Orlando Apollos Linebacker Terence Garvin Named AAF’s First Ever Defensive Player of the Week
By Tom Alexander, The Alliance // February 13, 2019
Garvin had 11 tackles, two int's, pick six
ABOVE VIDEO: Highlights of the Orlando Apollos dominating 40-6 win over the Atlanta Legends at Spectrum Sports Stadium.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Orlando Apollos linebacker Terence Garvin made more history on Tuesday when The Alliance of American Football named him its inaugural Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday night’s 40-6 win over the Atlanta Legends.
Garvin made a team-high 11 tackles and intercepted two passes in the Week 1, returning one 51 yards for the first pick-six in The Alliance’s history.
Garvin, a 6-3, 245-pound inside linebacker out of the University of West Virginia, spent six seasons in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.
The Baltimore native is also one of the Apollos’ team captains.
The Orlando Apollos travel to San Antonio to take on the Commanders in Week 2. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Sunday and will be televised by CBS Sports Network. For tickets to all Apollos home games, click here.
After Saturday’s game, Garvin said he thought Atlanta quarterback Matt Simms might tackle him following the second interception, the one he returned for a score.
ABOVE VIDEO: Garvin, a 6-3, 245-pound inside linebacker out of the University of West Virginia, spent six seasons in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.
“It (the ball) got heavy. I was trying to get to the end zone, and saw the quarterback had a little angle on me, so I tried to cut back. I was just trying to get there at that point,” he said.
“Terence is a leader on defense,” defensive coordinator Bob Sanders said. “We (the Apollos coaches) always say, ‘The standard’s the standard.’ That’s the standard for him and he came out and played well.”
Garvin was a little surprised to learn about the honor. “It’s exciting. I appreciate it,” he said. “There’s a lot more work to be done, so I’m excited to get back to work and get ready for San Antonio (in Week 2).
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