Joshua Garnett

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Joshua Garnett
No. 65 – San Francisco 49ers
Personal information
Born: (1994-02-21) February 21, 1994 (age 25)
Auburn, Washington
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Puyallup
(Puyallup, Washington)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:22
Games started:11
Player stats at

Joshua Samuel Garnett (born February 21, 1994) is an American football guard for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Stanford Cardinal. His father, Scott Garnett, also played professionally for the 49ers.[1]

High school career[edit]

A native of Puyallup, Washington, Garnett attended Puyallup High School where he was a three-time all-state lineman on the football team. In his senior year, he was named 2011 South Puget Sound League Lineman of the Year. After his senior season ended, Garnett participated in the Under Armour All-America Game.

Regarded as a five-star recruit by, he was ranked as the No. 2 offensive guard prospect in the class of 2012, behind only Jordan Simmons.[2] He chose Stanford over scholarship offers from Michigan and Notre Dame, among others.[3]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman, Garnett appeared in 14 games for the Stanford Cardinal, playing both guard positions and fullback. His first career start came against Washington State, as he became the first true freshman to start on the Cardinal's offensive line since Kirk Chambers in 2000.[4] Stanford eventually also started freshmen Kyle Murphy and Andrus Peat on the offensive line. In his sophomore year, Garnett played another 14 games.

In his junior season, Garnett took over as left guard from David Yankey. He started 13 games on an offensive line that ranked 18th nationally in tackles for loss allowed (4.62/game), 42nd in sacks allowed (1.77/game). Garnett won the Outland Trophy as a senior in 2015.

Professional career[edit]

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 4 38 in
(1.94 m)
312 lb
(142 kg)
33 78 in
(0.86 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
5.32 s 1.84 s 3.05 s 4.64 s 7.62 s 29 in
(0.74 m)
8 ft 3 in
(2.51 m)
30 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

The San Francisco 49ers selected Garnett in the first round (28th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.[6]

On July 29, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers signed him to a four-year, $9.30 million contract that includes $7.13 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $4.96 million.[7]

Garnett played in 15 games with 11 starts at guard as a rookie in the 2016 season.

On September 2, 2017, he was placed on injured reserve after having knee surgery.[8]

On May 2, 2019, the 49ers declined the fifth-year option on Garnett's contract, making him a free agent in 2020.[9]


  1. ^ "For Stanford's Garnett, vocal leadership runs in the family". September 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Yahoo Sports: Ranking – offensive guards 2012".
  3. ^ "Josh Garnett commitment: the impact". January 28, 2012.
  4. ^ "Stanford at Colorado: At a glance". San Jose Mercury News. November 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Joshua Garnett". National Football League.
  6. ^ "NFL draft: Results, analysis for every Round 1 pick". April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  7. ^ " Joshua Garnett contract". Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "49ers Cut Roster Down to 53 Players". September 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "49ers won't exercise Joshua Garnett's fifth-year option". Niners Nation. May 2, 2019.

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