96 Juan Garnier

Juan Garnier Ohio State
usaUnited States
Boston, MA
High School
Boston English / Everett
Past Teams
Ohio State
2005, 2006

Weight: 315 (2006), 330 (2005)

2006 Media Guide: Transferred from Auburn in the winter of 2005 … sat out last year in accordance with NCAA rules … walked on at Auburn in the fall of 2002, but left school for personal reasons before the season was over … did not see any game action … spent the next two years working and attending the University of Alabama on a part-time basis … missed football and had always been an Ohio State fan (especially of Orlando Pace and Eddie George) and contacted the OSU coaches and expressed a desire to try out for the team … hopes to work his way into the defensive line rotation this year … is big and strong and can give the Buckeyes a presence inside in short yardage and goal line situations … weighed 430 pounds when he was at Auburn, but took up running and changed his eating habits.

2005: Sat out the year in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.

High School: Played two years of football, the first at Boston English High School, then transferred to Everett … played defensive tackle and offensive line … both English and Everett won their league titles when he was on their roster … was all-conference both years … also played basketball and threw the shot put.

Personal: Is the first member of his family born in the United States and is the son of Yamileth Garnier, who is a native of Costa Rica … hobbies include playing chess and debating … would like to attend law school and specialize in civil rights after his football career is over.