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Arnaz Battle biography

Date of birth : 1980-02-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dallas, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Arnaz Jerome Battle is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

PRO (88-38/0-0): Signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 8, 2010…originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round (197th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft…has developed into an all-around receiver, blocker and special teamer…has 178 career receptions for 2,150 yards and 11 touchdowns…has 77 career rushing yards…returns punts and kickoffs.

2009 (15-0): Continued to be one of the 49ers’ most dynamic players…had five receptions for 40 yards, returned three kickoffs for 68 yards and 21 punt returns for 61 yards…also had 12 special teams tackles…9/13 at Arizona: Had a season-high two catches for a season-high 22 yards…9/20 vs. Seattle: Had one catch for one yard…9/27 at Minnesota: Had zero receptions…10/4 vs. St. Louis: Had one catch for eight yards…returned three punts for three yards…10/11 vs. Atlanta: Had one reception for nine yards…returned one punt for two yards…10/25 at Houston: Had zero receptions…returned one punt for zero yards…11/1 at Indianapolis: Had zero receptions…11/8 vs. Tennessee: Had zero receptions…11/12 vs. Chicago: Had zero receptions…returned two kickoffs for 50 yards…11/22 at Green Bay: Had zero receptions…returned one kickoff for 18 yards…11/29 vs. Jacksonville: Was Inactive…12/6 at Seattle: Had zero receptions…returned five punts for minus three yards…12/14 vs. Arizona: Had zero catches…returned three punts for nine yards…12/20 at Philadelphia: Had zero receptions…returned two punts for minus one yard…12/27 vs. Detroit: Had zero catches…returned one punt for 10 yards…1/3 at St. Louis: Had zero receptions…returned five punts for a season-high 41 yards, including a season-best 18 yards return.

2008 (9-0): Played in nine games…was inactive for the final four games of the season…had 24 receptions for 318 yards…had first career 100-yard receiving game at New Orleans in Week 4 (9/28)…placed on Reserve/Injured List on December 13, 2008 with a foot injury…9/7 vs. Arizona: Had one catch for 16 yards…9/14 at Seattle: Had four catches for 44 yards…9/21 vs. Detroit: Had three catches for 22 yards…9/28 at New Orleans: Had his first 100-yard receiving game of his career…finished the game with seven catches for 120 yards…10/5 vs. New England: Had one catch for 9 yards…10/12 vs. Philadelphia: Had three catches for 39 yards…10/19 at New York Giants: Had two catches for 42 yards…10/26 vs. Seattle: Had three catches for 26 yards…11/10 at Arizona: Was inactive…11/16 vs. St. Louis: Was inactive…11/23 at Dallas: Was inactive…11/30 at Buffalo: Was inactive…12/7 vs. New York Jets: Dressed but did not have any receptions...12/13: Placed on Reserve/Injured List.

2007 (16-15): Played in all 16 games starting 15 of them…had 50 catches for a team-high 600 yards…set a career high in TD receptions (5) and total TDs (6)…scored his first career rushing TD in the season opener against Arizona (9/10)…caught a 57-yard TD at Arizona in Week 11, which was the 49ers’ longest play from scrimmage in 2007…9/10 vs. Arizona: Had five catches for 60 yards…scored his first career rushing TD with a one-yard end around in the fourth quarter…9/16 at St. Louis: Had two catches for 17 yards…9/23 at Pittsburgh: Had two catches for 27 yards…9/30 vs. Seattle: Had three catches for 19 yards…10/7 vs. Baltimore: Had three catches for 36 yards including a 21-yard TD reception…10/21 at New York Giants: Had a season-high six catches for 57 yards including a 17-yard TD reception…10/28 vs. New Orleans: Had three catches for 20 yards…11/4 at Atlanta: Had four catches for 35 yards…11/12 at Seattle: Had four catches for 78 yards…11/18 vs. St. Louis: Had six catches for a season-high 86 yards…11/25 at Arizona: Had one catch for a 57-yard touchdown pass…it was the longest play from scrimmage for the 49ers’ in the 2007 season…12/2 at Carolina: Had four catches for 51 yards including a 20-yard TD reception…12/9 vs. Minnesota: Had two catches for 13 yards including an eight-yard TD reception…12/15 vs. Cincinnati: Had two catches for 23 yards…12/23 vs. Tampa Bay: Had zero receptions…12/30 at Cleveland: Had three catches for 19 yards.

