Ben Garland NFL Career
Ben Garland is first-year offensive guard who originally entered the NFL with the Broncos as a college free agent on April 30, 2010… Competed with the Broncos during the 2010 preseason before spending 2010-11 on Denver’s reserve/military list while fulfilling his obligations to the Air Force Academy… Competed as a defensive lineman on the club’s practice squad in 2012 before making the switch to offensive guard… Totaled 115 tackles (52 solo), 11.5 sacks (66 yds.), three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks in 39 career games (34 starts) for the Air Force Falcons… Opened all 13 contests as a senior and totaled 45 tackles (21 solo) and 4.5 sacks (30 yds.) to earn second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors from the league coaches… Started all 13 games at nose guard as a junior and placed fourth on Air Force with 7.5 tackles for a loss (28 yds.) while adding 39 total stops and four sacks… Played all 13 games (8 starts) as a sophomore and finished second among the team’s defensive linemen with 31 tackles (15 solo)… Played four games as a true freshman for the Falcons… Earned first-team all-state honors in football as a senior at Central High School in Grand Junction, Colo., and played one year of basketball at the school… Sworn into the Colorado Air National Guard on May 31, 2012, where he currently serves as a public affairs officer… Served as an element leader in Cadet Squadron 27 at Air Force and majored in systems engineering… Ben Garland was born on April 6, 1988, in Grand Junction, Colo.