- Max Garcia
- 6' 4"
- Norcross, Ga.
- 307 lbs.
2014: Transitioned to center in the spring and started every game at the position as a senior…Selected to the All-SEC Second Team by the league’s coaches…Selected as the Fergie Ferguson Leadership Award winner as voted on by his teammates…Voted the offensive co-MVP by his teammates and selected for the Greg See Tenacity Award…On the Rimington Trophy Watch List…Graded at 97 percent on 757 total plays…He had over 35 knockdowns and was a two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week…Voted a captain for the season by his teammates…Earned the Gene Elleson Community Service Award for his efforts off the field…Also earned the Iron Gator Strength & Conditioning team award…Helped an offensive line that allowed just 16 sacks on the year, third-best in the SEC…Paved the way for 187.7 rushing yards per game, including five games over 200 yards and a season-high 418 against Georgia…2013: In his first season as a Gator, he started all 12 games, playing mostly left guard and left tackle…Named a team captain against Vanderbilt…Won the Scrap Iron Award following the Toledo, Tennessee and Arkansas games…2012: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules…Named the Scout Team Player of the Week against BGSU, LSU and Florida State.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA:
(at Maryland) 2011: One of only five Terps to play in and start all 12 games…Started every game at left tackle…Made his first career start in Maryland’s victory over Miami…2010: Saw action in two games (vs. FSU and vs. ECU) as a reserve left tackle.
PREP: An honorable mention Class 5A All-Georgia honoree as a senior…Ranked No. 51 nationally among offensive tackles by Scout.com…Ranked No. 52 nationally among offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc…Competed in track (50-9 in shot; 120-6 in discus)…Traveled to Australia in the summer of 2009 to compete in World Track meet…Coached by Keith Maloof.