Position
Offensive Line
Height
6'5
Weight
330 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Gloster, Miss.
High School
Centreville Academy

2006 Second-Team All-SEC (AP)
2005 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2005 All-Bowl Team (Sports Illustrated)
2004 First-Team Freshman All-American (The Sporting News)
2004 Second-Team Freshman All-American (Rivals.com)
2004 Freshman All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

CAREER
Played in 26 games, starting 18 times … LSU was 15-3 in games in which Arnold started on the offensive line … Missed most of junior and senior season with injuries … Still managed to twice be named second team All-SEC in 2005 and 2006 … For career, finished with 1,061 snaps from scrimmage, giving up just three sacks and being called for only two penalties … Graduated in December of 2007 with a degree in general studies.

SENIOR SEASON (2007)
Missed most of senior season with injuries … Played in three games, seeing action in a total of 52 plays … Played final three snaps of LSU’s win over Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game … Was his first action since week two of the season when he played a season-high 30 snaps in a 48-7 win over Virginia Tech … Other action came against Mississippi State in season-opener … Played 19 snaps in 45-0 win over the Bulldogs.
 
JUNIOR SEASON (2006)
A proven starter at left guard, he was considered one of the nation’s top offensive linemen entering the season … Year was cut short due to knee and ankle injuries … Did not play a snap after the Mississippi State contest in week five … Still named a second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press … In the five complete games he played, he was responsible for 20 knockdown blocks and three pancake blocks and was whistled for just one penalty … Against Louisiana-Lafayette, he had a season-high seven knockdown blocks and one pancake with no penalties … Recorded six knockdown blocks versus Auburn … In all, played a total of 179 snaps from scrimmage with three pancakes and 20 knockdowns.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005)
Played in eight games with six starts, including LSU’s win over Miami in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl … Returned to action in the Peach Bowl and helped lead the Tigers to a 40-3 win over Miami … Named to Sports Illustrated’s All-Bowl Team for his performance in the Peach Bowl … Teamed with offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth to give the Tigers one of the better left sides in college football in 2005 … Named second-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches despite playing in just eight games with seven starts … Missed the Arkansas and Georgia games with an infected knee … Saw action on 460 snaps from scrimmage and allowed only two sacks and was whistled for just one penalty … Started at left guard in wins over Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Florida, Auburn, North Texas and Miami … Finished the season with 16 pancakes and 67 knockdowns.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)
Redshirt freshman who played in 10 games with seven starts … Named a first-team Freshmen All-American by the Sporting News and a second-team All-American by Rivals.com … Member of the Freshmen All-SEC team as selected by the league’s coaches … Started season opener vs. Oregon State at right guard, but then missed the next two games with a knee injury … Returned to action in a starting role, this time at left guard, against Mississippi State in the first of four straight starts … Played backup role in wins over Alabama and Ole Miss before resuming his starting role at left guard against Arkansas … Started in Capital One Bowl against Iowa … Played a total of 370 snaps from scrimmage with 23 knockdown blocks and six pancakes … Allowed only one sack and was called for just one penalty.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2003.

HIGH SCHOOL
Considered to be the top offensive line prospect in Mississippi and one of the best in the country … Ranked as the nation’s No. 9 offensive tackle prospect by Rivals.com and the fourth best prospect in Mississippi … Three-time first-team all-state in the Class AA Mississippi Private School Association, Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team and a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and SuperPrep 288 All-American … Bench pressed 455 pounds and did not give up a sack his entire high school career … A physical athlete who also played on the defensive side of the ball, recording 83 tackles as a defensive tackle … Led his team to a first round playoff berth and a final record of 10-2 … Also lettered in track where he was a two-time state champion … Coached by Bill Hurst.

PERSONAL
Full name is William Lawrence Arnold … Born on Dec. 30, 1984, in Centreville, Miss. … Parents are Jack Arnold, and Marsha and Robert Taylor … Grandparents are Robert and Marlyn Havard … Has one brother, Walt, and a sister, Melissa … Enjoys riding four-wheelers as a hobby.

 

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