Raiders counting on Garner to lead on the line

One might be a little surprised to find out Bryson Garner played quarterback when he was younger.

Typically, you don’t think of linemen playing anywhere but on the line.

Garner is now tasked with the job of protecting the quarterback. He said he ended up on the line because of his size. And that’s okay by him.

There is certainly less attention on a lineman than the signal caller, but Garner isn’t one to actively seek the spotlight.

“I’m fine with it. People don’t want to see what I’m doing in the trenches anyway,” Garner said. “It’s probably better to just watch the running back.”

Garner heads into his senior year as the lone returning starter from a Navarre team that went 9-2 a season ago and reached the second round of the playoffs.

He’s looking forward to the opportunity to be a leader for a Raiders team with high expectations. And being a veteran, he understands what is expected of him.

Read the full article in the June 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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