- Named the Perry/Yonamine Unity Award recipient in 2019. The award is presented to the 49ers player who exhibits an exceptional commitment to promoting unity within the team and in their community. The Perry/Yonamine Unity Award is named for the former 49ers players and pioneers of unity and diversity, Joe "The Jet" Perry and Wally Yonamine, and is voted on by the players.
- At the Air Force Academy, served as an element leader of Cadet Squadron 27. The element leader assists in assuring that members of the element comply with orders and instructions. Following his time at Air Force, joined the Colorado Air National Guard, where he spends about 50 days each year with the 140th Wing at Buckley Air Force Base just east of Denver. Is one of four siblings, with his sister, Jessica, having graduated from UNC with her PhD in exercise and sports science.
Awards & Honors
- 2017: Falcons Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award
- 2018: NFL Salute to Service Award
- 2019: Perry/Yonamine Unity Award, 49ers Community Relations Veteran Player Award
Ben Garland Named Week 3 Recipient of 'NFL Way to Play' Award
Garland will receive a $2,500 equipment grant through USA Football. This funding will be awarded to the local youth or high school football program of his choice as part of the Way to Play Award.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Offensive Line
In the fifth installment of the 49ers position-by-position breakdown, 49ers.com is taking a look at the 49ers new-look offensive line and the looming battle at right guard.
Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan's Best Head Coaching Traits According to Richard Sherman, NFL Offensive and Defensive Line Rankings
Richard Sherman discusses Kyle Shanahan's most valuable traits as a head coach, how media stack up the 49ers offensive and defensive lines compared to the rest of the NFL.
49ers Morning Report: Roster Moves, Players Tackling Social Issues, 'I Got Your Back' Resource
San Francisco announced another re-signing, 49ers players are using their platforms to aid COVID-19 efforts and 49ers.com rolls out IGYB resource.
49ers Announce 2019 Team Awards
A look at all of the recipients for the franchise's annual awards.
|3||@Giants||W 36 - 9||1||1|
|2||@Jets||W 31 - 13||1||1|
|6||Rams||W 24 - 16||1||1|
|1||Cardinals||L 20 - 24||0||0|
|5||Dolphins||L 17 - 43||1||1|
|4||Eagles||L 20 - 25||1||1|
|2019||San Francisco 49ers||9||3|
|2020||San Francisco 49ers||5||5|
49ers Host Crucial Catch Presented by Dignity Health Virtual Event at Levi's® Stadium and the San Francisco Zoo
As part of the 49ers annual cancer awareness efforts, the team partnered with the American Cancer Society for a behind-the-scenes experience with 49ers players and breast cancer warrior and longtime Faithful Shelby, and her Dignity Health Oncology Nurse Navigator Cheri.
Ben Garland Earns 'NFL Way To Play' Award for Week 3
Nate Burleson broke down Ben Garland's "big time block," awarding the offensive lineman the weekly honor and a $2,500 donation to a high school or youth program of his choice.
Ben Garland on Nick Mullens: 'He's Always Ready'
Garland discussed Nick Mullens' preparation and work ethic, reviewed his return from an ankle injury and spoke about Trent Williams' speed on the field.
Ben Garland: Trent Williams is a 'Huge Addition' as a Player and Leader
The offensive lineman shared his first impressions of Trent Williams, discussed getting training camp reps at center and spoke about the challenges of practicing against the 49ers defense.
49ers Players and Alumni Congratulate Class of 2020 During 49ers @Home Graduation Presented by Chegg
Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Bosa, Robbie Gould and other 49ers players, as well as alumni Jerry Rice and Steve Young, congratulate recent graduates and share words of encouragement as they move into the next phase of their lives.
Week 14 - 49ers vs. Saints | NFL Game Pass
Relive the 2019 Week 14 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints with this full game replay brought to you by NFL Game Pass.
Baldy's Breakdowns: The 49ers Rushing Attack in the NFC Championship
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger analyzes the 49ers record-breaking rushing performance in their win against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game.
49ers Partner with One Community to Host Private Screening of the Film 'Just Mercy'
The 49ers partnered with One Community to host a private pre-screening of the film Just Mercy. 49ers players, family and executives watched Just Mercy alongside 20 high school students from African American Community Service Agency. Following the screening, the film's Executive Producer, Scott Budnick, led a group discussion.
49ers Best Offensive Plays of 2019
Watch the best plays from Jimmy Garoppolo and Co. during the 2019 regular season.
49ers Make Spirits Bright with First-ever Hope for the Holidays Presented by United Airlines
More than 400 boys and girls from local nonprofits enjoyed a night at Levi's® Stadium. 49ers front office staff, executives, ownership, partners, players, coaches and their families volunteered and provided the donated resources including a haircut, shoes from Shoe Palace, toys, glasses from Zenni, dinner, a bike and so much more.
49ers Partner with One Love and Youthhype to Host Healthy Relationship Workshop
The 49ers, along with One Love Foundation hosted an engaging workshop around healthy relationships to middle and high school students in Youthhype, an empowerment group located in San Jose schools.
49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank Celebrates 100,000th Camper
49ers PREP welcomed the 100,000th participant in their free in-school football and fitness program.
49ers Players and USAA Visit U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda
During a special Salute to Service event hosted by USAA, 49ers players spent an afternoon visiting the U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda. Following a meet and greet, 49ers players received an extensive experience, including a tour of the USCG Cutter Waesche and a search and rescue demonstration.
49ers Host Crucial Catch Fashion Show presented by Dignity Health at Levi's® Stadium
The 49ers held a fashion show featuring guests representing all cancers who have either battled or are currently battling cancer as they modeled apparel donated by Levi's® alongside 49ers players.
49ers Players Surprise 5th Graders on a 49ers EDU Field Trip
K'Waun Williams, Robbie Gould and other 49ers joined a class of students on a 49ers EDU field trip to Levi's® Stadium to get them excited about STEAM education with a structural engineering project and the program's movement lab.