Position
Cornerback
Height
6'2
Weight
215 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Mesquite, Texas
High School
Poteet HS
Previous School
UL-Lafayette
Experience
TR

Transfer cornerback from Louisiana-Lafayette where he earned third team All-Sun Belt Conference honors in 2021 … 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).

PRIOR TO LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (2018)
Spent true freshman season at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.

HIGH SCHOOL
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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