Ever since he set foot on campus in 2014, Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett has been the subject of hyperbole, both for his on-field prowess as well as his off-field character. We marveled when he set the SEC freshman sack record, then smiled when he’d talk about poetry and dinosaurs at SEC Media Days. He played through injuries when many other NFL-bound players might sit, then he’d use the post-game press conference to ask everyone to support those in Haiti.
Time and time again, Garrett proved that the hyperbole, however exaggerated, wasn’t that far from the truth. There’s no mathematical formula to rank the best player/person combo to ever put on an Aggie uniform, but if there were, it might just rank Garrett at the top.
On Thursday morning, Garrett published his goodbye to Aggieland on The Players’ Tribune. It’s a fitting farewell from a player that, as beloved as he was, has just as much love himself for Texas A&M and the Aggie community.