DECEMBER 22, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior defensive tackle Haskell Garrett on Wednesday was named the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year by the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.
Garrett, a fifth-year senior, led the 2021 Buckeyes in sacks with 5.5 and was tied for the team lead with 7.0 tackles for loss. His best statistical game came on Sept. 25 when he had three sacks versus Akron.
One of the Buckeyes’ most experienced players and a co-captain this season, Garrett has played in 53 games for Ohio State and has career totals of 62 tackles, 13.5 tackles-for-loss and 7.5 sacks. He was a first team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media.
Garrett graduated last December with his degree in sociology.
The other finalists for the award: QB Jayden De Laura (Washington State), OL Daniel Faalele (Minnesota), LB Noah Sewell (Oregon), DE Mika Tafua (Utah), QB Taulia Tagovailoa (Maryland) and RB Jaylen Warren (Oklahoma State).
Past winners of the award include Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Penei Sewell, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley.
COURTESY OSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS