USA Today All-Joe Team (2013)
USA Today All-Joe Team (2013)
NFL debut: 9/14/08 (at MIN)... Redskins debut: 9/9/12 (at NO)... First reception: 11/9/08 (at PIT, 2 yards from Peyton Manning)... First receiving TD: 9/21/09 (at MIA, 48 yards from Peyton Manning)... First multi- TD game: 12/9/10 (at TEN, 2)... First 100-yard receiving game: 11/22/09 (at BAL, 108 yards)... First 150-yard receiving game: 12/4/11 (at NE, 150 yards)... First Super Bowl TD: 2/7/10 (SB XLIV, vs. NO, 19 yards from Peyton Manning)... First 150-yard receiving postseason game: 1/24/10 (vs. NYJ, 151 yards)... First FR TD: 09/30/12 (at TB)
Selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round (No. 205 overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft... Signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2012.
Enters 2016 having played in 116 regular season games with 99 starts... Amassed 485 career receptions for 6,027 yards and 34 touchdowns through the conclusion of the 2015 season... Tenacious perimeter blocker who contributed to the Redskins’ 6,564 rushing yards across the 2012-14 seasons, third-most in the NFL... In 2013, caught 113 passes to break Art Monk’s team record for receptions in a season... Became one of the offense’s key components in 2012, leading Washington with 633 receiving yards in only 10 games and going 9-1 in games in which he played... Has appeared in six postseason games, starting all six... Has 35 career postseason receptions for 483 yards with three touchdowns.
Appeared in all 16 games for a third consecutive season, starting all 16 regular season games and a postseason contest. Finished the year with 72 receptions for 777 yards and tied his career high with six receiving touchdowns... Opened the season with a team-high six receptions for 74 yards (12.0 avg.) vs. MIA (9/13)... Caught six passes for 23 yards and recorded his first receiving touchdown of the year vs. STL (9/20)... Caught five passes for 64 yards at NYG (9/24)... Caught seven passes for 55 yards including a game-winning four-yard touchdown reception from Kirk Cousins with 26 seconds remaining vs. PHI (10/4). The touchdown was the 30th of his career... Gained 51 yards on three receptions at ATL (10/11)... Caught five passes for 28 yards including a two-yard touchdown at NYJ (10/18)... Gained 55 yards on five receptions in the largest comeback win (24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25)... Caught four passes for 70 yards at NE (11/8) and passed Roy Jefferson for 13th-most receiving yards in team history... Caught two passes for 10 yards in a win vs. NO (11/15)... Gained 43 yards on three receptions at CAR (11/22)... Caught three passes for 35 yards in a win vs. NYG (11/29). Moved past Hugh Taylor (272) into the Top 10 in career receptions in team history... Gained 54 yards on five receptions vs. DAL (12/7), moving past Michael Westbrook (277) for ninth-most receptions in team history during the game... Caught five passes for 52 yards in a win at CHI (12/13)... Gained 34 yards on three receptions including an 18-yard catch on third-and-16 to extend a drive he later finished with a five-yard touchdown catch in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Caught seven passes for a season-high 80 yards with a touchdown in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26), recording touchdowns in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 6-7 of the 2014 season... Recorded three receptions for 49 yards with a touchdown in regular season finale at DAL (1/3). Recorded a 39-yard touchdown reception, his sixth of the season, tying his career high set in 2010 and 2011. Recorded a receiving touchdown in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 12-14 of the 2012 season... Caught five passes for 70 yards in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).
