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29   Michael Ray Garvin
Michael Ray Garvin


Upper Saddle River, NJ

High School:
Don Bosco Prep

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 182



Florida State 33, Virginia 0 - November 4, 2006

Florida State 33, Virginia 0 - November 4, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)


· Sporting News first team All-American as a kick returner.

· Named a third team All-American by and Scout.

· Finished the season second in the nation in kick-off returns and led the ACC.

· Earned All-ACC Second Team honors as a specialist.

· The ACC Specialist of the Week for his performance in the Seminoles' victory over Colorado.

· The defensive special teams' player of the year as voted on by the Florida State coaching staff.

· Established the Seminoles' career record for kickoff return yards (1,721) and average yards per return (23.57)

· Tied the all-time record held by Keith Ross with 73 returns in his career

· The only FSU player to ever average more than 30 yards per return in a season when he posted an 30.1 average in 2008

· Now holds FSU records for average kick-off return yards for a career and a season

· Career-high 172 yards on five kickoffs in the regular season finale against Florida.

· Three games with more than 100 yards in kickoff returns (Colorado, 119; NC State, 114; Florida, 172).

· First kickoff return for a touchdown in his career came in the Seminoles' victory over Colorado in Jacksonville.

· Totaled 12 tackles as a back-up at the cornerback position.

· Season-high three tackles came in victories over Colorado and Maryland.

· Earned his undergraduate degree in social science in December of 2008.

Junior Year (2007): Florida State's record-setting kick return specialist and a starter at cornerback for eight games...began the season as the starter at the right (boundary) cornerback position...started six of the first seven games of the season and added his career-high eighth start against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl...led the Seminoles' cornerbacks in tackles with a career high 49 stops...has led the Seminoles' cornerbacks in tackles in each of the last two seasons...enters the 2008 season with 100 tackles for his career...tied his career-high with six tackles in the Seminoles' victory over Alabama in Jacksonville and earned at least five tackles in six different games...his 43-yard interception return for a touchdown (the first of his career) proved to be the gamewinning score in the Seminoles' 27-10 victory over NC State...his interception of a Damon Evans pass broke a 10-10 tie in the third quarter with the Wolfpack and set Florida State on the course to the victory...the interception was the second of his career...set the school record for kicks returned (35) and kick return yards (697) in a single season...ranked 10th in the ACC in average yards per kick return (19.9) while finishing third in the league in total returns (35) and fourth in return yards (697)...has now returned 51 career kickoffs for 1,059 yards and a 20.8 yards per return average...the Seminoles' career record for most kickoff returns is 73 by Keith

Ross (1985-88) and the record for most kickoff return yards is 1,703 by five kickoff returns in four different games (against Clemson, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Florida) with a career-high 99 yards in returns coming against Clemson in the season-opener.

Sophomore Year (2006): Played in all 13 games while earning starting assignments at the field (NC State, Duke) and boundary (Virginia, Wake, Western Michigan, Florida) cornerback positions... finished sixth on the team with 35 tackles...the highest percentage of solo tackles on the team (30 of 35, 85.7 percent) of two Seminoles (also first round NFL draft choice Lawrence Timmons) who recorded a sack, a tackle for minus yardage, an interception, a pass-break-up and recovered a fumble during the season...most memorable play of the season was an interception against Miami to preserve the Seminoles' 13-10 win over the Hurricanes...intercepted Miami quarterback Kyle Wright's pass at

the Hurricanes' 33-yard line with 29 seconds remaining to stop their final drive of the game...sack came against Virginia in the Seminoles' victory at three pass break-ups during the season came against Clemson, NC State and Wake Forest...the Seminoles' leader in kickoff returns with 16 for 362 yards for a 22.6 yards per return average...more than 100 yards in kickoff returns against Wake Forest (career-high 102 yards) and against UCLA (101 yards) in the Emerald five returns against UCLA and career-long return of 47 yards came

against Florida ...ranked ninth in the ACC with a 22.6 yards per kick return average.

Freshman Year (2005): Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman...totaled 16 tackles while registering a sack, a forced

fumble and a pass break-up...his 12 solo tackles ranked first among true freshmen...had a career-high six tackles (five solo) and one sack against Duke...had four solo tackles and a forced fumble against Wake Forest.

High School: Graduated from Don Bosco Prep in 2005...a four-star player by and No. 85 overall player in the

nation... ranked the No. 5 player in the state of New Jersey by No. 4 overall player in New Jersey according to Superprep Magazine... the No. 16 defensive back nationally by Superprep...played in the Army All-American game...had three interceptions and 50 tackles as a a junior, he tallied 45 tackles and had four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns...offensively he rushed for over 1,600 yards and totaled 34 touchdowns during his a running back, Garvin had 615 yards on just 32 carries and six touchdowns as a junior...his father was his secondary position coach in high all-state first team selection as a member of the Don Bosco track team...chose Florida State over Georgia, Colorado and Oklahoma.

Personal: Born Sept. 29, 1986...major is social science.

KICK G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R

2005 11 0 0 0 0 0.0

2006 13 16 362 0 47 22.6

2007 13 35 697 0 52 19.9

2008 12 22 662 1 94 30.1

TOTAL 49 73 1721 1 94 23.6

INT G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G

2005 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

2006 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

2007 13 1 43 1 43 43.0 3.3

2008 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0

TOTAL 49 2 43 1 43 21.5 0.8


2005 11 12 4 16 1.0 4 1 1 0

2006 13 30 5 35 1.0 9 4 0 1

2007 13 31 18 49 0.5 1 3 0 0

2008 12 13 2 15 0.0 0 2 1 0

TOTAL 49 86 29 115 2.5 14 10 2 1


PBU 1, five times last vs. Colorado, 2008

Kick Returns

Long 94, vs. Colorado, 2008

Yards 119, vs. Colorado, 2008

Returns 5, six times last vs. Florida, 2008

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