Was one of the first defenders off the bench, seeing action in 11 games with a start against SMU ... contributed a season-high four tackles in his start against the Mustangs ... posted a total of nine tackles with four solo hits ... had 1.5 QB sacks vs. SMU ... had at least one tackle in six games.
Earned playing time in nine games as a true freshman, including a start in the bowl game against Duke … made 13 tackles on the year, including six solo stops … ranked third on the team with two sacks for a loss of eight yards … had three tackles for loss on the year... had season-high six tackles in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Duke.
Earned first-team All-District 23-4A honors and was named second-team All-Greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle ... member of the 2012 Class 4A All-State Honorable Mention team by the Associated Press ... earned honorable All-State honors and All-Greater Houston honors after making 55 tackles, 7 INTs, 1 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF, 4 INTs as a junior ... also a state qualifier in track and field ... 4-Star recruit by ESPN.com, 3-Star Recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... rated No. 17 S by ESPN.com ... rated No. 35 S by Rivals.com ... rated No. 57 S by Scout.com ... chose A&M over Alabama and Oklahoma State.
Jay Arnold is the son of Mike and Renee Arnold of Rockwall, Texas ... born Sept. 28, 1994 in Dallas, Texas ... business marketing major.