Lavar Arrington (Penn State)
While attending Penn State University, Arrington played for coach Joe Paterno’s Penn State Nittany Lions football team from 1997 to 1999. His signature play with the Nittany Lions came during a game against Illinois. On a fourth and short yardage play, Arrington anticipated the snap count and jumped over the offensive line to tackle the runner in the backfield. The play became known as “The LaVar Leap”. Arrington received several honors during his college career, and he left Penn State after his junior season to enter the NFL draft. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
His NFL career was short but he maid a lot of money in 7 years. After retirement Arrington formed a sports agency, Leap Management, LLC, in 2008. The firm’s first clients were 2009 NFL Draft prospects Aaron Maybin, Derrick Williams, Josh Gaines, and Tyrell Sales. Arrington then founded Xtreme Procision (XP) in 2010, a state-of-the-art football training system in hopes of developing the nation’s next generation of football players. Xtreme Procision offers football training camps nationwide.