Alric Arnett Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 18, 2010
Scott Porter: What are your biggest strengths?
Alric Arnett: I would have to say my speed. I am good at getting behind the defense and making a play. I have good playmaking skills and I am able to make difficult catches that a lot of other receivers cannot make.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Alric Arnett: My goal is to first get picked up by any team and get my shot. Then make the team, and earn as much playing time as I can. My goal is to be the best player I can be and help my team in anyway that I am able to.

Scott Porter: What is your height, weight and estimated 40 time?
Alric Arnett: 6'1" 187 lbs. and estimated 40 is a 4.38. I ran that last week.

Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Alric Arnett: I will miss the family atmosphere. Guys in the NFL have a family that most of them go home to everyday, a wife, kids, etc, and in college you always had two or three roommates on the team that you would see and hang out with every day. Teammates were always close like a family because living away from home we became close. So you are used to being around the same people year-round, so it becomes your family like.

Scott Porter: Is there an NFL player that reminds you of yourself?
Alric Arnett: Bernard Berrian of the Vikings. He reminds me of myself because he was underrated coming out yet a very good college WR. He didn't get all of the publicity but he still got drafted pretty high and has made an impact in the NFL. He wasn't a big name WR in college yet he was a very good college WR.

Scott Porter: Do you think teams overlook you because West Virginia is not known as a passing team and don't have the stats in the passing game that stick out like a lot of other teams do?
Alric Arnett: I think it can be a reason and at the same time isn't. We threw the ball more this year but the team didn't gel like we wanted it to in the passing department. We didn't take advantage of our opportunities in the passing game. It all starts with the O-Line and protecting Jarrett Brown and the entire offense all together. To be successful in the passing game the entire offense plays a huge part in it, and we just didn't gel as much as we should have this year.

Scott Porter: What do you feel will be the toughest part about transitioning from the college level to the pro level?
Alric Arnett: The different systems and different roles you will have to play and learn. At West Virginia you would have certain guys who would always play the slot, etc. I might have to learn to play the slot or something else I haven't played in college and learn an entire new offense.

Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in Arlic Arnett?
Alric Arnett: They are getting a guy who is very coachable. They are getting a guy who leads by example and gives 110 percent effort in games and practice. I do everything the right way.

Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Alric Arnett: My #1 by a large margin is my family. It's nice right now because I am able to see them in the off-season in South Florida. I spend as much time with them as I can. My other hobbies are watching as much football as possible and I watch a lot of movies.

Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Alric Arnett: No doubt about it -- my brother, Tyron Arnett.

Scott Porter: What memory while at West Virginia sticks out to you the most?
Alric Arnett: My first game ever at West Virginia. I started my first game of my freshman year and I caught two touchdown passes that game. The first two passes of my career in Division 1 football that I caught both went for touchdowns.

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