Skyhawk Football | Trent Garland
|Height/Weight||5-9 - 180 lbs.|
2014: Was a reliable option as the backup running back, seeing time in all 12 games…Led the team with a 5.9 yards per carry average, gaining 486 yards on 82 carries with three touchdowns…Boasted team-highs of 12 carries and 65 rushing yards against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 27 while also leading the squad in rushing yards (including his season-long 37 yard rush) and a touchdown at Jacksonville State on Oct. 4…Rushed for over 50 yards on five different occasions, including a season-high 70 yards on only eight carries against Cumberland on Sept. 11…Had a 34-yard rush at FBS No. 1 Mississippi State on Nov. 8…Also added 10 receptions for 33 yards…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2013: Saw time in all 12 games with three starts (at Chattanooga on Aug. 29, against Central Arkansas on Sept. 14 and against Jacksonville State on Oct. 5)…Rushed 35 times for 237 yards and three touchdowns while adding eight receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown…Best career game came in UT Martin’s season-opening win at No. 24 Chattanooga when he rushed eight times for 116 yards (14.5 yards per carry), including a season-long 33-yard rush that went for a touchdown that effectively sealed the victory…Also added rushing touchdowns in back-to-back weeks against Tennessee State (Oct. 19) and Austin Peay (Oct. 26) while hauling in an 11-yard touchdown reception at Football Bowl Subdivision powerhouse Boise State on Sept. 7…Also made six tackles on special teams…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2012: Played in 10 games, tallying 60 all-purpose yards and a touchdown…Had eight carries for 50 yards and one reception for 10 yards…Best game came at Austin Peay on Sept. 22, when he rushed four times for 45 yards, including a long carry of 32 yards…Scored a touchdown on his only touch of the game against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 29…Also played special teams, tallying four tackles with a forced fumble (at Southeast Missouri on Nov. 20)…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
BEFORE UTM: Transferred to UT Martin from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he did not play football… Prepped at Lawrence County High School under head coach David Marston…Rushed 181 times for 1,628 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2010…Set career-record for touchdowns at Lawrence Country High School with 41…Averaged 8.99 yards per carry…Caught 11 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown…Averaged 10.73 yards per catch…Recorded 55 total tackles, 46 unassisted and 6 assisted tackles…Tallied eight interceptions and recovered three fumbles…Scored 172 total points, averaging 14.3 points per game…Rushed for 753 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 3, 1992…Son of Dan and Michelle Garland…Majoring in education.