“I’m way more comfortable,” Gardner said. “Last year was my first year starting, and it was rough, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of adversity. A lot of adversity I fought through, and I feel like I did a really good job of never giving up, never giving up on myself and my teammates. I feel my teammates recognized that, and my coaches recognized that, and I feel like that will help me.”
"He was certainly a guy you saw did everything. They blitzed him a lot, he guarded guys in the slot a lot, he played deep a lot and he tackled really well. He’s certainly a tough player to play against."