Joshua Garnett

Joshua Garnett
No. 65San Francisco 49ers
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-02-21) February 21, 1994
Place of birth: Auburn, Washington
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school: Puyallup (WA)
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Joshua Samuel Garnett (born February 21, 1994) is an American football guard for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Stanford Cardinal. His father, Scott Garnett, also played professionally for the 49ers.[1]

High school career

A native of Puyallup, Washington, Garnett attended Puyallup High School where he was a three-time all-state lineman. In his senior year, he was named 2011 South Puget Sound League Lineman of the Year. After his senior season ended, Garnett participated in the Under Armour All-America Game.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by, he was ranked as the No. 2 offensive guard prospect in the class of 2012, behind only Jordan Simmons.[2] He chose Stanford over scholarship offers from Michigan and Notre Dame, among others.[3]

College career

As a true freshman, Garnett appeared in 14 games for the Stanford Cardinal, playing both guard positions and fullback. His first career start came against Washington State, as he became the first true freshman to start on the Cardinal's offensive line since Kirk Chambers in 2000.[4] Stanford eventually also started freshmen Kyle Murphy and Andrus Peat on the offensive line. In his sophomore year, Garnett played another 14 games.

In his junior season, Garnett took over as left guard from David Yankey. He started 13 games on an offensive line that ranked 18th nationally in tackles for loss allowed (4.62/game), 42nd in sacks allowed (1.77/game). Garnett won the Outland Trophy as a senior in 2015.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4⅜ in 312 lb33⅞ in10⅛ in 5.32 s 1.84 s 3.05 s 4.64 s 7.62 s 29 in 8 ft 3 in 30 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

On April 28, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers selected Garnett with the 28th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.[6]


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