7. Ian Garlets, QB/DB, 2010

Similar to other Santa Rita greats Sean Cook and Aaron Santini, Garlets contributed as both a quarterback and a defensive back for Santa Rita. Garlets was a first-team All-Southern Arizona defender as a senior and junior and a second team defensive back as a sophomore in 2007. Garlets had never played quarterback when the Eagles asked him to take over in 2008, but it didn’t take him long to figure out the position. The junior threw for 2,037 yards and completed 58.2 percent of his passes, scoring a total of 37 touchdowns for Santa Rita. He followed that with another strong season in 2009 (1,564 yards and 19 passing touchdowns), though the Eagles were shut out 14-0 by Glendale Cactus in the 4A-II state title game. Ian isn’t the only star of his family, as his grandfather “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, is a drag racing legend. Photo by Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star

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