Name: David Garza
Position: Defender
Sport: Soccer
Discipline(s): 7 A Side Soccer
Classification: FT6
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
DOB: 4/24/1993
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Bonita Vista High School (Chula Vista, California) '12
College: California State University-Dominguez Hills ’16, Criminal Justice
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, 7th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – 6th
  • Years of Participation: 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Top Finish: 5th – 2017
Personal: Son of Israel and Nancy…Has one brother, Robert…Began playing soccer at five years old…Was in a car accident in 2012 that left him in a coma for over five weeks…Endured seven major surgeries…Was awarded an ROTC scholarship from the Army…Played his first major tournament with the national team in 2014 at the Copa America…Has served as a team captain since 2014…Played every second of the six games at the 2017 world championships…Hobbies include watching and playing sports, movies, hanging out at the park and going to any kind of theme park, especially Six Flags.