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  Chris Garrett

Chris  Garrett

Player Profile


Bristow, Va.

High School:
Stonewall Jackson/Fork Union Military Academy

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 185


*Selected as first-team Preseason All-MAC at kick returner by Phil Steele*

2008: Named third-team All-MAC by Phil Steele...Ohio's career leader in kick return average (26.5 yards per return)...Finished 15th nationally in kick return average (26.87)...Finished sixth in the MAC in all-purpose yardage (131.5)...Was the team's leading rusher with 529 yards and five touchdowns...Missed the VMI game due to injury...Scored three touchdowns against Central Michigan (two receiving, one rushing)...Rushed for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns while setting a school record with 321 all-purpose yards in the 41-26 win at Miami...Returned a kickoff 97 yards for touchdown in the 49-42 win over Akron, becoming the first-ever Bobcat to return more than one kick for a touchdown...Caught eight passes for 82 yards at Temple... Named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week following the season finale at Miami.

2007: Played in 12 games ... Rushed the ball 17 times for 99 yards ... Caught 11 passes for 69 yards ... Returned 14 punts for 60 yards ... Returned 23 kickoffs for 614 yards and one touchdown ... Second on the team in all-purpose yards for the season ... Against Wyoming (Sept. 22), he set career-highs for kick return yards with 145, longest kick return with 94 and kick return touchdowns with one ... Set a career-high for rushing yards with 58 against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 13) ... Set a career-high for receptions with four against Louisiana-Lafayette (Sept. 8).

2006: Played in all 14 games, starting three ... Named a Third-Team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News as a return specialist ... Named All-MAC as a return man by Collegefootballnews.com ... Led the MAC and ranked seventh in the nation with a 14.5 punt return average, the second-highest school history ... Ranked second in Bobcat single-season punt return yards ledger with 378 ... Set a school record with an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown against Western Michigan ... Averaged 25.0 yards on 10 kick returns ... Named MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week twice (Rutgers & Western Michigan) ... Also ran the ball 19 times for 97 yards and caught 10 passes for 84 yards ... Tied for the team lead with 13 plays of 20 yards or longer, including five punt returns ... Had 90 yards on three punt returns at Rutgers ... His yardage total ranked 10th on the Bobcat single-game ledger, while his 30.0-yard average was fourth ... Made his first career reception against Western Michigan ... Had a season best two catches against Buffalo ... Broke off a 59-yard run at Miami .

AT FORK UNION: Part of Ohio's 2005 signing class, but instead attended Fork Union last season ... Totaled 500 yards rushing and scored six receiving touchdowns in his one season ... Ran back two punts and three kickoffs for touchdowns.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ran for 1,389 yards and finished his scholastic career as the school's all-time leading rusher with more than 4,000 yards ... Was his district's player of the year in 2004 ... Named first-team all-region and all-district as both a wide receiver and defensive back ... Also lettered in track.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Health Services Administration...Son of Alfreda Brown and Christopher Garrett ... Grew up in Utica, N.Y. before attending high school in Virginia.