|Born:||January 16, 1942|
|Died:||March 14, 1993 (aged 51)|
Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts
|Position(s)||G, and DT|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||232 lb (105 kg)|
|College||University of Notre Dame|
|High school||Erie East High School|
|AFL draft||1965 / Round: Red Shirt 4 / Pick: 31|
|Drafted by||Boston Patriots|
|Career highlights and awards|
Richard L. Arrington (January 16, 1942 - March 14, 1993) was an American football guard who played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. He was recognized as a consensus All-American in 1970.
Arrington played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team under coaches Joe Kuharich during the 1963 seasons and Ara Parseghian during the 1964 and 1965 seasons. In 1964, as a starter on offensive line, he helped John Huarte win the Heisman Trophy. During the 1965 season, he was forced to play both ways when defensive right tackle Kevin Hardy was injured. Following his senior year, as a 5-foot, 11-inch, 232-pound guard, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having received first-team honors from several publications and organizations including the Associated Press (AP), and United Press International (UPI). In addition to being an All-American at Football, he also earned All-American honors in wrestling by placing 3rd in the 1965 NCAA wrestling tournament in Laramie, Wyoming. He is one of only four Notre Dame student-athletes ever to earn All-America honors in football and a second sport, joining Bob Golic, Raghib Ismail, and Edward "Moose" Krause.
Arrington was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the eighteenth round (251 overall selection) of the 1965 NFL Draft. Instead of signing with Cleveland, he chose to sign a contract with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. After football, he held several positions in state and local government including Boston Licensing Board commissioner, probation officer, and deputy tax collector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. On March 14, 1993, aged 51, Dick Arrington died of a heart attack at his Roxbury area of Boston home.