Sun. Jan 16th, 2022

One of West Chester’s newest additions to the Golden Rams football team, Kevin Garland, is extremely optimistic for the team this season. After a victory in the season opener against Edinboro, Garland’s excitement and optimism only increased.Garland, a third year transfer student from Lackawanna Junior College, made his debut on the offensive line. With his speed and agility, Kevin excels as both a running back and kick returner for the Golden Rams. Garland feels he will be a huge asset for the offensive line and special teams as well.

As an alum of Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School in Horsham, PA, Garland had over 3,500 yards and more than 40 touchdowns in four seasons.

“My [personal] goals for the season at West Chester are to send back at least five kick returns and one punt [for touchdowns], Garland said. Also, I would like to go to a playoff game and end the season victorious for the seniors.”

Garland’s favorite memory in football took place last year at Lackawanna University. Warrick Dunn, former Florida State Seminole and current Atlanta Falcon, is Garland’s role model, motivating him both on and off the field.

“Being his size makes me think that I have a chance to my ultimate goal in life which is to be in the NFL,” Garland said. “[Garland] is not the biggest guy on the team, but is a true team player and will do anything he can to help the team win,” Chris Faix, a member of the Golden Rams said.

“Kevin has great ability and is a threat to break a return for a touchdown every time he touches the ball,” head coach Bill Zwaan said. “We really expect Kevin to be a major contributor to the team this year.”

Garland is presently studying for a degree in business management to fulfill a lifetime goal of becoming a restaurant-running NFL superstar- a goal that seems fit for a man of such talent.

Lindsay Heil is a fourth-year student majoring in Professional Studies with minors in Journalism and Health Science. She can be reached at

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