In three years with the Trojan teams, he gained 4,876 yards in rushing, passing, receiving, punt returns and kickoff returns. This is approximately 2.7 miles. Garrett's rushing record of 3,221 yards with 30 touchdowns led the nation's runners in 1965 and broke Ollie Matson's 15-year-old NCAA career mark. The 5'9" 189-pound halfback holds nearly all of his college's football offensive records and many of the AAWU Conference on the West Coast.
Garrett was awarded the 1965 W.J. Voit Memorial Trophy as the outstanding football player on the Pacific Coast and was the first USC player to win the Heisman Trophy
USC's Mike Garrett, who was also a standout baseball player for the Trojans, won in the East, South and Far West. Tulsa's Howard Twilley, who later became a pro star with the Miami Dolphins, recorded the best finish for a receiver in the Heisman balloting since Yale's Larry Kelley won the second award in 1936.