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Kevin Garver
Offensive Assistant
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
3

Biography

Kevin Garver enters his fourth season with the Cardinals after joining the team as an offensive assistant on 2/5/13. He assists Daryl Drake in coaching the Cardinals wide receivers.

Last season, 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). Larry Fitzgerald was selected to his ninth career Pro Bowl after setting 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.

Kevin Garver enters his fourth season with the Cardinals after joining the team as an offensive assistant on 2/5/13. He assists Daryl Drake in coaching the Cardinals wide receivers.

Last season, 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). Larry Fitzgerald was selected to his ninth career Pro Bowl after setting 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 rookie wideout John 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 quarterback 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.

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