Myles Garrett

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Myles Garrett
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Garrett in 2018
No. 95 – Cleveland Browns
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-29) December 29, 1995 (age 22)
Arlington, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 272 lb (123 kg)
Career information
High school: Martin (Arlington, Texas)
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2018
Total tackles: 56
Sacks: 15.0
Forced fumbles: 4
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Myles Lorenz Garrett (born December 29, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M, and was drafted by the Browns first overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Garrett attended Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, where he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he had 19.5 sacks as a senior.[1] Garrett was rated as a five-star recruit by the recruiting network and was ranked as the second best overall player in his class.[2] He committed to play college football at Texas A&M University in October 2013.[3] In track & field, he was a state qualifier in the throwing events, with top-throws of 16.01 meters in the shot put and 50.84 meters in the discus throw.[4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Myles Garrett
Arlington, Texas James Martin HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 247 lb (112 kg) 5.08 Oct 18, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1 (DE)   Rivals: 1 (DE)  ESPN: 1 (DE)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


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College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

Garrett came to Texas A&M as the #2 overall prospect in the nation, and the highest-rated defensive player the Aggies had ever signed.[5] As a true freshman in 2014, Garrett broke Texas A&M's freshman sack record of 5.5 in only six games.[6][7] In only nine games, he broke Jadeveon Clowney's SEC freshman sack record of eight.[8] Garrett finished the season with 11.5 sacks (second in the SEC), 53 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries, and a blocked kick (which teammate Deshazor Everett returned for a touchdown against Auburn).[5][9] He was a consensus Freshman All-American and Freshman All-SEC selection. After the conclusion of the season, Garrett announced that he would undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his hand, an injury that occurred in the sixth game of the season against Mississippi State.[10]

Sophomore year[edit]

Garrett followed up his stellar freshman campaign by leading the SEC with 12 sacks as a sophomore.[11] He recorded 57 total tackles (36 solo), 18.5 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles, and a blocked punt (which came against Alabama).[12][13] In addition, Garrett recorded his first interception off of his own-tipped ball in the game against Ole Miss.[14] The season earned Garrett a first-team All-American selection by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America.[15][16] Garrett was also the Bill Willis Award winner as the top defensive lineman.[17]

Junior year[edit]

Garrett's junior year found him limited by injuries. He suffered a high-ankle sprain to his left leg in the fourth game of the season against Arkansas, and did not appear in the games against South Carolina and New Mexico State.[18][19] Garrett also found his availability limited to third downs in some other games while he recovered from the injury.[20] For the season, Garrett recorded 8.5 sacks, 32 total tackles (18 of them solo), 15.0 tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, and a pass breakup.[21] The season resulted in Garrett earning a Unanimous Consensus All-American designation by being voted to the first-team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Football Writers Association of America, the American Football Coaches Association, The Sporting News, the Associated Press, Fox Sports, Pro Football Focus, and SB Nation.[22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29]

On December 31, 2016, Garrett officially declared his intentions to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.[30]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP Tackles Loss Sacks Int FF
2014 Texas A&M 11 49 12.5 11.0 0 0
2015 Texas A&M 13 59 19.5 11.5 1 5
2016 Texas A&M 10 33 15.0 8.5 0 2
College totals 34 141 47.0 31.0 1 7

Professional career[edit]

Coming out of Texas A&M University, Garrett was ranked as the consensus top prospect by the majority of scouts and analysts and was projected to be the first overall pick. He was ranked the top overall prospect and defensive end by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Pro Football Focus, and[31][32][33][34] He received an invitation to the NFL Combine and performed all drills and positional drills except for the 3-cone drill and short shuttle. He opted to attend Texas A&M's Pro Day and attempted to beat his times in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, and 10-yard dash. His 40-yard dash at the pro day was clocked at 4.65, the 20-yard dash was timed at 2.71, and he brought his 10-yard dash time down to 1.57.[32]

External video
Myles Garrett NFL combine workout
Myles Garrett 40-yard dash
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 14 in
(1.94 m)
272 lb
(123 kg)
35 14 in
(0.90 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.64 s 1.63 s 2.68 s 41 in
(1.04 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
33 reps
All values from NFL Combine[35] and Texas A&M Pro Day[32]

The Cleveland Browns selected Garrett with the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.[36][37]

External video
Browns select Myles Garrett first overalll
Garrett receives phone call from Browns

On May 19, 2017, the Cleveland Browns signed Garrett to a fully guaranteed four-year, $30.41 million contract that features a $20.25 million signing bonus, offset language options, and a team option for a fifth year.[38][39]

Garrett in 2017 Browns' training camp

On September 7, 2017, Garrett suffered a high ankle sprain during practice, causing him to miss the start of the season.[40] After missing the first four games, Garrett finally played his first regular season game on October 8, 2017, where he sacked Josh McCown twice. The Browns lost to the Jets by a score of 17–14.[41] Despite having 4 sacks in his first 3 games, Garrett's injury woes continued as he sustained a concussion during Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans. Because he was on concussion protocol, he could not travel to London for the next game.[42]

Overall, Garrett recorded 28 combined tackles (16 solo), seven sacks, one pass defensed, and one fumble recovery during his rookie season. Due to injury he only played 10 of 16 games, but still finished first on the team in sacks.[43]

Garrett was named a defensive captain for the 2018 season.

Personal life[edit]

Garrett's brother, Sean Williams, was a standout basketball player for Boston College and was selected number 17 in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. He then played in the NBA from 2007 to 2012. Brea Garrett, his older sister, was a track and field athlete at Texas A&M. She won the 2014 NCAA title in the 20-pound weight throw, and is the first weight throw champion in Aggie history.[44]

During the 2015 offseason, Garrett decided to stop using his social media account on Twitter, citing: "There's a lot of negativity on there I don’t need in my life. I felt like If I want to move forward as a person and as a football player, I don’t need other people's opinions and other things to stick with me or be in my mind when I have other things to keep doing."[45]

On April 30, 2017, two days after the 2017 NFL Draft, Garrett, along with fellow first rounders Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku were at Progressive Field and threw out a ceremonial first pitch.[46]


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