Overview
Garrett Reynolds is an offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him with the 156th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Reynolds played four seasons at the University of North Carolina. Reynolds is 6-feet, 7-inches tall and weighs 295 pounds.
Prep Career
At Carter High School in Strawberry Plains, TN, Reynolds was a three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines. Rivals.com ranked Reynolds as the No. 51 offensive tackle recruit in the class of 2005. He chose North Carolina over Virginia Tech in December of 2004.
College Career
Reynolds played nine games as a reserve tackle in 2005, then started seven times in his sophomore season, including six at tackle. In 2007, Reynolds started every game at right tackle for the Tar Heels, leading North Carolina with 51 knockdown blocks. He had a team-best 88 percent grade for the season and earned ACC Lineman of the Week honors in UNC's win over Miami (FL). As a senior, Reynolds again started every game for UNC, grading out as the Tar Heels top lineman. He earned second team All-ACC honors, helping lead the Tar Heels to the Meineke Car Care Bowl. After the 2008 season, Reynolds was invited to participate in the Texas vs The Nation All-Star Classic.
Personal
Reynolds comes from a football lineage. His father Art played linebacker at Tennessee and spent one year in the World Football League. His uncle Jack, nicknamed "Hacksaw", played linebacker at Tennessee and spent 15 seasons in the NFL with the Rams and 49ers.
NFL Career
Reynolds was selected in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Before the 2009 season, Reynolds signed a four-year/$1.93M contract with Atlanta.
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