Members of the Inaugural TAJ-Talented 10th  Black College All-American Team.

During the month of February, (Black History Month) one member of the All-American team will be featured on the website daily. Today we put the spot light on:

N.C. A&T’s Khris Gardin: (Return Specialist) 

#8  Senior Wide Receiver 
5’7″  185lbs
Morganton, North Carolina 
(Freedom High School) 

#4  Nationally in HBCU Football in Average yard per punt Return( 12.8)
#9  Nationally  in HBCU Football in Combined Kick Return Yards (747)
-Third Team AP FCS All-American Team 
-BOXTOROW All-American Team 
-SBN Black College All-American Team 
-Stats FCS All-American Team ( 3rd Team) 


Khris  Gardin is one of the best returners in Football Championship Subdivision/Division I-AA history; he finished his career in Greensboro with  1,594 punt return yards. The 5’7″ senior wide out is now second all-time  in punt return yardage behind Hampton’s Marquay McDaniel (1,668 punt return yards).

Gardin and his teammates were perfect on the field this season winning the Black College National Championship with a perfect 12-0 record. Khris started off the season placing Aggies opponents on alert  confirming his reputation for being a dangerous punt returner was legit. In the opening game against  Gardner -Webb, Gardin returned one of his five punt returns on the day 88-yards for a touchdown.



Gardin finished this past season returning  29 punts for a total 371 yards and a touchdown.He was also the second leading receiver on the team with 319 yards and a TD. Gardin averaged 10.6 yards per reception and 29 yards per game to go along with his special teams duties. The Aggies Senior finished his career with five punt returns for touchdowns and averaged 14.6 yards per return.


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