2006 (16-15): Ranked second on the team with career-highs in receptions (59) and receiving yards (686)…had three TD receptions…was the only receiver in the NFL with 40-or-more catches and zero dropped passes…caught two TDs against Oakland in Week 5 for his first career game with multi-TDs…9/10 at Arizona: Had two catches for 17 yards…9/17 vs. St. Louis: Had three catches for 78 yards…9/24 vs. Philadelphia: Had three catches for 28 yards…10/1 at Kansas City: Had three catches for 34 yards…10/8 vs. Oakland: Had four catches for 37 including a pair of TD receptions…had a multi-TD game for the first time in career…10/15 vs. San Diego: Had five catches for 39 yards…10/29 at Chicago: Had three catches for 35 yards…11/5 vs. Minnesota: Had one catch for 18 yards…11/12 at Detroit: Had six catches for 55 yards…11/19 vs. Seattle: Had five catches for 47 yards including a 23-yard TD reception…11/26 at St. Louis: Had three catches for 36 yards…12/3 at New Orleans: Had four receptions for 43 yards…12/10 vs. Green Bay: Had one catch for 11 yards…12/14 at Seattle: Had five catches for a season-high 97 yards…12/24 vs. Arizona: Had a season-high seven catches for 55 yards…12/30 at Denver: Had four catches for 56 yards.

2005 (10-8): Had 32 receptions for 363 yards and three TDs…had first career TD against St. Louis in Week 1…completed his first two career passes in Week 1…missed six games because of a knee injury…9/11 vs. St. Louis: Had five catches for 59 yards including a 21-yarder for his first career TD reception…9/18 at Philadelphia: Had four catches for 44 yards…9/25 vs. Dallas: Had six catches for 68 yards including a 15-yard TD reception…10/2 at Arizona: Was inactive…10/9 vs. Indianapolis: Played but had zero receptions…10/23 at Washington: Was inactive…10/30 vs. Tampa Bay: Was inactive…11/6 vs. New York Giants: Had two catches for 17 yards…11/13 at Chicago: Played but had zero receptions…11/20 at Seattle: Had one catch for 11 yards…11/27 at Tennessee: Had a season-high seven catches for 75 yards and a TD…12/4 vs. Arizona: Was inactive…12/11 at Seattle: Was inactive…12/18 at Jacksonville: Was inactive…12/24 at St. Louis: Had four catches for 37 yards…1/1 vs. Houston: Had three catches for 52 yards.

2004 (14-0): Played in 14 games…had eight catches for 143 yards…had career highs in punt returns (31), punt return yards (266), kickoff returns (13), kickoff return yards (257) and special teams tackles (16)…had a career long 71-yard punt return for touchdown against Arizona in Week 5 (10/10)…missed the final two weeks of the season with a thigh injury…9/12 vs. Atlanta: Had one catch for six yards…9/19 at New Orleans: Played but had zero receptions…9/26 at Seattle: Played but had zero receptions…10/3 vs. St. Louis: Played but had zero receptions…10/10 vs. Arizona: Had one catch for two yards…had a career-long 71-yard punt return for touchdown…10/17 at New York Jets: Had two catches for 87 yards…10/31 at Chicago: Had one catch for 20 yards…11/7 vs. Seattle: Had one catch for 12 yards…11/14 vs. Carolina: Played but had zero receptions…11/21 at Tampa Bay: Played but had zero receptions…11/28 vs. Miami: Had one catch for six yards…12/5 at St. Louis: Played but had zero receptions…12/12 at Arizona: Had one catch for 10 yards…12/18 vs. Washington: Played but had zero receptions…12/26 vs. Buffalo: Was inactive…1/2 at New England: Was inactive.

2003 (8-0): Played in eight games mainly on special teams…had eight tackles and two fumble recoveries…had five kickoff returns for 88 yards…had two rushing attempts for 14 yards…was inactive for five games…placed on Reserve/Injured List on 12/10…9/7 vs. Chicago: Was inactive…9/14 at St. Louis: Had one special teams tackle…9/21 vs. Cleveland: Had one special teams tackle…9/28 at Minnesota: Had one special teams tackle…10/5 vs. Detroit: Had one special teams tackle…10/12 at Seattle: Had one special teams tackle…10/19 vs. Tampa Bay: Had one special teams tackle…10/26 at Arizona: Had one special teams tackle…11/2 vs. St. Louis: Was inactive…11/17 vs. Pittsburgh: Had one special teams tackle…11/23 at Green Bay: Was inactive…11/30 at Baltimore: Was inactive…12/7 vs. Arizona: Was inactive…12/10: Placed on Reserve/Injured List.

College: Had 53 catches for 742 yards and five touchdowns for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish…had 62 carries for 314 yards and one touchdown…was an All-American honorable mention and first-team All-Independent selection by the NFL Draft Report following senior season at Notre Dame…saw time at QB and completed 30 of 69 passes for 438 yards and two TDs.

Personal: Prepped at C.E. Byrd (LA) High School…finished with 5,137 total yards and rushed for 49 career touchdowns…threw for 28 touchdowns…scored on a kickoff return…Parade all-American and was rated 39th-best player nationally by the Sporting News and 52nd-best player by the Chicago Sun-Times…a USA Today honorable mention all-America and third-team all-South QB by Fox Sports South…his father, Ron, played football at North Texas and then as a tight end for two seasons with the St. Louis Rams…posted academic honors while maintaining a 3.2 grade point average at Notre Dame…majored in sociology and computer applications…born in Dallas, TX...Full name: Arnaz Jerome Battle.

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