Vanderbilt took on WKU in it's home opener on Sept. 3, 2015. Photos by John Russell. (9/3/15)
Tarpley participated in all 12 games, and started seven games in defensive secondary... Earned six starts in second half of season at nickel back, and started in eventual win over Middle Tennessee strong safety vs. Middle Tennessee... Established numerous season highs, including 36 total tackles, 24 solo tackles and five tackles for loss... Posted at least three tackles in 10 of 12 games... Set game highs with five solo stops and eight total tackles at Ole Miss... Two pair of tackles for loss at Tennessee.
2014 Tarpley was among four true freshmen to see action in the Commodore defensive secondary during the 2014 season... Participated in 11 games, missing the season finale vs. Tennessee... Contributed at safety and nickel back, and saw action on special team coverage units... Contributed a team-high two forced fumbles during the year... Concluded with 14 solo tackles, 18 total tackles and a pair of tackles for loss... Forced fumbles came against Temple and Missouri... Set career high with five solo tackles at Kentucky... Also post three tackles against Temple, South Carolina and Georgia.
High School Two-year defensive starter for Pittsburgh private power... As senior DB, posted 75 tackles, including 10 for losses, four interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles for 15-1 Viking squad that captured Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Class AAAA title and finished runnerup in the PIAL state championship... Earned All-State and All-League honors as senior DB... Named to Pennsylvania roster for Big 33 Pennsylvania-Ohio Prep Football Classic.
Personal Arnold Lee Tarpley III... Undeclared Major... Born June 18, 1996... Son of Darieth and Arnold Tarpley Jr... Dad is a podiatrist; mom is former Pittsburgh TV news anchor who currently works as marketing entrepreneur.
Career Highs Total Tackles: 8, at Ole Miss, 9/26/2015 Solo Tackles: 5 (2x), Last at Ole Miss, 9/26/2015 Tackles for Loss: 2.0, at Tennessee, 11/28/2015 Forced Fumbles: 1, (2x) Last at Missouri, 10/25/2014 Break Ups: 1 (2x), Last vs. Missouri, 10/24/2015