Played in all 16 games with 14 starts, compiling 752 receiving yards and three touchdowns on a team-high 68 receptions... Started at HOU (9/7) and posted 77 receiving yards while leading the team in receptions (10). Tied Alvin Garrett (9/5/83 vs. Dallas) and Joe Washington (9/6/81) for the most by a member of the Redskins in a season opener in records dating back to 1960... Started and caught one pass for 12 yards vs. JAX (9/14), concluding a franchise-record streak of 17 consecutive games with 5+ receptions... Started at PHI (9/21) and caught 11 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown to record the 14th 100-yard game of his career and his eighth with the Redskins. Matched career-high with 11 receptions. Combined with DeSean Jackson to become the first two Redskins receivers to accumulate 100 receiving yards in the same game for the first time since Laveranues Coles (180) and Rod Gardner (118) accomplished the feat at Atlanta on Sept. 13, 2003... Caught two passes for 28 yards vs. NYG (9/25)... Started and caught two passes for 23 yards vs. SEA (10/6)... Gained 31 yards on four receptions with a touchdown in a start at ARI (10/12)... Started vs. TEN (10/19) and recorded five receptions for 87 yards including a 70-yard touchdown from Colt McCoy. The 70-yard reception was his longest since an 88-yard touchdown reception in Week 1 of the 2012 season (at NO)... Caught four passes for 47 yards (11.8 avg.) in an overtime win at DAL (10/27)... Caught three passes for 15 yards in a start at MIN (11/2)... Started vs. TB (11/16), catching one pass for six yards... Started and caught three passes for 34 yards (11.3 avg.) at SF (11/23)... Started and recorded three receptions for nine yards at IND (11/30)... Started and caught nine passes for 95 yards (10.6 avg.) vs. STL (12/7), surpassing 400 career receptions with the performance... Caught four passes for 36 yards in a start at NYG (12/14)... Started and caught four passes for 61 yards including a 23-yarder on the team’s late game-winning drive vs. PHI (12/20)... Played in his 100th career regular season game and gained 53 yards on two receptions in a start vs. DAL (12/28).
Started at wide receiver vs. PHI (9/9) and caught a team-high seven passes for 64 yards (9.1 avg.)... Started and posted his ninth career 100-yard receiving game at GB (9/15), catching eight passes for 143 yards (17.9) and a touchdown... Started vs. DET (9/22) and caught a team-high eight passes for 73 yards (9.1 avg.) and also added a 10-yard rush in the first quarter... Started and posted a team-high six receptions for 59 yards (9.8 avg.) and a touchdown at OAK (9/29)... Started at DAL (10/13) and had game highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (69)... Started and caught five passes for 58 yards (11.6 avg.) vs. CHI (10/20)... Started and registered seven receptions for 46 yards (6.6 avg.) at DEN (10/27)... Started vs. SD (11/3), recording a career-high 172 yards on seven receptions... Started at MIN (11/7) and recorded seven receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown. Surpassed 100 receiving yards in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 4-5 of the 2011 season as a member of the Indianapolis Colts... Started and caught six passes for 68 yards at PHI (11/17)... Started and caught a game-high eight passes for 48 yards (6.0 avg.) vs. SF (11/25)... Started and tied his career high with nine receptions vs. NYG (12/1), gaining 61 yards and setting a new career high for receiving yards in a season... Started and gained 37 yards on five receptions (7.4 avg.) vs. KC (12/8)... Started vs. ATL (12/15), catching seven passes for 129 yards including a 53-yard touchdown from Kirk Cousins... Started and caught a career-high 11 receptions, recording 144 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown vs. DAL (12/22). Broke Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Monk’s team record for receptions in a single season (106 in 1984) and joined Monk as the only players in team history to record triple-digit catches in a season... Started and caught six passes for 56 yards (9.3 avg.) at NYG (12/29), becoming the third player in NFL history to record at least five receptions in every game of a season since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978 (Jimmy Smith in 2001, Antonio Brown in 2013).
