M.J. Garrett

Sr., Receiver, 6-3, 202

Old Hickory, Tennessee
Donelson Christian H.S.

Garrett enters the fall as the starting wide receiver opposite Dan Stricker and 100% healthy for the first time in a year. One the Commodores’ hardest workers, the senior leader runs solid routes and has the size to go over the middle.

Played all 11 games, starting in eight, including final five contests... Posted career highs in catches (27), yards (455) and TDs (4)... In opener vs. MTSU, enjoyed one of the finest games ever by the VU receiver - eight catches, 219 yards (second highest in team history) and TD... Also caught 73-yard TD pass, longest of year for ‘Dores... Never fully recovered from shoulder separation suffered late in MTSU game... Caught 54-yard TD pass at Duke, and 26-yard TD at Ole Miss.

Played in every game, starting in six... Best game of season in finale vs. Tennessee - four catches and two TDs to ignite late rally... Also had pair of catches, including a 36-yarder in Duke win.

Saw action in all 11 games... Only catch of the season was a 61-yard touchdown reception against Northern Illinois... One of three ‘Dores to score TD on their first career reception.

High School
Holds all school receiving records including career receptions (128), career receiving yards (2,201), receiving touchdowns in a game (4), catches in a game (9) and receptions in a season (61)... Led the team in tackles as a senior...Team recorded a 15-0 mark...Two-time all-state... The only two sport all-stater in school history (football and soccer)... Scored more than 1,000 career points in basketball... 4.0 GPA as a senior.

Garrett expects to graduate this May in Human and Organization Development, emphasizing the leadership track.

Son of Maxie Garrett of Gladeville and Cathey Garrett of Hendersonville ... Born May 28, 1980... Closely follows athletic progress of younger brother, Austin, 10th grade receiver/safety at Donelson Christian... Known for blonde curls and alternative clothing... Away from the football field, frequently travels to Knoxville to visit girlfriend... Enjoys movies, photography, softball, horseshoes, water sports and playing on-line Pictionary.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
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