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Mike Garrett

Mike Garrett
Garrett at the 2003 USC awards presentation
No. 21, 25, 20
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-04-12) April 12, 1944
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 191 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College: USC
NFL draft: 1966 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18
AFL draft: 1966 / Round: 20 / Pick: 5
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts: 1,308
Rushing yards: 5,481
Average: 4.2
Receptions: 238
Receiving yards: 2,010
Total touchdowns: 48
Stats at

Michael Lockett Garrett (born April 12, 1944) is a former American football player who won the Heisman Trophy in 1965 as a halfback for the USC Trojans. Garrett played professional football for eight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers. From 1993 until 2010 he was the athletic director at the University of Southern California (USC).[1]


  • Early life 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
  • After professional football 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Garrett graduated from Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, California. He was a resident of Aliso Village housing project.

College career

A two time All-American, Garrett set numerous NCAA, Pac-8 Conference and USC records in his career by amassing a then unheard of 3,221 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. Garrett also led the nation in rushing in 1965 with 267 carries for 1,440 yards. He also caught 36 passes, returned 43 punts, returned 30 kickoffs and threw 6 passes. Two of his passes went for touchdowns. Garrett was awarded the 1965 W. J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast. He won the Heisman Trophy after the 1965 regular season.[2] In 1985 he was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Garrett signaled the dawn of the "Tailback U" era, where USC produced a stream of top tailbacks included Heisman winners O. J. Simpson (1968), Charles White (1979) and Marcus Allen (1981), as well as Heisman runners-up Anthony Davis (1974) and Ricky Bell (1976).

Garrett was a brother of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity while a student at USC. He is a member of The Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. National Intercollegiate All-American Football Players Honor Roll.

Professional career

Garrett went on to play in the American Football League (AFL) with Kansas City Chiefs from 1966 to 1969 and in 1970 as the Chiefs moved to the National Football League in 1970. He was traded to the San Diego Chargers and remained with them until 1973.

Garrett was a two-time AFL All-Star. in 1966 and 1967. He played in the first AFL–NFL World Championship Game, now referred to as Super Bowl I, with the Chiefs after the 1966 season. He contributed 17 rushing yards, three receptions for 28 yards, and two kickoff returns for 43 yards in their loss. Garrett won a World Championship ring with the Chiefs in Super Bowl IV, the last AFL–NFL World Championship Game before the AFL–NFL merger, when the AFL's Chiefs beat the NFL's Vikings, 23–7. Garrett was the top rusher of Super Bowl IV with 11 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown, also catching two passes for 25 yards and returning a kickoff for 18 yards. In his eight professional football seasons, Garrett rushed for 5,481 yards, caught 238 passes for 2,010 yards, returned 14 kickoffs for 323 yards, and returned 39 punts for 235 yards. Overall, Garrett gained a total of 8,049 yards and scored 49 touchdowns (35 rushing, 13 receiving, 1 punt return).

Garreit also drafted three times by professional baseball teams. He was selected in the 41st round of the 1965 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and by the Los Angeles Dodgers twice, in the fourth round of the 1966 MLB Draft and the 35th round of the 1970 MLB Draft.[3]

After professional football

After his professional football career, Mike Garrett earned a Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law in 1986, but never took the bar exam. He was the director of business development for the Great Western Forum, worked in the district attorney's office in San Diego and worked in various management positions. He also did color commentary for USC football telecasts.

In January 1993, Garrett returned to USC to become its sixth

External links

  1. ^ a b USC President-Elect C. L. Max Nikias Announces New Leadership in Athletics, USC, July 20, 2010
  2. ^ Hall, John - GARRETT RUNS OFF WITH HEISMAN TROPHY - USC Ace Praises His Team - GARRETT HEISMAN WINNER. Los Angeles Times, November 24, 1965
  3. ^ "Mike Garrett minor league statistics & history". Baseball 
  4. ^ Jay Bilas, "Anyone know what NCAA's standards are?",, July 1, 2010.
  5. ^ Bryant Gumbel, "Student/Athlete Behavior", Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, September 21, 2010.
  6. ^ Bryan Fischer, " Trojans never stood a chance after taking NCAA's best shot",, May 26, 2011.
  7. ^ Pete Fiutak, "USC paying for NCAA's inconsistency?",, May 26, 2011.
  8. ^ Stewart Mandel, "What USC's sanctions mean for Ohio State",, April 27, 2011.
  9. ^
  10. ^ Billy Witz, "U.S.C. President-Elect Cleans House", New York Times, July 20, 2010.
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See also

In June 2013, Garrett became athletic director at the historically black college, Langston University, an NAIA school in Langston, Oklahoma. He resigned that position less than 2 years later.[11] He is a board member for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, which is named after Ronnie Lott and is awarded annually to college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year.[12]

[10][1].Pat Haden, announced major changes in the athletic department, including Garrett's replacement (effective August 3, 2010) by businessman and former USC quarterback Max Nikias On July 20, 2010, USC's incoming president, [9]

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