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DeAnthony Arnett | Wide Receiver

Team: Michigan State Spartans
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175

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Michigan State coaches are expecting big things from redshirt junior WR DeAnthony Arnett, reports CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
Arnett reeled in 24 passes as a freshman at Tennessee in 2011. He transferred to Michigan State prior to the 2012 season to be closer to his ill father, collecting only three catches in 2012 and redshirting last year. Still, all the tools are there for a breakthrough season that would put him on the NFL's radar. Arnett, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, runs a 4.51 forty. Jul 30 - 7:25 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Michigan State beat writer George Sipple states that sophomore transfer WR DeAnthony Arnett has not reached expectations.

"It's unfortunate that we didn't redshirt him, because we had such high expectations and hopes for him at the beginning of the season," head coach Mark Dantonio said. Arnett hasn't touched the field in the last three games and is listed behind sophomore Keith Mumphery on the depth chart. After transferring from Tennessee, Arnett was expected to positively impact the Spartans offense, but the only real receiving threat has been junior tight end Dion Sims.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:26:00 AM

Tennessee WR transfer DeAnthony Arnett will likely see more playing time for Michigan State, according to receivers coach Terrence Samuel.

Arnett was on the field for a few snaps in the opener against Boise State but did not receive any targets. "I was surprised at how well he practiced yesterday," Samuel said Wednesday. "He stood out, making the plays, making the catches that I expected him to make." This summer, head coach Mark Dantonio said Arnett could fill the role Keshawn Martin had for the Spartans last year. The sophomore is eligible to play this season after being granted a transfer waiver by the NCAA.
Source: MLive
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 11:43:00 AM

The NCAA ruled that transfer DeAnthony Arnett is eligible to play for Michigan State in 2012.

A sigh of relief resonated throughout East Lansing when the NCAA announced its decision. The Spartans' top three pass catchers from last season have moved on and some experience is badly needed -- especially given a new QB is being broken in as well. Arnett transferred from Tennessee to be closer to his ailing father and petitioned the NCAA for a hardship waiver in the hopes of not having to sit out the 2012 season. He got his wish. Arnett caught 24 passes for 242 yards and 2 TDs for the Vols last season as a freshman.
Source: freep.com
Thu, May 10, 2012 03:14:00 PM

Coach Mark Dantonio is reportedly "very optimistic" that receiver and transfer DeAnthony Arnett will receive NCAA clearance to play for the Spartans this year.

With the top three receivers from last season having moved on, there is little returning experience at the position. Should Arnett receive clearance from the NCAA – Arnett’s father lives in Michigan and is in ill health – to play this season instead of sitting out, it would be a huge boost for first-year starting QB Andrew Maxwell and the Spartans’ offense. Arnett was 24-242-2 with Tennessee last season as a freshman.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 11:53:00 AM

Though paperwork seeking a hardship waiver so Tennessee transfer DeAnthony Arnett can play for the Spartans in 2012 has yet to be filed, the receiver will participate in spring drills.

Led by B.J. Cunningham, the top three receivers from last season are not returning. While coach Mark Dantonio and the Spartans had a strong year for recruiting receivers, it will take time for them to develop. That's why it would be a very good thing if Arnett, a Michigan native, can obtain a hardship waiver -- his father is ill -- and play in 2012 instead of sitting out one season. Arnett was 24-242-2 with the Vols last year.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 11:14:00 AM

Receiver DeAnthony Arnett is tranferring to Michigan State from Tennessee.

A Michigan native who wants to be closer to his ailing father, Arnett was ultimately granted his release by coach Derek Dooley and the Vols. As a freshman this season, he caught 24 passes for 242 yards and 2 TDs. Because of his father's condition, Arnett might be able to obtain a hardship waiver and play for the Spartans next season instead of sitting out a year, which the NCAA mandates when transferring from one FBS program to another.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 09:00:00 PM

Wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett is seeking a transfer from Tennessee, due to family health issues.

Arnett is looking to transfer back to a school in or near his home state of Michigan to be near his ailing father. The wideout, who was second in school history with 24 catches as a freshman, has expressed interest in Michigan, Michigan State, and Notre Dame as potential landing spots. Arnett racked up 242 yards and two touchdowns this season for the Volunteers, and has applied for a personal hardship waiver, which eliminates the requirement that transferring athletes must sit out a year.
Thu, Dec 29, 2011 04:59:00 PM