Gerard Arnold, who lettered for three years for the University of Memphis, is entering his third season as a graduate assistant for the University of Memphis Tiger football team.
He was hired in September of 2002 as a graduate assistant for the strength & conditioning department at the University of Memphis.
Arnold was assigned to the Memphis offense in 2003 and worked with the Tiger running backs. He handled the assignments for the offensive scout team during practices and spent a great deal of time each afternoon working with the young Memphis running backs.
A native of Lexington, TN, Arnold was one of the most prolithic backs in school history. He rushed for 613 yards as a sophomore and then became the school's all-time single season rushing leader when he gained 1,059 yards during the 1998 campaign. He added 826 yards as a senior and finished his career as the Tigers' second all-time leading rusher with 2,378 yards and 17 touchdowns. His rushing record was broken in 2003 by DeAngelo Williams who Arnold helped coach.
Following graduation, Arnold signed with the NFL Washington Redskins but was injured in camp and missed the 1999 season. He returned for the 2000 season but ended his career due to his previously injured knee.