College football players in their senior year are looking forward to the launch of the NFL Draft. The excitement becomes even greater when they receive the highly anticipated call from the owner of a team. On April 27, 2017, Myles Garrett’s excitement knew no bounds when he was voted National Football League winner with the first overall selection of the Draft of the Year. This was the beginning of his journey to fulfill his goal to retire as the greatest player of all-time in the league.
Aside from a brief account of his biography, the following should tell you about the defensive end of the Cleveland Browns.
Who Is Myles Garrett?
The American football player was born Myles Lorenz Garrett on December 29, 1995, as the son of Audrey Garrett and Lawrence Garrett – his mother and father. He has two older siblings named Brea Garrett (sister) and Sean Williams (half brother).
Sean is a professional basketball player who began his career at Boston College and continued it after being selected by the New Jersey Nets in the 2007 NBA Draft. Brea is also an amazing athletic athlete; she is the 2014 NCAA Champion in the Athletic Weight Throwing category.
The siblings have obviously inherited the athletic traits from their parents. As a college student, Audrey ran track and field athletics, while Lawrence is said to have always been an athlete. Audrey earned a degree in Communications at Hampton University in Virginia, where she had a scholarship. She is a service coordinator in the Department of Social Services in Arlington, Texas. From what we have learned, she had her first son, Sean Williams, five years before their relationship and eventually marriage to Lawrence.
Thing You Need To Know About The Defensive End
The Beginning of His Career
As a student at Martin High School, Myles was involved in athletics events, basketball, and soccer. He had a good record in soccer, which led rivals.com to name him as a five-star recruit and the number 2 overall in his senior class.
Myles also excelled at shot put and discus throwing. In October 2013, he accepted football at Texas A&M University and broke the existing freshman sack record of 5.5 in just six games, beating the previous SEC sack record (8) of a freshman by his ninth game. He improved his performance as a sophomore and won the Bill Willis Prize for the best defensive player.
As a teenager, he suffered a sprain in his high ankle which limited his playing time. Although he missed a few games due to this injury, Garrett was still honored as an All-American by unanimous consensus. Various organizations including the Football Writers Association of America, the American Football Coaches Association, and the Associated Press named him in their first-team list.
NFL Career and Contract
When he made the decision to join the NFL Draft in 2017, most football analysts and scouts aptly named him number one in the overall selection. So it came as no surprise when the Cleveland Browns put him on the draft in the first round, he was the first overall choice.
Myles Garrett then signed a four-year, $30.41 million contract with the team. Although the amount is fully guaranteed, the contract included a signing bonus of $20.25 million.
However, on September 7, 2017, he suffered another high ankle sprain during training and had to miss the first four games of the season. His first game was on the 8th of the following month (October). Unfortunately, the defender had a concussion after only three games and had to miss another game due to the protocol for concussion. Interestingly enough, although Myles Garrett only played 10 of the planned 16 games in his rookie season, he was able to take first place in his team bag by bag. Another dream came true for the good-looking American football player.
Height and Body Measurements
One thing that amazed several people during the 2017 design was Myles’ height, he weighed over 270 lb and was 1.82 m tall. Yet he could move so fast that he managed a 40-yard sprint in 4.64 seconds, a spectacular performance for a defensive finish.
Since this star is one of the youngest players in the NFL, it is expected that he will break down several walls in the league.