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Kevin Garver
Wide Receivers
Age:
30
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
6

Biography

Kevin Garver enters his sixth season with the Cardinals and first as wide receivers coach after previously working as the team’s assistant wide receivers coach in 2017. He originally joined the team as an offensive assistant on 2/5/13 and spent four years in that role.  

Working with the receivers during his Cardinals career, Garver has coached WR Larry Fitzgerald, who has been selected to four Pro Bowls in that span, including his team-record 11th Pro Bowl last season after leading the NFC and ranking second in the NFL with a franchise-record-tying 109 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 was the second straight season the Cardinals had a top-10 offense in the league.

Kevin Garver enters his sixth season with the Cardinals and first as wide receivers coach after previously working as the team’s assistant wide receivers coach in 2017. He originally joined the team as an offensive assistant on 2/5/13 and spent four years in that role.  

Working with the receivers during his Cardinals career, Garver has coached WR Larry Fitzgerald, who has been selected to four Pro Bowls in that span, including his team-record 11th Pro Bowl last season after leading the NFC and ranking second in the NFL with a franchise-record-tying 109 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 was 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 had 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 finished 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 earned a master’s degree in Marketing in 2012. Garver and his wife, Julie, have a son, Jackson and a daughter, Savannah.

Kevin Garver Coaching Breakdown

Year             Team                                             Position

2007–12       University of Alabama                    Offensive Analyst/Graduate Assistant

2013–16       ARIZONA CARDINALS                   Offensive Assistant

2017             ARIZONA CARDINALS                   Assistant Wide Receivers

2018–           ARIZONA CARDINALS                   Wide Receivers

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