Kickoff is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Falcon Stadium.
2010 (Junior) - Played and started in 10 games ... missed three games (SDSU, TCU, Utah) due to injury ... returned to the lineup for the Army game ... finished the season with 29 total tackles, including 12 unassisted ... had one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery ... season-high seven tackles vs. Georgia Tech in the bowl game. ... had five tackles against Army ... two tackles vs. New Mexico and six at UNLV ... had four tackles in his first career start in the Northwestern State game ... one tackle and a fumble recovery vs. BYU.
2009 (Sophomore) - Played in 11 games ... did not play vs. Minnesota and Navy ... recorded 11 total tackles ... two tackles for loss for three yards ... season-high four tackles vs. Nicholls State ... two tackles vs. Army and one vs. Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl.
2008 (Freshman) - Played on the junior varsity.
High School - Lettered four years in wrestling and three in football ... was named his school's athlete of the year as a sophomore ... first-team all-metro and honorable mention all-state as a junior ... was also named the team's offensive lineman of the year ... first-team all-league and the school's male athlete of the year as a senior ... was a three-time conference champion in wrestling at 215 pounds ... high school football coach was Mike Machado.
Personal - Son of Thomas and Jacqueline Gardner ... has an older brother, Jack ... member of cadet squadron 2 ... majoring in management ... worked Combat Survival Training and Basic Cadet Training this past summer ... is the security NCO in his squadron ... if he could be on a reality TV show it would be Survivor ... favorite class is global management ... listens to Metallica before games ... one word to describe him is "ambitious" ... credits his older brother, Jack, as having the greatest influence on his sports career ... hobby is snowboarding ... favorite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers ... plans to work in the acquisitions career field after graduation.