Pierre Andre Garçon, born August 8, 1986 in Carmel, New York is an American football wide receiver of Haitian descent who plays for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mount Union College.
Garçon attended High School at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres Florida, where he played football, soccer and competed in track. Garçon began playing high school football his junior year, not even becoming a starter until his senior season.
Garçon chose to attend Norwich University in 2004. He played in 10 games with 44 receptions for 1,017 yards and 13 touchdowns. His average of 101.7 yards per game receiving ranked 14th in the nation. Wanting to play in more competitive division, Garçon transferred to Mount Union College in 2005. In his three seasons at Mount Union, he guided the Raiders to a pair of national titles. Garçon finished his career with 60 touchdown reception, ranking second in NCAA division III history and became just the sixth player in NCAA division III to gain over 4,000 receiving yards.
With a stellar performance in the NFL Combine, Garçon gained the attention of multiple NFL scouts. He was later drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft with the 205th pick overall. Garçon worked his way up in the depth chart over three seasons with the Colts, eventually becoming a top threat at wide receiver.
On March 13, 2012, Garçon signed a five-year contract with the Washington Redskins. Garçon was an instant threat in the Washington offense, leading the team in receptions in 2012 and 2013.