A preseason first-team All-America pick by Phil Steele's College Football Preview and The College Sporting News, Arkin is a three-time all-conference offensive lineman who will anchor the Bears' up front this season ... Steele also ranks Arkin as the No. 1 guard in Division I FCS football ... Tabbed for preseason All-America honors by several publications, including Consensus Draft Services ... Enters 2010 with 33 consecutive starts.
2009: Earned All-MVFC First Team honors after grading out at 87 percent with 71 knockdowns and starting all 11 games ... Started the first nine games at right guard before transitioning to left tackle for the final two games, due to team injuries ... Twice named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading out at 81 percent with seven knockdowns in the Bears' first-ever win at Youngstown State (10/3/09) and grading out at 87 percent with six knockdowns in a 31-7 home win over Indiana State (11/7/09), his first-ever start at tackle ... Named Missouri State's Offensive Lineman of the Year for the third straight season ... Earned team's Pound the Rock Award as Offensive Lineman of the Week four times for his efforts vs. UT Martin (9/12/09), Youngstown State (10/3/09), Indiana State (11/7/09) and at No. 1 Southern Illinois (11/14/09) ... Earned nod on MVFC All-Academic Squad First Team.
2008: Started all 11 games at right guard and anchored Missouri State offensive line that averaged 312.9 yards per game ... Graded out at 86 percent for the season ... Earned second-team All-MVFC honors and All-Academic Second Team distinction ... Named Missouri State's Offensive Player of the Week and Offensive Lineman of the Week in games against Oklahoma State (9/13/08), Southern Illinois (10/25/08) and Northern Iowa (11/8/08) ... Also earned Offensive Lineman of the Week in Western Illinois game (10/4/08) ... Claimed MSU Offensive Lineman of the Year honors ... Awarded Missouri Valley Conference State Farm Good Neighbor Award for fall semester.
2007: Started all 11 games at right guard ... Named All-MVFC second team and All-Academic second team ... Earned MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week laurels in wins over Missouri S&T (8/30/07) and Central Arkansas (9/22/07) ... Secured MSU's Offensive Lineman of the Week award six times in games against Missouri S&T (8/30/07), Kansas State (9/15/07), Youngstown State (9/29/07), Southern Illinois (10/20/07), Northern Iowa (11/3/07) and Southeast Missouri (1/10/07) ... Claimed MSU Offensive Player of the Week laurels twice, including win over UT Martin (9/6/07) and home game against UNI (11/3/07) ... Named team's Offensive Lineman of the Year.
2006: Redshirted his freshman year at Missouri State ... Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for Indiana State game (10/21/06) and earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year award.
High School: Was a consensus Kansas all-state performer for coach Dan Adlehardt's Crusaders as a senior at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High in Wichita ... Earned a selection in the 2006 Kansas Shrine Bowl All-Star Game ... Was also an all-city defensive lineman with 47 tackles and three sacks his senior season, helping his squad to a 6-4 record and a sectional championship ... Started all 28 games his last three seasons ... Was also a two-time letterman in wrestling.
Personal: David John Arkin was born10/7/87 in Wichita, Kan. ... Son of Kevin and Donna Arkin of Wichita, Kan. ... Majoring in Construction Management with minors in Real Estate and Finance (3.71 GPA).