Myles Garrett bid a heartfelt farewell to the Texas A&M fan base this week.
The potential No. 1 overall draft pick penned a letter to Aggieland on The Players’ Tribune. He said that what made playing for the Aggies so special was the incredible support of the fans. The ending, in particular, was extremely touching.
To every Aggie out there: Thank you for making this journey everything I could have ever dreamed of.
This experience was absolutely everything my big sister promised, and so much more.
Aggies worldwide have shown me such a remarkable amount of love. You all put up with so many injuries, and you also tolerated the poetry and dinosaur talk. Through everything, you made me feel so proud to be an Aggie. It’s something I’ll never take for granted.
I love the 12th Man and always will.
Thanks, and Gig ’em,
Garrett’s sister, Brea, made the pitch that ultimately brought him to College Station. She used to run track for the Aggies, and she made it clear to the star defensive end the community was “amazing” and “they’re going to take care of you here.”
The Aggies’ star pass rusher had a phenomenal career. In three seasons, he amassed 31.0 career sacks and 47.0 tackles for loss.
Garrett also thanked Kevin Sumlin, John Chavis and Daeshon Hall. He raved about the spirit walk and the game day environment at Kyle Field.
The most telling part of the letter, however, may have been Garrett’s proclamation of love for Fuego, the taco restaurant. He loves their tacos so much that he hopes to bring them wherever he plays in the NFL.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention something else I’ll miss deeply: Fuego, the finest taco dispensary on the planet. Those tacos were always there for me when I needed them most. Wherever I end up next, I will do whatever I can to make sure that Fuego opens a franchise in that city. This is something that is very important to me.
Some fans in Cleveland, San Francisco and Chicago may not have ever been to central and east Texas to have those delicious tacos. But if they weren’t already excited about the possibility of their favorite teams drafting Garrett, they should be now.