Terence Garvin

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Terence Garvin
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Garvin with the Washington Redskins in 2016
No. 51 – Orlando Apollos
Personal information
Born: (1991-01-01) January 1, 1991 (age 28)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Towson (MD) Loyola Blakefield
College:West Virginia
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:77
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Terence Damian Garvin (born January 1, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He played college football for West Virginia, and was signed by the Pittsburgh 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 with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Garvin wasn’t immediately signed as a free agent. He was invited to attend Pittsburgh 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.[4] The block was not penalized at the time, but was later ruled illegal by the NFL and cost him a $25,000 fine.[5][6]

Garvin re-signed with the Steelers on a one-year contract on January 9, 2015.[7]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On March 17, 2016, Garvin signed with the Washington Redskins.[8] He played in all 16 games primarily on special teams, finishing second on the team with eight special teams tackles.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On March 24, 2017, Garvin signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[9]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On April 11, 2018, Garvin signed with the Miami Dolphins.[10] He was released on September 1, 2018.[11]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On September 12, 2018, Garvin was signed by the San Francisco 49ers.[12] He was released on September 22, 2018.[13]

Orlando Apollos[edit]

In 2019, Garvin joined the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football.[14] In the season opener against the Atlanta Legends, Garvin recorded 11 tackles and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, as the Apollos won 40–6. He was eventually named Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.[15]


  1. ^ "West Virginia loses starting safety Terence Garvin to knee injury for Orange Bowl". OrangeAndWhite.com. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. December 22, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Steelers Sign Whimper and Garvin". Pittsburgh Steelers. May 6, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Bob Labriola (September 3, 2013). "Spaeth to IR-designated to return list". Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  4. ^ Hanzus, Dan (December 16, 2013). "Was block that broke Kevin Huber's jaw illegal?". NFL.com. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Josh Katzowitz (December 17, 2013). "NFL says Terence Garvin's block on Kevin Huber was illegal". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  6. ^ Chris Wesseling (December 18, 2013). "Steelers' Terence Garvin fined $25K for Kevin Huber hit". NFL.com. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
  7. ^ Brown, Scott (January 9, 2015). "Steelers re-sign Terence Garvin, ink five more to future contracts". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Alper, Josh (March 17, 2016). "Terence Garvin says he's signed with Redskins". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  9. ^ Arthur, Kenneth (March 24, 2017). "Seahawks sign special teams ace Terence Garvin". FieldGulls.com.
  10. ^ "Miami Dolphins Sign Garvin". MiamiDolphins.com. April 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "49ers Call up OL Najee Toran, Announce Other Roster Moves". 49ers.com. September 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "49ers Promote DB Tyvis Powell, Release LB Terence Garvin". 49ers.com. September 22, 2018.
  14. ^ "Orlando Apollos Set Final Roster". Our Sports Central. January 30, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  15. ^ Shain, Jeff (February 12, 2019). "Orlando Apollos, Terence Garvin eager to build on early defensive success". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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