Fairview's Levi Garner and Parker Martin are heading across state lines this weekend to take part in the Blue-Grey Super Regional Combine in Hendersonville, Tenn.

Garner and Martin earned invitations to the combine — one of only eight around the country — after superb junior and sophomore seasons, respectively.

A two-way lineman, Garner put together quite the highlight reel for the Aggies.

He helped pave the way for an offense that racked up 4,620 yards and averaged 35.3 points per game. 

Garner graded at 83 percent with 17 pancakes and just two sacks allowed.

Defensively, he registered 52 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and three pass breakups to help Fairview reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

He earned All-State (Class 4A second-team offensive lineman), All-Area (first-team offensive lineman) and All-County (first-team defensive lineman) honors as well.

Red Zone Prospects currently rates him as a three-star prospect.

Garner, who sports an offer from LaGrange and interest from other schools, is excited to see what comes from the weekend ahead.

"It’s a great opportunity for us to go show what we can do and get some exposure for college," Garner said. "It’ll be a fun experience to see where we are compared against other guys in this region. I'm ready for it."

A good effort from Garner could secure him an invitation to one of four Blue-Grey All-American Bowls down the road.

Martin, meanwhile, delivered in a big way as a sophomore.

He completed 122 of 197 passes for 1,435 yards, 15 touchdowns and five interceptions, tallied 565 yards and two touchdowns on 101 carries, and secured 92 tackles, 11 pass breakups, five interceptions, five fumble recoveries and four tackles for loss on defense.

Martin also piled up numerous postseason honors — All-State (Class 4A first-team defensive back), All-Area (Player of the Year), All-County (Defensive MVP) and All-Region 7 (Defensive Player of the Year) — for his work on the field.

"Levi and I have talked about it a lot," Martin said of the combine. "We’re real excited to go and see what we have. We want to see how we compete against others, see what we need to improve on. We’re ready for it."

Fairview coach George Redding couldn't be happier for both players.

"Those two kids are outstanding players for our program and our school and this area," he said. "Being able to go to a big-time combine like that to showcase the skills and put themselves in a competitive environment … I'm just really fired up for those guys."

Jake Winfrey can be reached at 256-734-2131, ext. 236 or at jwinfrey@cullmantimes.com.​

You must be logged in to react.
Click any reaction to login.
0
0
0
0
0

Recommended for you