Ben Garland

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#63

Experience: 8 years

Height: 6-5

Age: 33

Weight: 304 lbs

College: Air Force

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Biography

Ben Garland became a free agent in March of 2021.

Golden Nuggets

  • 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
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