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Mesquite, Texas
High School
Poteet HS
Previous School

Transfer cornerback from Louisiana-Lafayette where he earned third team All-Sun Belt Conference honors in 2021 … Enrolled at LSU in January of 2022 and participated in spring practice … Emerged from spring practice as a player who will step in and make an immediate impact in 2022 … Physical player who will doesn’t shy away from contact … Student of the game … Has great length and size for a cornerback … Will press receivers at line of scrimmage … Very coachable player with tremendous upside … Two-year starter at cornerback for the Cajuns, helping Louisiana-Lafayette to a 13-1 mark and the Sun Belt Conference title in 2021 … In three years at Louisiana-Lafayette, appeared in 26 games with 19 starts … Has 63 career tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks … Three career interceptions to go along with 18 pass breakups.

JUNIOR SEASON (2021 at Louisiana-Lafayette)
Appeared in 13 games, starting 11 times … Named third team All-Sun Belt Conference as a defensive back … Recorded 31 tackles to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss (-6) and a sack for a 4-yard loss … Had 8 pass breakups and forced a fumble … Tied career-best with 5 tackles and 3 pass breakups in win over Liberty … Had 4 tackles and a pass breakup in bowl win over Marshall … Credited with 3 tackles and 1.0 tackles-for-loss in the win over Troy … Posted three tackles and recorded his second-career forced fumble in the victory over Georgia Southern.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2020 at Louisiana-Lafayette)
Came up huge at cornerback for Louisiana, playing in all 11 games and earning eight starts…Tabbed as a Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference performer…Credited with 27 tackles, 1.0 tackle-for-loss and 1.0 sack…Came up with three interceptions, tied for the second most on the team, and seven pass breakups, the second most on the team…His three picks were tied for the second most on the team, the eighth most in the Sun Belt and the 31st most nationally…His breakups were tied for ninth in the Sun Belt and 40th in the nation…Recorded his first career interception and start against Georgia State…Appeared on ESPN NFL Countdown Segment “You Got Mossed” following his pick against Georgia State…Sealed Louisiana’s win against Arkansas State (Nov. 7) with his second interception of the year…Had a huge game against South Alabama (Nov. 14), being credited with five tackles, 1.0 sack and four pass breakups…Posted the most pass breakups (4) by a Ragin’ Cajun in a single game since Lance Kelley had four against FIU on Sept. 24, 2011…Earned a pass breakup and forced a fumble at ULM (Nov. 28)…Notched his third pick of the year at Appalachian State…Posted three tackles in the bowl game against UTSA.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019 at Louisiana-Lafayette)
Made two appearances during the 2019 campaign…Finished the season with four tackles…Posted two solo tackles against South Alabama (Nov. 16)…Added two more tackles a week later against Troy (Nov. 23).

Spent true freshman season at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.

Attended Poteet High School in Mesquite, Texas.
Mekhi Garner’s Career Highs (at Louisiana-Lafayette)
Tackles: 5, 2x (Last: at Liberty, 2021)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 3x (Last: at Troy, 2021)
Sacks: 1.0 vs. South Alabama, 2020
Interceptions: 1, 3x (Last: at Appalachian State, 2020)
Pass Breakups: 4 vs. South Alabama, 2020

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