NFL Bound: Garrett is Game

By: Jack Barksdale ’19

Two weeks ago, Episcopal announced that Garrett Scantling ‘11 would become an assistant track coach at his alma mater. Scantling’s athletic career after graduating from Episcopal has been nothing short of impressive, though it’s been a wild ride.

At Episcopal, Scantling recorded over 1,200 yards on 66 receptions, 13 of them going for touchdowns during his senior season playing football. In the spring as a track athlete, he set numerous school records. He was recruited by the University of Georgia for track, though the Georgia coach only needed to look at his football highlights to recruit him. This wouldn’t be the last time his two sports complimented each other. After enrolling at Georgia, Scantling enjoyed an incredibly successful career which included earning First Team All-American Honors in each of his four years as a multi-event athlete.

Scantling graduated in 2016, but his athletic career was far from over. Incredibly, despite not having played football since high school, Scantling was signed to the Atlanta Falcons in the spring of 2017, and then spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars this summer. Though he never made an active roster, the fact that Scantling was even given a shot after not playing football for six years is a tremendous accomplishment in its own right. Scantling’s incredible athletic talent and experience will certainly make an impact on Episcopal’s track program.

Image courtesy of Matthew Couper.