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Watch 49ers First-round Pick Joshua Garnett Perform Biology Research at Stanford

Posted May 17, 2016

Go inside the laboratory with Garnett as he explains the research he completed for renowned regenerative medicine doctor Michael Longaker.



As you probably know by now, there's more to Joshua Garnett than football.

The Stanford product studied human biology with an emphasis on human health and human performance during his time in Palo Alto. 

Last fall, Garnett's class schedule included Spanish III, Physics 25, Human Nutrition and Biology of Stem Cells. That's in addition to being a captain for the Pac-12 champion Cardinal, who went 12-2 and defeated Iowa in the Rose Bowl. 

When Garnett's NFL career is over, he plans to become a trauma surgeon in an ER.

"Coming to Stanford really gave us the opportunity to figure out, 'Hey, if we really want to play football at a high level, you have to invest that time,'" Garnett said. "It's the same thing in the medical profession. If you want to be the best in your field, you have to put a lot of time and effort into that."

In December, Stanford Athletics produced the above video to highlight the work Garnett and a teammate completed for renowned regenerative medicine doctor Michael Longaker.

We'll spare you the agony of us trying to explain the specifics of Garnett's research. Watch the video to get a better appreciation of the first-round pick's remarkable work ethic.