Fought through injury the entire season, starting all 10 regular season games in which he played and leading the Redskins with 633 receiving yards... Finished the year with 44 receptions (14.4 avg.) and four receiving touchdowns... Made his Redskins debut at NO (9/9), and caught four passes for 109 yards (the seventh 100-yard game of his career) and a touchdown before leaving the game in the first half with an foot injury. Caught the first pass attempt (for no gain) and first touchdown (88 yards) in the career of Robert Griffin III. His 88-yard reception was the longest pass play by the Redskins since Ed Rubbert’s 88-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Allen in a strike game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 4, 1987, a span of 397 regular season games... Inactive (foot) at STL (9/16) and vs. CIN (9/23)... Returned to action at TB (9/30), starting at wide receiver, catching one pass for 20 yards, and recovering a Robert Griffin III fumble in the end zone for a touchdown... Started and caught three passes for 24 yards (8.0 avg.) vs. ATL (10/7)... Inactive (foot) vs. MIN (10/14), at NYG (10/21), at PIT (10/28) and vs. CAR (11/4)... Returned to action as a starter in a win vs. PHI (11/18), catching three passes for five yards (1.7 avg.)... Started in a Thanksgiving Day win at DAL (11/22), catching four passes for 86 yards (21.5 avg.) and scoring on a 59-yard catch and run in the second quarter. He was originally credited with five catches before a scoring change credited him with one run for seven yards... Started in a win vs. NYG on Monday Night Football (12/3), finishing with a season-high eight receptions for 106 receiving yards with one touchdown. Marked the first time he had receiving touchdowns in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 4-5 of the 2011 season as a member of the Colts... Started in a win vs. BAL (12/9) and had five receptions for 87 yards (17.4 avg.) including an 11-yard touchdown from Kirk Cousins in the final minute to help force overtime. The touchdown reception was the 20th of his career... Started and had a team-high six receptions for 65 yards (10.8 avg.) in a win at CLE (12/16)... Started and posted team highs in receptions (seven) and receiving yards (87) in a win at PHI (12/23)... Started and had team highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (46) for a 15.3 average in a division-clinching win vs. DAL (12/30)... Started and led the Redskins in receptions (four) and receiving yards (50) in the NFC Wild Card Round vs. SEA (1/6).
Played in 16 games, starting all 16... Caught a career-high 70 passes for a career-best 947 yards and tied a career high in touchdowns with six... Had three games of 100+ receiving yards (at TB, vs. KC and at NE). In each of those games, he also had two touchdown receptions... Caught a career-long 87-yard touchdown pass at TB.
Started 14 games at wide receiver... Was inactive at DEN (9/26) and at JAX (10/3)... Set career-highs with 60 receptions for 784 yards and six TDs receiving... Caught four passes for 103 yards and one TD (57t) at WAS (10/17). Was third career 100+ yard game and the touchdown reception was a season-long... Was 7-78 vs. HOU (11/1)... Was 5-62 at NE (11/21) and 5-72 vs. SD (11/28)... Was 8-56, 1 TD and 1-11 rushing vs. DAL (12/5)... Reception total was career-high... Was 6-93, 2 TDs at TEN (12/9) for first career multiple-TD game... Was 5-44 vs. JAX (12/19) and 3-35, 1 TD at OAK (12/26)... Was 7-78, 1 TD vs. TEN (1/2)... Started at wide receiver in Wild Card Playoffs vs. NYJ (1/8) and was 5-112, 1 TD (57t).
Opened 13 of 14 games at wide receiver... Started games 2-14... Was inactive vs. NYJ 12/27 and was active but did not play at BUF (1/3)... Was 47- 765, 4 TDs receiving and 2-10 rushing... Was 3-24 in reserve role vs. JAX (9/13)... Was 1-48, 1 TD at MIA (9/21)...48t reception with 3:18 left was game-winner in first career start... Was 3-64, 1 TD (53t) and 1-17 rushing at ARI 9/27... Was 3-50, 1 TD vs. NE (11/15)...Was 6-108 at BAL (11/22)... 66-yard reception was career-long... Was first career 100+-yard game... Was 5-63, 1 TD at HOU (11/29) and 6-136 vs. TEN (12/6)...136 receiving yards marked career-high and second career 100+-yard game. POSTSEASON: Started three games at wide receiver... Was 21-251, 2 TDs... Was 5-34 vs. BAL (1/16) in Divisional Playoffs... Also had one FF after chasing down defender on int. return... Was 11-151, 1 TD vs. NYJ (1/24) in AFC Championship Game... Recorded fourth 10-plus-reception game in franchise history (12, Raymond Berry; 10, Joseph Addai; 10, Reggie Wayne)... Had 3rd-most receiving yards in Colts post-season history (221, Wayne; 178, Berry)... Marked 4th time in franchise postseason history that team had two 100+ receivers in same game (123, Austin Collie)... Was 5-66, 1 TD (19t) vs. NO (2/7) in Super Bowl XLIV.
