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Garrett Gilbert was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the 38th pick in Round 6 (214th overall). He is currently a member of the Patriots practice squad.
Garrett was released by the Rams on August 29, 2014 as a part of final cuts, but was added to the practice squad the following day.
He was waived from the Rams practice squad on October 30, 2014 and signed to the Patriots practice squad on December 17, 2014.
As a junior transfer from Texas (2012), Garrett started all 13 games in his first season at SMU. His season totals ranked in SMU’s all-time top-10 in passing TDs, passing yardage, total offense, pass completions and pass attempts. He had 3,278 all-purpose yards, 2,932 coming in the air, passed for 15 TDs and rushed for another eight. He set a new career-high with four TD throws in SMU’s win over Houston, and passed for a career-high 353 passing yards and rushed for two TDs as SMU topped Memphis. Garrett posted a 37-yard run in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and connected with Austin Fuller on a 67-yard pass play. Against Southern Miss, he accounted for three TDs and 343 yards of total offense. He rushed for a career-high 111 yards including a career-long 74-yard TD run in the win against Tulsa. The team posted top-10 school efforts in scoring, scoring average, total offense, passing yards, passing TDs, completions, attempts, completion percentage and first downs among others.
During his senior year (2013), Garrett played and started in the first 10 games before missing the final two due to injury (knee). He finished the season 335 for 504 with 3528 yards, and scored 21 touchdowns. He added 83 rushes for 267 yards and 6 touchdowns. He finished with 300+ yards in 8 games, including 3 games with 400+ yards and had a 100+ efficiency rating in all 10 starts. Garrett threw for 5 touchdowns (Rutgers) once and 4 touchdowns twice (Temple and Connecticut) and had 7 total TDs once (Rutgers) and 6 total TDs once (Temple).
SINGLE-GAME RECORDS: 635 (538/97) yards of total offense (Temple) is the seventh-largest total in NCAA history…Recorded the top 2 and 3 of the top 10 passing performances in school history against Temple (1st/538), Rutgers (2nd, 484) and at Cincinnati (10th, 403)…5 passing TDs against Rutgers was second at SMU…Recorded five of the top 10 best completion performances in program history , against Rutgers (1st, 45), Texas Tech (2nd, 41), at Cincinnati (6th, 38), at Texas A&M (8th, 37) and against Temple (8th, 37)…Attempted 3 of the top 4 pass numbers in program history, against Rutgers (1st, 70), Texas Tech (4th, 62) and Texas A&M (4th, 62)…Involved in the top two most-play performances in program history, against Rutgers (1st, 81) and Texas Tech (2nd, 76)…Scored the two-highest amount of touchdowns, against Rutgers (1st, 7) and Temple (2nd, 6)…Gained 4 of the top10 most yards in a game, against Temple (1st, 635), Rutgers (2nd, 498), Texas Tech (5th, 431) and at Cincinnati (10th, 417)
SMU SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS: Second in total offensive yards (3795), second in passing yards (3528), first in completions (335), third in attempts (504), fifth in touchdown passes (21), first in 300-yard games (8), fourth in TDs responsible for (27).
SMU CAREER RECORDS: First in 300-yard passing games (9), second in completions (603), third in attempts (1010), second in yards (6460), second in total offense (7073), third in TDs responsible for (50).
STREAKS:Five of the top six passing-yard totals in consecutive games in school history, against Temple and Cincinnati (1st, 538/403/941), against Memphis and Temple (2nd, 321/538/859), against Rutgers and Memphis (3rd, 484/321/777), against TCU and Rutgers (5th, 274/484/760) and against Cincinnati and Connecticut (6th, 403/353/756)…recorded the top five passing yard totals in three-consecutive games in program history against Rutgers, Memphis and Temple (1st, 484/321/538/1343), Temple, Cincinnati and Connecticut (2nd, 538/403/353/1294), Memphis, Temple and Cincinnati (3rd, 321/538/403/1262), TCU, Rutgers and Memphis (4th, 274/484/321/1081) and Texas A&M, TCU and Rutgers (5th, 310/274/484/1070)…First in consecutive 300-yard passing games (5).
AWARDS: Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Semifinalist, Three-time American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (Rutgers, Temple, at Cincinnati), Walter Camp National Player of the Week (Temple), Manning Award Star of the Week (Temple), NCAA.com National Offensive Player of the Week (Temple), Earl Campbell Tyler Rose National Player of the Week (Temple). CBSSports.com National Offensive Player of the Week (Temple) and Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week (Temple).