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Sam Arneson
Sam  Arneson


Merrill, Wis.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 244



Honors and Awards
Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media), Academic All-Big Ten
Academic All-Big Ten
2012: Academic All-Big Ten

Career: Played in 50 games, making 18 starts ... tallied 39 receptions for 463 yards and eight touchdowns

2014 Season: Earned fourth letter, playing in all 14 games with 13 starts ... Badgers' primary pass-catching tight end ... ranked second on team with 29 receptions for 387 yards, including a team-high four TD catches ... had two receptions for 33 yards in Outback Bowl vs. Auburn on Jan. 1, including 7-yard catch on fourth down that kept eventual game-tying drive alive in fourth quarter ... posted career-high four receptions vs. Western Illinois (career-high 87 yards) on Sept. 6 and vs. Illinois (48 yards) on Oct. 11 ... made two catches for 23 yards in Big Ten Football Championship Game vs. Ohio State on Dec. 6 ... recorded two receptions for 28 yards vs. Minnesota in win that clinched Big Ten West Division title on Nov. 29 ... tallied three receptions for 27 yards at Iowa on Nov. 22 ... scored a touchdown on a 5-yard reception vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15 ... had two receptions for 14 yards at Purdue on Nov. 8 ... had one reception for 6 yards at Rutgers on Nov. 1 ... scored a touchdown and tallied two receptions for 23 yards vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 ... had one reception for 24 yards at Northwestern on Oct. 4 ... scored his second touchdown of the season, a 1-yard TD grab, vs. South Florida on Sept. 27 ... caught three passes for 63 yards vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20 and recorded his first touchdown of the season

2013 Season:
Earned third letter, playing in 13 games with three starts ... finished season with six receptions for 57 yards and two touchdowns ... caught a 1-yard touchdown pass vs. South Carolina in Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1) ... returned a kickoff for 9 yards vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 ... saw action at Minnesota on Nov. 23, vs. Indiana on Nov. 16.vs. BYU on Nov. 9, at Iowa on Nov. 2, at Illinois on Oct. 19, vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... had three receptions for 39 yards, both career highs, and a touchdown at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... saw action vs. Purdue on Sept. 21, at Arizona State on Sept. 14 and against Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... caught two passes for 17 yards against UMass on Aug. 31

2012 Season: Earned second letter, playing in 13 games with two starts ... made one catch for 9 yards against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... caught a 3-yard touchdown pass in Big Ten Football Championship Game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... started at tight end at Penn State on Nov. 24, against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... caught first career touchdown at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... saw action against Michigan State on Oct. 27, vs. Minnesota on Oct. 20 and at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... caught first career pass for five yards against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... saw time at Nebraska on Sept. 29, against UTEP on Sept. 22 and Utah State on Sept. 15 ... played against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1

2011 Season: Earned first lettter, playing in 10 games as blocking TE ... one of three true freshmen to earn a letter ... did not play in Big Ten Football Championship Game or against Minnesota, Illinois and UNLV

High School:
Three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN/Scouts Inc. and Scout ... rated as the No. 22 tight end in the country by Rivals, No. 27 by ESPN/Scouts Inc. and No. 33 by Scout ... second-ranked player in Wisconsin by Scout and third-best player in the state according to ESPN/Scouts Inc. and Rivals ... for his career on offense, totaled 40 receptions for 457 yards and six touchdowns, 189 rushes for 907 yards and 14 scores, 90-of-170 passing for 1,445 yards and 14 touchdowns ... defensive career saw 240 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, six sacks, four interceptions, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick ... in senior season, passed for 1,445 yards on 90-of-170 passing with 14 touchdowns ... also rushed 189 times for 907 yards and 14 touchdowns ... on defense, made 83 tackles with nine TFLs, one interception and two forced fumbles ... as a senior, WFCA all-state as linebacker and honorable mention as quarterback ... second-team A.P. all-state as linebacker ... all-region and first-team all-conference as quarterback and linebacker ... conference defensive MVP ... in his junior season, honorable mention all-state at tight end, all-region and first-team all-conference at tight end and linebacker ... conference and team defensive MVP ... as a tight end, caught 37 passes for 426 yards and five touchdowns and as a linebacker had 84 tackles, five TFLs and sacks, two interceptions, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and a blocked kick ... as a sophomore, named first-team all-conference and his team's defensive MVP at linebacker ... caught three passes for 31 yards and one touchdown and added 73 tackles, four TFLs, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble ... three-year letterwinner in football, basketball and track and field ... won the Merrill Scholar Gold Medal with a 4.0 GPA ... member of National Honor Society ... head coach was Tom Tourtillott

Personal: Parents are Dave and Marge Arneson ... father, Dave, played football at Wisconsin and lettered in 1983-84 ... grandfather, Don Jirschele, played football at the University of Kentucky from 1951-53 under legendary head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ... volunteers his time at youth football camps and basketball tournaments, Special Olympics and serves as mentor and tutor for students with cognitive disabilities ... participates in Read Across America and Relay for Life ... Link Crew Leader, which helps freshmen make the transition to high school ... majoring in kinesiology


Game-by-Game Receiving (Rec.-Yds., TD)
2012 SEASON: Illinois (1-5); at Indiana (1-2, 1); vs. #14 Nebraska (1-3, 1); vs. #8 Stanford (1-9)

2013 SEASON: UMass (2-17); at #4 Ohio State (3-39, 1); vs. #8 South Carolina (1-1, 1)

2014 SEASON: vs. #13 LSU (1-5); Western Illinois (4-87); Bowling Green (3-63, 1); South Florida (1-1, 1); at Northwestern (1-24, 0); Illinois (4-48); Maryland (2-23, 1); at Rutgers (1-6); at Purdue (2-14); #11 Nebraska (1-5, 1); at Iowa (3-27); #22 Minnesota (2-28); vs. #6 Ohio State (2-23); vs. #19 Auburn (2-33)

Career Highs
Receptions 4 (2x) MR vs. Illinois, Oct. 11, 2014
Receiving Yards 87 vs. Western Illinois, Sept. 6, 2014
Receiving Touchdowns 1 (7x) MR vs. Nebraska, Nov. 15, 2014
Long Reception 37 vs. Western Illinois, Sept. 6, 2014

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