign.

His son has committed to Penn State University, the same college he attended over two decades ago.


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In the late 1990s, Arrington was a big star for Joe Paterno’s Nittany Lions, and he won several individual awards there, including the Butkus Award.

He was the No. 2 pick in the 2000 NFL Draft by a Redskins team that had lost its way after winning three Super Bowl championships in the 1980s and early 1990s, but he helped them at least make an attempt to be competitive.

They finally made the playoffs during the 2005 season after finishing with a 10-6 record, and once there, they defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild-card round before falling to the eventual NFC champion Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round.

Arrington’s career ended in tragic fashion, as he ruptured his Achilles tendon in the 2006 season, and then he suffered serious injuries during a motorcycle crash in June 2007.

He has been a broadcaster for many years since his retirement from the NFL, and most recently, he was part of the cast of Fox Sports 1’s “Speak For Yourself.”

It is now time for his son to carry on his legacy, not just at Penn State, but possibly in the NFL afterward if he proves to be a great enough player.

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