Senior leader among the Owls' linebacking corps who made
10 starts, tops among linebackers.
Matched his career-high with nine tackles vs. Houston in his
final game as an Owl... Was his 10th start of hte year and hte
24th of his career... Returned to the starting lineup at SMU
and was credited with three tackles, including a half sack...
Saw his streak of 10 consecutive starts end when he missed
the ECU game with an injury (also held out vs. UCF)... Start- ed with four different partners at linebacker in the first six
games (Robert Calhoun, Tanner Shuck, Justin Hill once each
and Matt Nordstrom three times)... Started the opener at UAB
and was credited with seven assists and shared a sack with
Kramer Lucio... Matched his season high (third time) with
seven stops vs. Tulsa, including a sack for a loss of nine yards.
Started a career-high 10 games and finished third on the
team with a career-high 66 tackles ... tied for second on the
team with a career-best seven tackles for loss and third with
2.5 sacks ... started 10 of the last 11 games, missing the UTEP
game with a bruised kidney ... came back to start against
Army and was credited with eight tackles ... tied his career-high
with nine tackles at Tulsa and had three, eight-tackle
efforts on the year ... took over against Memphis after Brian
Raines and Vernon James were injured during the game ...
credited with eight tackles and thwarted a late Memphis
scoring threat just before halftime with an interception in
the end zone to keep Rice within 14-3 on the road ... picked
off his second pass of the season vs. Tulane ... has four career
interceptions, third among Owl defenders ... most experienced of the Owls' linebackers (34 games/15 starts).
Finished the year with 26 tackles while seeing action in
eight games ... opened the year in the starting lineup and
was credited with seven stops against Nichols ... missed the
Texas Tech, Texas and Southern Miss games with an injury,
then returned to face Houston and registered his first career
sack ... missed the Memphis game with an injury ... returned
to action against Marshall and was credited with four tackles, including a pair for loss, and picked up his second sack
of the year.
As a true freshman, developed into a starter by season's end
and impressed conference coaches enough to be named to
their all-Conference USA freshman squad ... started against
ECU and SMU to close out the regular season and Troy in the
R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ... credited with 25 tackles
over that stretch ... also picked off a pass against ECU and
SMU, returning one against ECU 20 yards ... had tackles in
each of the first four games (7 total), then was shut out for
four ... rebounded to rack up 19 in the last four contests ...
also broke up a pass vs. UTEP and a blocked punt vs. Tulsa
John Tyler High School
2006 graduate of John Tyler High in east Texas ... All-East
Texas safety for coach Thomas Brooks ... All-District 12-5A
selection who played in the All-American Bowl game ...
had two interceptions, two recoveries and three forces for
the Lions' 8-3 playoff team ... also a two-year letterman in
track, and played club soccer ... regional qualifier as a junior in both hurdle events ... carried a 3.72 high school GPA,
and ranked sixth in a class of 412 ... member of the National
Honor Society, the National Honor Roll, Who's Who Among
American High School Students, and Top Teens of America
... awards include the Rotary Club Outstanding Senior and
the YMCA Ralph Spence Leadership Award ... executive vice
president of John Tyler's student council, and participated
in the International Baccalaureate Program ... church activities include the choir, ushering, and serving as treasurer for
both the youth department and his Sunday School ... chose
Rice over Houston, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State, Kansas,
Texas A&M, Missouri, UTEP, SMU, TCU, Arizona and Colorado
Full Name: Terrance Michael Garmon ... Born: Oct. 9, 1987, at
Tyler ... Parents: Bobby and Cheryl Garmon (one brother) ...
Rice major: History ... Lovett College.