Georgia Military Coll.
Prior to ETSU: Played at Georgia Military College ... teammate there of ETSU linebacker Matt Palmer.
2002: Varner filled a huge hole for the Bucs on offense, giving them a punishing running back ... Led the team with 599 yards rushing and six touchdowns on the ground ... Had a monster game against VMI (9/21) with 128 yards rushing on just 15 carries and three touchdowns ... