Meet Mary Garrard, wife of NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback David Garrard. The couple met as college students at East Carolina university.David has come to believe in love at first sight. David says,”I found the one when I was 25 years old. I had seen Mary around campus, but I officially met her at a college party when a friend introduced us. She was athletic and had a great personality, and I instantly knew she was right for me. We’ve been together ever since,” said David. Mary and David married in February 2003, 10 months after David was drafted in the fourth round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The couple has on child, Justin Thomas,born September 17, 2007.
In early January 2004, Garrard began experiencing severe pain in his stomach. The team doctor sent him to a stomach specialist. Garrard had a colonoscopy, and the diagnosis was Crohn’s disease, a treatable but severely painful problem in the intestinal tract. David lost almost 40 pounds, and doctors told him surgery was needed. They operated in June 2004 and removed a portion of his intestines. A little more than a month later, Garrard was back on the football field.