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Ravens release Kyle Arrington, the last Hofstra player in the NFL

Defensive back Kyle Arrington, left, of the Baltimore

Defensive back Kyle Arrington, left, of the Baltimore Ravens and outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw against the San Diego Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium on Nov. 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Credit: Getty Images / Matt Hazlett

The Ravens released cornerback Kyle Arrington on Monday, likely ending the career of the last Hofstra football player in the NFL.

Arrington, 30, who missed all of 2016 with the Ravens and last appeared in a game in 2015, played seven seasons in the NFL and was on the Patriots team that won Super Bowl XLIX. He also played with the Eagles and Bucs before signing with New England. He signed a three-year deal with the Ravens in 2015 but was released Monday after failing a physical.

Hofstra eliminated its football program in 2009, so unless it reinstitutes the sport in the future, Arrington will be the last player from that school to appear on an NFL roster.

Fellow Hofstra products wide receiver Marques Colston, defensive end Stephen Bowen and guard Willie Colon all were on NFL rosters in 2015, along with Arrington, but he was the only one with a team in 2016. Bowen retired last summer and Colston and Colon were released from the Saints and Jets, respectively, last spring.

According to, Hofstra has produced 22 NFL players since defensive back Terry Kosens was the first to make it to the pro game as a 10th-round pick of the Vikings in 1963.


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