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    Eric Garrett
    Player Profile
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bolingbrook, Ill.

    High School:
    Bolingbrook HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 235

    Position:
    LB

    1999 Highlights
    Reserve linebacker appeared in all 12 games ... Made five tackles, including three unassisted tackles.

    1998 Highlights
    Was No. 1 fullback coming out of spring drills but moved back to linebacker in fall practice and played in all 11 games, making seven tackles and two tackles for loss ... Made three tackles, including one TFL vs. Middle Tennessee ... Added a tackle for loss vs. Iowa ... Made three stops vs. Ohio State.

    1997 Highlights
    Outside linebacker moved to fullback during second week of fall practice and was in the starting lineup three weeks later ... Made four starts at fullback, playing in nine games and making eight catches for 19 yards ... Primary blocking back ahead of Robert Holcombe, helping “Holc” rush for 1,253 yards ... Caught two passes in starting debut vs. Washington State ... Grabbed two passes for nine yards vs. Michigan State.

    1996 Highlights
    Redshirted the 1996 season.

    High School Highlights
    One of the Midwest's top linebacker prospects, made 185 tackles with 15 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a senior, also playing tight end on offense ... Made 110 tackles as a junior with six sacks and two interceptions ... Named an All-Midwest selection by SuperPrep ... An all-state selection by Chicago Tribune and Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette ... High School coach was Phil Acton.

    Personal
    Born Dec. 28, 1977 ... Helped lead Bolingbrook to IHSA state quarterfinals ... Son of Ross and Frances Garrett ... Graduated in May 2000 with a bachelors degree in advertising.

    Career Highs

    Tackles- 3 vs. Louisville, 9/18/99
    MTSU, 9/12/98 & OSU, 10/10/98

    Defensive Statistics

              TFL- SACKS- INT-
    YEAR G ST AT TOT YDS YDS YDS
    1998 11 3 4 7 2-3 0-0 0-0
    1999 12 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0
    Total 23 6 6 12 2-3 0-0 0-0

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