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Garrett Ross Sickels (born September 24, 1994) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent.[1] He played college football at Penn State.

Garrett Sickels
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-24) September 24, 1994 (age 24)
Red Bank, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school:Red Bank Regional
(Little Silver, New Jersey)
College:Penn State
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2016)
  • Third Team All-Big Ten (2015)
  • Penn State Co-Defensive Player of the Year (2016)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Contents

High school careerEdit

Sickels played all four years at Red Bank Regional High School, but didn't see significant playing time until his junior year playing mostly special teams his first two years. He recorded 194 tackles, 25 sacks, nine forced fumbles and eight blocked kicks in his career. Selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American game, where he roomed with future Nittany Lion teammate Brendan Mahon. Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com and was the Rivals.com No. 3 overall prep player in New Jersey.

Sickels also played lacrosse during high school as well.

College careerEdit

Sickles arrived at Penn State in 2013 but redshirted his true freshman season. Sickles racked up over 90 tackles, 29 of which were tackles for loss or no gain. Sickles best performance was on October 22, 2016, when he had 9 tackles including 2.5 sacks vs Ohio State. After his junior season he was named to Phil Steele's and the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten third team, Selected All-Big Ten second team by the conference coaches and All-Big Ten third team by the media panel. Named Most Valuable Defensive Player at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.

On January 4, 2017, Sickles declared for the 2017 NFL Draft.[2]

College career statisticsEdit

Season Tackles Interceptions
Year Team G Tot Solo Ast Sack FF Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2014 Penn State 7 11 7 4 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 Penn State 12 36 13 23 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Penn State 14 47 23 24 6.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 33 94 43 51 11.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
261 lb
(118 kg)
32 18 in
(0.82 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.90 s 1.72 s 2.84 s 4.41 s 7.21 s 28.0 in
(0.71 m)
8 ft 8 in
(2.64 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3][4][5]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

After going undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, Sickels signed with the Indianapolis Colts on May 3, 2017.[6] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Colts' practice squad the next day.[7][8] He was released on September 12, 2017.[9]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On September 25, 2017, Sickels was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.[10] He was released on October 3, 2017.[11]

Los Angeles RamsEdit

On October 12, 2017, Sickels was signed to the Los Angeles Rams' practice squad.[12] He was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2017.[13]

On August 4, 2018, Sickels was waived/injured by the Rams and placed on injured reserve.[14] Without Sickels, the Rams reached Super Bowl LIII where they lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Garrett Sickels signs as UFA with Colts". Centre Daily Times. April 30, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sickles declaring for NFL Draft". Penn State. January 4, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Garrett Sickles NFL Draft Combine Bio". NFL.com. March 5, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Garrett Sickels". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Former PSU DE Garrett Sickles NFL Combine". March 5, 2017. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Bowen, Kevin (May 4, 2017). "Who Are The Colts 18 Undrafted Free Agents In 2017?". Colts.com. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  8. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 3, 2017). "Colts Add Seven To Initial 2017 Practice Squad". Colts.com.
  9. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Sign Matt Jones Back To Practice Squad". Colts.com. September 12, 2017.
  10. ^ "Browns sign DL Garrett Sickels to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Browns place LB Dominique Alexander on IR, elevate LB Deon King". ClevelandBrowns.com. October 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "Rams Sign LB Garrett Sickels To Practice Squad". October 12, 2017.
  13. ^ Williams, Charean (December 27, 2017). "Rams place Marqui Christian on IR". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  14. ^ Simmons, Myles (August 4, 2018). "Rams Waive OLB Garrett Sickels". TheRams.com.

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