Terence Garvin

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Terence Garvin
Garvin coming off the field in 2013
No. 57     Pittsburgh Steelers
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-01) January 1, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Towson (MD) Loyola Blakefield
College: West Virginia
Undrafted in 2013
Debuted in 2013 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Tackles 3
Sacks 0.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Terence Garvin (born January 1, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After playing college football for West Virginia, he was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

College career[edit]

As a freshman at West Virginia in 2009, Garvin played in 10 games and finished with 10 tackles for the season. In 2010, Garvin started all 13 games and finished with 76 tackles. He started 11 games in 2011, but had knee surgery in December 2011.[1] He played in 47 career games at West Virginia, registering 235 tackles, 10.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He also intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown, to go along with 11 passes defensed.

Professional career[edit]

Garvin on kickoff coverage in 2013

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Garvin wasn’t immediately signed as a free agent. He was invited to attend Steelers rookie minicamp on a tryout basis and was signed to the 90-man roster on May 6.[2] He was waived on August 31 and then re-signed to the team’s practice squad. On September 3, 2013, Garvin was signed to the active roster.[3] He saw action against the Cincinnati Bengals in week 15 and gained notoriety when he broke the jaw of Bengals punter Kevin Huber with a hard hit during a runback for touchdown by Antonio Brown. The block was not penalized at the time, but was later ruled illegal by the NFL[4] and cost him a $25,000 fine.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Virginia loses starting safety Terence Garvin to knee injury for Orange Bowl". OrangeAndWhite.com. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. December 22, 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Steelers Sign Whimper and Garvin". Pittsburgh Steelers. May 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  3. ^ Bob Labriola (Sep 3, 2013). "Spaeth to IR-designated to return list". Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  4. ^ Josh Katzowitz (December 17, 2013). "NFL says Terence Garvin's block on Kevin Huber was illegal". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  5. ^ Chris Wesseling (Dec 18, 2013). "Steelers' Terence Garvin fined $25K for Kevin Huber hit". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-12-20. 

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