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Portrait of Progression

Terence Garvin

As players move through their collegiate football careers, they are automatically assumed to be earning positions of leadership on the team as they grow from callow freshmen to confident juniors and seniors. That process, however, is a long one, and it's often fraught with some tough lessons.

At first glance, no one would consider the career of Terence Garvin to be anything other than an unqualified success to this point. The Baltimore, Md., native avoided a redshirt during his freshman year of 2009, and while his stats weren't huge (10 tackles in 10 games), the mere fact that he got on the field at all put him far ahead of the typical collegian's career. In addition to his backup... Recommended Stories