10 Darell Garretson
Darell Garretson


Chandler, Ariz.

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Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200




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HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2013).

UTAH STATE: An athletic quarterback with a very strong arm... Has a lot of moxie and quarterback smarts... An intelligent player who throws a very accurate pass... A proven winner... Switching jersey to No. 10 after wearing No. 6 last season.

CAREER RECORDS: Won his first five career starts at quarterback, which is a school record.

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS: Set the freshman record for passing yards by a quarterback with 1,446... Completed 60.3 percent of his passes (126-of-209) as a freshman to rank fifth all-time in school history for a single-season.

SINGLE-GAME RECORDS: Set the single-game passing record by a freshman with 370 yards against Hawai'i (11/2/13).

2013 (FR): Played in eight games, including starting the final seven... Set the USU freshman record by winning his first five career starts and ended the season with a 6-1 record as a starter... Is the first Aggie freshman to win his first start since Riley Nelson in 2006... Was one of just 21 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) freshmen quarterbacks to start in 2013... Set the USU freshman record for passing yards in a game with 370 as he was 28-of-41 passing with three touchdowns, all of which are career-highs, against Hawai'i (11/2)... Those 370 passing yards also rank as the 20th-most in a single-game in school history... Also had three touchdown passes against Wyoming (11/30) as he was 20-of-29 passing for 156 yards... Threw for 298 yards at UNLV (11/9) as he was 17-of-29 passing with one touchdown... Also had touchdown passes against Boise State (10/12), at New Mexico (10/19) and against No. 24 Northern Illinois in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl... Finished the year completing 126-of-209 passes (.603) for 1,446 yards (180.8 ypg) with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions... Those 1,446 passing yards are also a USU freshman record... Carried the ball 60 times for a net gain of 33 yards (0.6 ypc) with a career-long rush of 22 yards against Colorado State... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Arizona Section I first-team all-state and first-team all-district honors as a prep senior at Chandler (Ariz.) High School as he was 211-of-316 (.668) passing for 3,065 yards with 27 touchdowns and just six interceptions... Passed for at least 400 yards five times during his senior season... Also rushed for 347 yards and seven touchdowns as he helped the Wolves to a 7-4 record... Was named the U.S. Marine Corps Elite Warrior Arizona Player of the Year and National Football Foundation Danny White Award winner as the top quarterback in Arizona as a prep senior... Was also his high school's MVP and a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete... Earned honorable mention all-state and first-team all-section honors during his junior year as he completed 108-of-180 passes for 2,051 yards with 19 touchdowns and six interceptions... Ranks first all-time at Chandler HS in career passing yards (5,450) and career passing touchdowns (50), while also ranking first for a single season in passing yards (3,056), passing touchdowns (27), completions (211), attempts (316) and completion percentage (.668)... Was also named the 2012 Semper Fidelis Junior Rank Southwest Combine Offensive MVP.

PERSONAL: One of four children of Richard and Wendy Garretson... His father played wide receiver at San Diego State and his older brother, Leshawn George, played wide receiver at Montana... Has a cousin, Jason Garretson, who plays basketball at MidAmerica Nazarene University... Is the grandson of former NBA referee Darell Garretson and nephew of NBA referee Ron Garretson... Attended the same high school as current Aggie sophomore safety Devin Centers and current Aggie junior linebacker Michael Okonkwo... Undeclared on a college major.

2013 (Fr.) 8/7 126-209-7 .603 1446 10 48 127.5
RUSHING Att. Yds. LG TD Avg./G
2013 (Fr.) 60 33 0.6 0 22
TOTAL OFFENSE Rush Pass Total Avg./G
2013 (Fr.) 33 1,446 1,478 184.8
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