Attended Germantown (TEN) High School ... All-State selection as a junior before missing most of senior
season with an ankle injury ... Recorded 14 sacks and 78 tackles as a junior ... Scored eight TD as a
junior TE ... Majored in sociology while at Auburn ... Son of Victoria and Charles Gardner ...
Currently resides in Lawrenceville, GA.
2003: Signed from Jets practice squad to the active roster on 12/17 ... Made his NFL debut in game 15
against Patriots and made two tackles on special teams.
Started 19-of-40 games at Auburn and recorded 187 tackles (85 solos) with 2.5 sacks, a FR, a FF and
three PD ... Started every game at MLB and led the team with a career-high 95 tackles, including 2.5
sacks, as a senior ... Named the team’s Most Improved Linebacker in 2001 ... Recorded 55 tackles (26
solos) and a FR as a junior ... Played in every game, starting vs. Wyoming, Mississippi, Alabama and
Florida (SEC title game), at MLB in his sophomore season ... Recorded 34 tackles (23 solos) and two PD
as a sophomore ... Saw limited action in six games, finishing with three tackles, as a freshman ...
Redshirted in 1998.