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Kevin Garver
Assistant Wide Receivers
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
5

Biography

Kevin Garver enters his fifth season with the Cardinals and first as assistant wide receivers coach after he was promoted in February, 2017. He originally joined the team as an offensive assistant on 2/5/13.  

Working with the receivers during his Cardinals career, Garver has coached WR Larry Fitzgerald, who has been selected to three Pro Bowls in that span, including his team record 10th Pro Bowl last season after leading the NFL with 107 receptions. Arizona finished the 2016 season with 418 points, the fourth-best total in team history while having the #9 ranked offense in the NFL. It is the second straight season the Cardinals had a top-10 offense in the league.

Kevin Garver enters his fifth season with the Cardinals and first as assistant wide receivers coach after he was promoted in February, 2017. He originally joined the team as an offensive assistant on 2/5/13.  

Working with the receivers during his Cardinals career, Garver has coached WR Larry Fitzgerald, who has been selected to three Pro Bowls in that span, including his team record 10th Pro Bowl last season after leading the NFL with 107 receptions. Arizona finished the 2016 season with 418 points, the fourth-best total in team history while having the #9 ranked offense in the NFL. It is the second straight season the Cardinals had a top-10 offense in the league.

In 2015, the Cardinals had the top ranked offense in the NFL and established single-season records for points (489), TDs (59), TD passes (35), total net yards (6,533), first downs (373) and first downs passing (237). Fitzgerald set a franchise single-season record with 109 receptions and John Brown had 65 receptions for 1,003 yards and seven TDs in his second season. Combined with Fitzgerald’s 1,215 receiving yards in 2015, it marked just the fifth time in team history the Cardinals had multiple players with 1,000+ receiving yards in a season.

During the 2014 season Garver helped oversee the development of the rookie Brown, who went on to establish an NFL rookie record with four game-winning TD receptions. Michael Floyd improved into one of the NFL’s top deep threats that season, finishing second among NFL receivers averaging 17.9 yards per reception.

Garver joined the Cardinals in 2013 after spending the previous six years working for the University of Alabama football program under head coach Nick Saban, where he was part of a staff that won three national championships in four years (2009, 2011-12).

He began working with the Crimson Tide football team as a student assistant in February of 2007 after the arrival of Saban and spent three seasons in that role. In 2008, the Tide went undefeated during the regular season and played in the SEC Championship Game, and the following season they went 14-0 and won the BCS National Championship Game. Garver then spent the next two seasons as a graduate assistant at Alabama, helping the Tide win their second BCS National Championship Game in 2011.

In 2012, Garver moved into an offensive analyst position and helped Alabama become the first team since Nebraska in 1994-95 to win back-to-back consensus national championships. They ranked second in the SEC and 11th in the country with 38.7 points per game, and QB A.J. McCarron led the nation with a 175.3 pass efficiency rating.

He graduated from Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 2009 and then earned a master’s degree in Marketing in 2012. Garver and his wife, Julie, have a son, Jackson and daughter, Savannah.

Kevin Garver Coaching Breakdown

Year              Team                                             Position

200712        University of Alabama                     Offensive Analyst/Graduate Assistant

2013–16        ARIZONA CARDINALS                  Offensive Assistant

2017            ARIZONA CARDINALS                  Assistant Wide Receivers

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