Off. Tackle, 6-7, 285
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.
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
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.