Meeting the Terps Offense: #1 DeOnte Arnett

College Park, MD. - TSR gets you acclimated with the 2012 Terps, first looking at the offense.

Player: DeOnte Arnett

Hometown: Capitol Heights, Md.

Class: Junior

Height & Weight: 6-foot-4, 290 pounds

Projected Position on Depth Chart: Second string guard

The rundown: Arnett was a highly touted defensive end coming out of high school but made the transition to the offensive midway through his redshirt freshman season. He played in five games last season on an offensive line that helped the Terps become the third-ranked ground attack in the ACC. He was a part of the offensive line unit for the Terrapins' season-high 291-yard rushing performance against Clemson and also played in the Terps' 28-3 victory over Towson when running back Davin Meggett ran for 102 yards out of a team total of 198 yards while not giving up a single sack. Arnett started his first game in the season-ending 56-41 loss against the NC State Wolfpack.

Expectations for 2012: Arnett is expected to compete for one of the starting guard spots next season. While he has seen more action at the left guard position, he is listed on the preseason depth chart as one of the candidates for the starting right guard position along with Josh Cary. Cary was the starter on last season's offensive line and will likely remain the starter at the beginning of the season. Arnett should see the field a considerable amount, regardless of whether he is the starter or not, and may eventually take over one of the starting guard spots.

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