Kenan Arkan

So., Off. Tackle, 6-7, 285

McMurray, Pennsylvania
Peters Township H.S.

Arkan is a top contender to start at offensive right tackle, finishing spring practice slightly ahead of redshirt freshman Nigel Seaman. Gained valuable game experience last season, starting two games after an injury to Justin Geisinger. Quality offseason strength and conditioning program will provide huge boost to Arkan.

First action as a Commodore was successful as his line support helped ĎDores score TD vs. Florida... The next week, Arkan was with first unit due to Geisingerís injury... First start came in front of 103,000 spectators in Knoxville... Played quality game in season finale versus Ole Miss.


High School
Observer Reporter All- District Team in Pittsburgh surburb... Played in 1999 Tri-County All Star Game... Named All-Keystone Big Nine Conference OT... Also wrestled as junior and senior... Member of Student Council... Received award from Pennsylvania Legislature for SAT achievement...

High Honor Roll as junior and senior. Academics Arkan is a political science major, and has earned Deanís List status for last three semesters. He is hoping for an international business career.

Son of Suha and Lynn Arkan... Native of Northern California... First name is pronounced KENN-in... Father was member of Turkish National Basketball team... Brother, Erol, played football at Iowa State and Slippery Rock (PA) University... His grandfather played football at San Jose State in the 1930s.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
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