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... 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... Looking to work toward pre-law degree.
Career Highs Total Tackles: 5, at Kentucky, 9/27/2014 Solo Tackles: 5, at Kentucky, 9/27/2014 Tackles for Loss: 1.0, (2x) Last at Missouri, 10/25/2014 Forced Fumbles: 1, (2x) Last at Missouri, 10/25/2014