Career Notes | Agility | High School | Personal | Stats
Positives: Has thick muscle development and a frame that has reached maximum growth
Shows good zip behind his passes, getting rid of the ball on time
Has the upper-body strength to gain velocity behind his tosses and frequently throws with touch
Makes proper reads and good field decisions
Keeps his cool under pressure and steps up in the pocket to absorb punishment
Moves around well in the short area
Lets the play develop and shows precision when locating his secondary receivers
Has a quick setup off the snap and a short, quick release
Has the arm strength to make all the throws, starting his passes with the ball low at his hip while using a ¾ sidearm motion.
Negatives: While he can throw on the run, he lacks the foot speed to elude past the line of scrimmage
Needs to work on his accuracy, as his passes tend to sail high, but poor protection up front has resulted in him throwing on the run often
That poses a problem, as he is heavy-footed and not nifty when flushed out
Good leader but needs to get more vocal in the huddle
Must control his weight, as his frame is maxxed out and he has been pushing the 260-pound mark at times during his career
Fails to set his feet, resulting in a little loss of velocity.
A starter since midway through his freshman year, the team's quiet leader holds the school's career records with 10,238 yards in total offense (second in Conference USA annals behind Louisville's Chris Redman's 12,129 yards, 1996-99), 9,029 yards passing (second in Conference USA history), 666 completions (fourth in Conference USA) and 60 touchdown passes (third in conference)
Attempted 1,169 passes and carried 516 times for 1,209 yards with 21 touchdowns
Started 38 of 41 games, throwing for at least 2,000 yards in four straight seasons.
All-Conference USA second-team pick
Ranked fifth in the conference with an average of 204.3 yards passing, 221.9 yards in total offense and a 130.2 passing efficiency rating
Hit on 164 of 290 passes (56.6 percent) for 2,247 yards and 13 touchdowns
Carried 116 times for 194 yards (1.7 avg) and six scores.
- Wake Forest - Opened the season with 231 yards on 18 of 35 attempts and a 49-yard score to Torey Morris and ran for a 10-yard score, but his late fumble set up the Deacons' game-winning score in a tough 21-19 loss.
- William & Mary - Totaled 245 yards on 12 of 24 tosses with 3 touchdowns, including a 56-yarder to Morris and rushed 5 times for 21 yards, including a 4-yard score.
- Syracuse - Followed with 17 of 34 attempts for 192 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
- North Carolina - Held to 109 yards and a score on 9 of 23 tries.
- Army - Followed with 12 of 19 passes for 173 yards and a 37-yard touchdown to Arnie Powell.
- Memphis - Connected on 20 of 25 tosses for 268 yards and a 45-yard touchdown to Richard Alston while adding another score on a 1-yard run.
- Texas Christian - Hit on 15 of 29 attempts for 221 yards with touchdowns of 51 yards to Alston and 66 yards to Art Brown.
- Cincinnati - Ran for a 15-yard score and tossed a 4-yard touchdown to Leonard Henry.
- Louisville - Gained 284 yards on 21 of 33 passes, including a 4-yard score to Alston and ran for a 1-yard touchdown.
- Marshall (GMAC Bowl) - In one of the wildest games in NCAA postseason history, he completed 11 of 23 passes for 161 yards and rushed 14 times for 40 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 64-61 overtime loss.
All-Conference USA second-team selection
Started every game, completing 164 of 312 passes (52.6 percent) for 2,332 yards and a career-high 19 touchdowns
Second on the team with 135 carries for 358 yards (2.7 avg) and five scores
Averaged 244.5 yards per game in total offense.
All-Conference USA second-team selection, earning Player of the Week honors vs. Miami, Army and North Carolina State
Completed 181 of 312 passes (58.0 percent) for 2,359 yards and 14 touchdowns
Rushed 138 times for a career-high 493 yards (3.6 avg) and eight scores
Averaged 259.3 yards per game in total offense.
Started five of the team's final six games, completing 157 of 255 passes (61.6 percent) for 2,091 yards and 14 touchdowns
Scored twice on 127 carries, gaining 164 yards (1.3 avg).
Redshirted as a freshman.
4.82 in the 40-yard dash
2.76 in the 20-yard dash
1.69 in the 10-yard dash
3.87 in the 20-yard shuttle
6.75 in the three-cone drill
33.5-inch vertical jump
9'3" broad jump
Bench presses 320 pounds
31-inch arm length
10 1/2-inch hands
Prep Stars All-America choice and rated the best quarterback in the state at Southern Durham (N.C.) High
Started 40 games during his career, gaining 9,023 yards in total offense with 113 touchdowns
Responsible for 31 scores as a senior
Threw for 1,800 yards with 32 touchdowns and rushed for 1,400 yards with 24 scores as a junior.
Son of Wilmer and the late Shirley Garrard
Born Feb. 14, 1978
Resides in Durham, N.C.