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Myles Garrett
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Myles Garrett, considered to be one of the best players in the NFL, has been named to two Pro Bowls, and received first-team All-Pro honors in 2020. Known for his muscular physique, he was the highest-rated defensive player ever recruited by Texas A&M. With his quick movements, he became one of the premier edge rushers in the NFL. He is known to write poetry and has been working on a dinosaur book for children. Here are some really interesting facts about the player that will make you love him more:

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  1.  Garrett was selected by The Cleveland Browns as the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, making him the highest draft pick from Texas A&M in the history of the NFL draft.
  2.  He signed a fully guaranteed four-year, $30.41 million contract that features a $20.25 million signing bonus, with the Cleveland Browns on May 19, 2017.
  3.  He was projected by NFL draft analyst and scouts to be the first overall player selected, at the end of pre-draft process. He was ranked the top overall prospect and defensive end by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Pro Football Focus, and DraftScout.com.
  4.  Following his brawl with Mason Rudolph, during the Week 11 game against Pittsburgh Steelers, he was suspended indefinitely and fined $45,623 by the NFL.
  5.  His suspension was the second-longest suspension for on-field misconduct in NFL history, and the longest for a single in-game incident. He was reinstated on February 12, 2020.
  6.  Myles Lorenz Garrett was born on December 29, 1995 to Lawrence Garrett and Audrey Garrett in Arlington, Texas. He was raised along with his two siblings – an elder sister Brea Garrett and a half brother – Sean Williams.
  7.  His sister Brea Garrett was a track and field athlete at Texas A&M, who won the 2014 NCAA title in the 20-pound weight throw, and is the first weight throw champion in Aggie history.
  8.  His brother Sean Williams was a standout basketball player for Boston College and was selected #17 in the first round of the 2007 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. He played in the NBA from 2007 to 2012.
  9.  He attended Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. During his time there, he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track.
  10.  In his senior year, he had 19.5 sacks in football, and was rated as a five-star recruit by the Rivals.com, having been the second best overall player in his class.
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  12.  In October 2013, he committed to play college football at Texas A&M University. He entered the Texas A&M University as the #2 overall prospect in the nation.
  13.  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, in track & field.
  14.  He broke Texas A&M's freshman sack record of 5.5 in only six games, in his freshman year in the year 2014. He also broke Jadeveon Clowney’s Sec freshman sack record of eight, in just nine games.
  15.  Garrett finished the season with 11.5 sacks (which was second in the SEC at that time), 53 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries, and a blocked kick.
  16.  At the end of the season, he underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his hand, an injury he sustained in the sixth game of the season against Mississippi State.
  17.  As a sophomore, he led the SEC with 12 sacks, recording 57 total tackles (36 solo), 18.5 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles, and a blocked punt.
  18.  In the game against Ole Miss, he recorded his first interception off of his own-tipped ball. He was also the recipient of the Bill Willis Award as the top defensive lineman.
  19.  He earned Garrett a first-team All-American selection by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America, in his sophomore season.
  20.  He has a difficult junior year, plagued by injuries, limiting the number of games he played. He suffered a high-ankle sprain to his left leg in the fourth game of the season.
  21.  Garrett recorded a total of 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.
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  23.  He officially declared his intentions to enter the 2017 NFL Draft on December 31, 2016, forgoing his remaining eligibility.
  24.  He was ranked No.1 on ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s big board, and was also projected to be a top ten selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.
  25.  In the Indianapolis NFL Scouting Combine, he completed the majority of combine drills, while opting to skip the three-cone drill and short shuttle.
  26.  His 41” vertical jump was the top performance of all defensive linemen. He gave the second best performance in the bench press and broad jump. He also had the third fastest 40-yard dash of all defensive linemen at the combine.
  27.  In the 2017 season, he suffered a high ankle sprain during practice, causing him to miss the first four games. During the Week 8 game against Tennessee Titans, he suffered a concussion, following which he could not travel to London for the next game.
  28.  At the end of his rookie season, he played only in 11 of 16 games, recording 28 combined tackles (16 solo), seven sacks, one pass defensed, and one fumble recovery.
  29.  The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on Garrett's contract on April 27, 2020. Following this, he signed a five-year, $125 million contract extension with the team on July 15, 2020.
  30.  In the 2020 season, his performance in the Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys, in which he sacked Dak Prescott twice, earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
  31.  He was also named as the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October, after compiling six sacks, 14 tackles, four for a loss, and two forced fumbles.
  32.  He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list missing the Browns Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 20, 2020, and was reactivated on December 1, 2020.
  33.  Myles Garrett Net Worth: $12 Million

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