7 - Demetrous Garrett
Demetrous Garrett
Birth Date: Dec. 11, 1989
Height: 5-9
Weight: 175
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
High School: Hillsboro
Previous College: US Naval Prep
Position: WR
Major: Health and Physical Education

Demetrous became a key component in the Golden Eagle offense in 2010 and should see his role increase even more in 2011... comes into the season listed at the top of the depth chart at the "Z" receiver position...has proven to be a dual threat as both receiver and ball carrier...elusive runner with breakaway speed...has the ability to break tackles...joined the Golden Eagles in January 2009 and has been through spring drills for three years...came to Cookeville out of the U.S. Naval Academy where he attened Prep School and started all nine games...fantastic hands and really quick feet...one of the team's best blockers on the outside...ranked fourth last year among this year's returnees in all-purpose yards.

AT TECH (In 2010): A starter in nine games, Demetrous saw action in all 11 contests and ranked fourth on the team in receiving...had 11 catches for 115 yards including three catches for season-high 40 yards at Southeast Missouri...had four games with multiple catches...also rushed nine times for 57 yards...two carries for 30 yards at TCU for a season-best mark...finished with 172 all-purpose yards...sure handed, he recovered back-to-back onsides kick atempts against Eastern Illinois.

(In 2009):
Ranked among team leaders in receiving, Demetrous also piled up yardage as a ball carrier and punt returner...finished his first season ranked fifth in receiving with 14 catches for 131 yards...rushed six times for 27 yards and returned four punts for 55 yards, an average of 13.8 yards per return...rushed five times for 23 yards against Jacksonville State for a career-high on the ground...also posted career numbers against the Gamecocks as a receiver, catching three passes for 54 yards and finished the game with 77 all-purpose yards...had multiple catches in five games...returned three punts for 51 yards in season finale against Murray State.

HIGH SCHOOL: named Class 4-A first-team all-state as a junior at Hillsboro High School, and earned first-team all-Mid-State, first-team all-region and first-team all-Metro as a junior and senior...voted team captain as a senior...Tennessee High School Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete Scholarship recipient...as a junior he won the Coaches Award while making 44 catches for 819 yards and nine touchdowns...as a senior he grabbed 32 passes for 532 yards and seven touchdowns...on the defensive side, he had four interceptions in each of his final two high school seasons.

PERSONAL: The son of Fetina Garrett and Paul Garrett...born December 11, 1989...full name is Demetrous Keonta Garrett...majoring in Health and Physical Education.