- 2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Linebacker: Terence Garvin, West Virginia, has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. - West Virginia football
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For the past two seasons, Garvin operated out of the "Spur" position in West Virginia's 3-3-5 scheme, demonstating many of the traits NFL scouts are looking for in a weak-side linebacker in the 4-3 alignment or as a classic in-the-box strong safety.
He was often put in position to make plays in coverage at this position, which helped him average 74 tackles and five passes broken up in each of his two starting seasons with the Mountaineers.
West Virginia is hoping Garvin's aggression and physical open-field tackling help him make more plays behind the line of scrimmage this season as he's been moved to the "Star" outside linebacker position in their new 3-4 alignment.
Garvin has demonstrated enough awareness in the past to acclimate quickly to the position change, but will have limited time to do so as he missed spring football recovering from knee surgery that kept him out of the Orange Bowl.