Jan 1, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Daxx Garman (12) throws prior to the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Daxx Garman – Projected backup; Possible starter
Daxx Garman has been quite the football enigma for the past 7 years.
Garman, an Oklahoman native, played football at Choctaw and Jones high school through his junior year. During his junior season, Garman was ruled ineligible because of a lack of hardship waiver. His high school was then told it would have to vacate its wins that involved Garman. He would then attempt to move to the storied Texas football program of Southlake Carroll, but would be denied eligibility for his senior season.
Having sat out in the fall of that year, Garman graduated early and decided to move onto University of Arizona, where he would redshirt his freshman season. Continuing his intriguing movement of schools, Garman would eventually transfer to Oklahoma State in 2012. Garman would then sit out that year and only provided depth but no game time last year.
Garman, regardless of the circus of his football career until now, is still a great physical specimen for football. He weighs about 205 and comes in at 6 foot 2 inches tall. He impressed in the spring with impressive passing ability, even better than the much-anticipated freshman. With all the physical and passing ability, Garman has one large negative to go against him. Garman hasn’t played a live-game snap in 5 years, and no one knows how Garman will react if given the chance.
Garman has proven in the spring that he could make a strong No. 2, given that Rudolph redshirts. But does he have the ability to shake off the rust and take the spotlight? No one will know until he walks on the field.
Some of Daxx Garman’s highlights from 2009 (?!?!?)