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Center’s K.J. Garrett Signs with Texas A&M-Commerce

Center running back K.J. Garrett signed Tuesday with Texas A&M-Commerce. (Christopher Vinn,

Texas A&M-Commerce’s football program signed a large contingent of East Texans this year. The Lions added one more East Texas standout Tuesday.

Center running K.J. Garrett inked with Texas A&M-Commerce, according to Roughrider coach Kevin Goodwin.

The 5-foot-9, 182-pound tailback was Center’s go-to player on offense, rushing 219 times for 1,796 yards and 19 touchdowns. Garrett also caught 20 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns for the Roughriders, who finished 8-3 with a Class 3A Division II Region III first-round playoff appearance.

Garrett’s big season on the field led to a Class 3A first-team all-state selection by the Texas Sports Writers Association, as well as an Football Super Team third-team selection.

Garrett joins nine other East Texans in the 2013 class to sign with Texas A&M-Commerce.

East Texans in 2013 Class to Sign with Texas A&M-Commerce

  • Corey Bartley, S, Longview, 5-7, 155
  • Nakia Brown, CB/KR, Longview, 5-10, 180 (double-signed with Navarro College)
  • Malik Ellis, OL, Daingerfield, 6-4, 255
  • K.J. Garrett, RB, Center, 5-9, 182
  • Traven Johnson, CB, John Tyler, 6-1, 175
  • Bryce Krumvieda, DL, Van, 6-1, 245
  • McKenlee Smith, OL, Whitehouse, 6-3, 330
  • Justinn Spady, WR, Longview, 5-9, 155
  • Cornelius Williams, DT, Longview, 5-11, 290 (double-signed with Navarro College)
  • DeQuanta Woods, RB/WR, John Tyler, 5-11, 185


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