Myles Garrett is an American football player who plays in the National Football Association. He was the first overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He has been named to the Pro Bowl for three years. He has also been named to the First-team All-Pro and the Second-team All-Pro.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Myles Lorenz Garrett was born on December 29, 1995, in Arlington, Texas. He attended Martin High School in his hometown where he not only played football but basketball and track & field as well. In his senior year, he was awarded the Landry Award.
Garrett committed to play for Texas A&M University in October 2013. He was the overall No.2 prospect in that year’s recruiting class. He stayed with Texas A&M from 2014 to 2016. In December 2016, he declared that he was forgoing the remainder of his college eligibility in order to join the 2017 NFL Draft.
He was the first overall pick of that year’s draft, making him the highest ever draft pick in the history of Texas A&M. The Cleveland Browns signed him to a four-year contract that was worth $30.4million plus a signing bonus.
He was the starting defensive end when training began. In his rookie year, he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. The following year, he was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. He will be selected to the Pro Bowl again in 2020 and 2021. In the 2018 season, he became the defensive captain.
In Week 11 of 2019, he was embroiled in a brawl with Mason Rudolph who was the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This led to a suspension and fines. He was not reinstated until February 2020. In April 2020, the team exercised their fifth-year option in his contract.
- 2020, 2021 - First-team All-Pro
- 2018 - Second-team All-Pro
- 2018, 2020, 2021 - Pro Bowl
- 2017 - PFWA All-Rookie Team
- 2016 - Unanimous All-American
- 2015 - Bill Willis Trophy
- 2015, 2016 - First-team All-American
- 2015, 2016 - First-team All-SEC
- 2014 - Second-team All-SEC