In clip one, QB Reggie Ball is able to escape a heavy pass rush and launch a ball 40 yards diagonally across the field to a waiting Gartrell who knows the strength of his quarterback's arm. "Man, when you're wide open like that, it seemed like the ball was never going to get there," said Gartrell with a laugh.
In the next 2 clips, Gartrell shows his ability to go over the middle and catch the ball in traffic. At 6-1/6-2, he's a big target and has excellent hands. He is not afraid to take a hit as seen in the last clip in which he is planted in the turf, but holds on to the ball and hops right back up.
Take a look at some of 3 of Gartrell's plays against North Gwinnett from last week.