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Garrett Sickels
Garrett  Sickels


Red Bank, N.J.

High School:
Red Bank Regional

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 258



H.S. Coach:
Nick Giglio



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Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14

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  • Sickels made the most of his first season on the field, appearing in 13 games on defense and special teams, while logging his first two career sacks among 11 tackles.
  • Sickels was presented with the 2015 Jim O’Hora Award, which is presented annually to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice.
  • Made his collegiate debut in Dublin, Ireland at the Croke Park Class against UCF and introduced himself to the home faithful with his first career sack against UMass.
  • Is poised to make an impact at defensive end this fall with the loss of three lettermen, Deion Barnes, Brad Bars and C.J. Olaniyan.
  • An active member of the team off the field, Sickels is the director of operations of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003.
  • Sickels is among 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
    Appeared in all 13 games…Saw time on defense and special teams…Made 11 tackles (seven solo) with three tackles for loss and two sacks (minus-10)…Earned the 2015 Jim O’Hora Award, which is presented to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. UCF (8/30): Made his collegiate debut at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. UMass (9/20): Notched his first career tackle for loss with a sack for a 2-yard loss to end the Minutemen’s final drive…Made two tackles…Aided a defense that held the Minutemen to just 3 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Recorded one tackle. Maryland (11/1): Notched a career-high three stops…Posted two tackles for loss…Notched a third-quarter sack for a loss of 8 yards…Was a part of a defense that limited Maryland to 194 yards of total offense, the fewest total yards allowed against a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138, 2009). At Indiana (11/8): Recorded one tackle. Temple (11/15): Logged one special teams tackle. At Illinois (11/22): Made one tackle on special teams. Boston College (12/27): Posted two stops (one solo) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Redshirt season.

    ➤ High School
    A three-year letterman for head coach Nick Giglio at Red Bank Regional High School…Selected a U.S. All-America from his defensive end position as a senior…Recorded 194 tackles, 25 sacks, nine forced fumbles and eight blocked kicks in his career…Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior…Garnered All-Shore and all-division accolades during each of his final three prep seasons…Named the Divisional Defensive Player of the Year as a senior…As a senior, boasted 75 tackles, nine sacks and forced three fumbles…Made 76 stops and 10 sacks, adding three forced fumbles, during his junior season…Notched six sacks, three forced fumbles and added 43 tackles as a sophomore…Selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American game, where he roomed with future Nittany Lion teammate Brendan Mahon…Also invited to play in the Chesapeake Bowl, the New York vs. New Jersey All-Star Game and the All-Shore Game…Rated a four-star recruit by, and and was the No. 3 overall prep player in New Jersey…In the classroom, was an Honor Roll student…Was a member of Red Bank’s Student-to-Student Peer Leaders organization…Also lettered in lacrosse.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Garrett Ross Sickels…Son of Stanley and Donna Sickels…Has two older sisters, Jessica and Samantha…Enjoys lacrosse, fishing and paddle boarding…Plans to major in finance and pursue a career on Wall Street…Born September 24, 1994 in Red Bank, N.J.

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