Pierre Garçon, born August 8, 1986 in Carmel, New York is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.
Garçon attended John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, Florida where he was a wide receiver, as well as a kick/punt returner. He had attended Carmel High School in Carmel, New York, as a freshman before transferring.
Garçon started his college career at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, playing his 2004 season there. Wanting to play in a more football oriented program, he transferred to Mount Union College in the Ohio Athletic Conference. He averaged over 60 catches, 1000 yards and 15 touchdowns every season as a Purple Raider. While at Mount Union he led the team to two consecutive Div III National Championships, falling just short of a third.
Pierre Garçon was drafted by the Colts in 2008, and he spent the entire season as a backup receiver. He worked his way through the back up competition and made the active roster in 2009. During the 2009 training camp, Garçon competed with rookie Austin Collie along with Roy Hall for the third wide receiver position. However, at the end of camp, Collie was named the slot wide receiver, while Garçon was named first backup to Reggie Wayne. After starter Anthony Gonzalez suffered a knee injury in week one, Garçon moved to the starting position ahead of Collie, playing there for the remainder of the season until a hand injury (combined with the coaching staff's desire to rest starters) caused him to miss weeks 16 and 17. The 2009 season saw the young receiver carve a niche as a deep threat in Peyton Manning's passing attack.
During the 2009 season, Garçon had 47 receptions for 765 yards and 4 touchdowns.
On January 24, 2010 Garçon broke the record for most receptions in an AFC Championship Game, with 11 catches for 151 yards and 1 touchdown.
In Super Bowl XLIV, on February 7, 2010, Pierre put up one of the Colts' only touchdowns in a loss against the New Orleans Saints.
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