Appeared in 14 games...was inactive vs. CHI (9/7) and vs. DET (12/14)... Was 4-23 receiving, 22-21.6 KOR avg. and 1-5 PR... Also ranked third on team with 15 special teams tackles, 12 solo... Had season-high three special teams tackles in first NFL appearance at MIN (9/14)... Was 6-25.0 KOR and 1-5.0 PR at TEN (10/27)... Was 5-17.0 KOR and recorded his first career reception for two yards at PIT (11/9)... Recorded two special teams tackles and was 1-32 KOR at JAX (12/18)...Was 3-21 receiving, 1-22 KOR and had one special teams tackle vs. TEN (12/28)... Was inactive in Wild Card Playoffs at SD (1/3).
Four-year player who saw action in 51 games at Norwich (Vt.) and Mount Union... Played one year at Norwich before transferring to Mount Union as sophomore... Was combined 246-4,380, 60 TDs receiving and 19-176, 4 TDs rushing... Also was 20-24.6, 1 TD KOR and 10-10.0 PR... 60 TD receptions rank 2nd in NCAA Division III history... Also became sixth player in Division III history to surpass 4,000+ yards receiving... Started 39 of 41 games in three seasons with Mount Union and led team to two national titles... Set school records with 202 receptions and 47 TD receptions... Ranked 2nd in school history with 3,363 receiving yards... Saw action in 14 as senior... Was 67-955, 14 TDs receiving and 19-176, 4 TDs rushing... Was First-Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference choice and Ed Sherman Award winner as league’s most outstanding receiver for second consecutive year... Was 7-119, 1 TD vs. Marietta and had two three-touchdown games... Appeared in 15 games as junior... was 67-1,212, 17 TDs receiving and 7-106, 2 TDs rushing... Also had 18-yard touchdown pass... Saw action in 12 games as sophomore... was 68-1,196, 16 TDs receiving and 10-24.1, 1 TD KOR... Was Second-Team All-OAC choice... Appeared in 10 games and was 44- 1,017, 13 TDs as freshman at Norwich... Holds degree in communications.
Attended John I. Leonard (Greenacres, Fla.) H.S.... Earned two letters in football, while also competing in track and soccer... In 2014, invested and became a partner for Ashburn’s SpinFire Pizza, which offers made-to-order individual pizzas and salads... Full name is Pierre Andre Garçon... Born in Carmel, N.Y... Is the son of two Haitian emigrants and identifies himself as Haitian-American... Born Aug. 8, 1986.
Founded the Pierre Garçon Helping Hands Foundation to provide resources for Haitians affected by the January 2010 earthquake. Flew to Haiti on mission trips and worked with three other charitable organizations to assist the region... In Spring 2016, awarded $10,000 in scholarships to students at his alma mater, John I. Leonard H.S. in Florida... Hosted a charity event that raised more than $30,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington during the 2013 offseason and raised more than $100,000 in the event’s second year in 2014... In 2014, participated in the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, attended the Power Up to Read Celebration at Oaklands Elementary School in Laurel, Md and was a presenter at the Cinderella Ball for D.C.-area students with life-threatening illnesses or disabilities... Helped with the Smashing Walnuts Foundation fundraiser honoring the memory of Gabriella Miller in 2013... Helped Russell Athletic donate new football jerseys to Theodore Roosevelt H.S. in Washington, D.C., Thomas Jefferson H.S. in Virginia and Springbrook H.S. in Maryland.
Redskins' coaches and players took time at the end of the week to get out in the community and support several great causes.
Wide Receiver Pierre Garçon discusses deep receiving core for upcoming season after OTA's on Wednesday.
Redskins Wide Receiver Pierre Garçon talks about his upcoming charity event, his passion for playing receiver, and much more.
On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins began their second week of OTAs [Organized Team Activities] at Redskins Park. Wide receiver Pierre Garçon also stopped by Redskins Nation and talked about his playing style.
When you watch Pierre Garcon play, it doesn't take long to realize he plays the game with an edge. Larry Michael talks to Garcon about whether he is an "angry" player.