2016 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Garrett was disruptive as usual on the Aggies' defensive front with a team-best 8.5 sacks, 15.0 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles...A 2016 midseason All-American, Garrett ranks among the nation's leaders with 8.5 QB sacks and 14.0 tackles for loss despite missing two full games due to an injury suffered against Arkansas on Sept. 24. Last week Garrett flirted with the Aggies' single season record for QB sacks with 4.5 against UTSA. In the process, Garrett became the eighth player in SEC history to reach the 30-sack plateau in career sacks.
Reigned as one of the most disruptive defenders in college football in his second season ... earned first-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and the Football Writers ... Rotary Lombardi Award and Ted Hendricks Award finalist ... finished the regular season as the SEC leader in QB sacks (12.5 for -71 yards), tackles for loss (19.5 for -101 yards) and forced fumbles (5) ... was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice -- after filling the stat sheet with seven tackles, a sack for a loss of seven yards, two total tackles for loss of yardage (-8 yards), a forced fumble and a batted down pass against MSST and after contributing five tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss, a blocked punt, a batted down pass and a QB hurry against ALA ... matched his career high with 3.5 QB sacks vs. NEV ... led the Aggies' defensive line unit with 59 tackles, including 37 solo stops ... led the team in QB sacks, TFLs, forced fumbles and QB hurries ... also contributed an interception (return of 4 yards), two batted-down passes and a blocked punt.
Posted one of the most impressive first seasons by a Texas A&M freshman defender in school history ... led the team in QB sacks (11.5), tackles for loss (14.0) and QB hurries (9), and also was second among defensive linemen with 53 tackles ... posted at least two tackles in every game and had at least a sack in six games ... Garrett's exploits made him a consensus second-team All-SEC pick, as well as consensus freshman All-American and All-SEC ... named the team's Defensive MVP at the annual team banquet ... his 11 QB sacks broke the school and SEC freshman record ... Garrett matched the old Texas A&M QB sack record of 5.5 (held by All-Americans Damontre Moore and Sam Adams) by the third game of the season and took sole ownership in game 6 of 2014 ... in the ninth game of 2014 (fifth start), Garrett broke South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney's SEC freshman record of 8.0 sacks ... Garrett also owns Texas A&M's freshman standard for single game sacks with 3.5 against Louisiana-Monroe ... had a season-high 10 tackles vs. Mississippi State ... also made a game-changing special teams play when he blocked a field goal try by Auburn and the ensuing live football was returned 65 yards for a touchdown by Deshazor Everett ... saw action in 12 games, with eight starts, while missing the Missouri game due to an injury.
Coached by Bob Wager at Martin HS in Arlington, Texas ... Parade All-American ... earned Texas Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior after making 81 tackles, 19.5 quarterback sacks and 19 QB hurries, while also contributing three forced fumbles and four blocked kicks ... also named first-team all-state and the area defensive player of the year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News ... other honors include MaxPreps All-American and Under Armor All-American ... was a team captain at the Under Armour game ... as a junior, he earned "Super Team" honors, as well as honorable mention all-state and first-team all-district honors after making 65 tackles, eight sack and 16 tackles for loss.
Myles Garrett is the son of Audrey and Lawrence Garrett of Arlington, Texas ... born Dec. 29, 1995 ... Garrett is pursuing his undergraduate degree in university studies with his concentration area in Global Arts, Planning, Design and Construction in the College of Architecture. He also has minors in business administration and geology ... His older sister, Brea Garrett, was a NCAA Champion thrower for the A&M track and field team. His older brother, Sean Williams, has played for several NBA teams and currently plays basketball overseas.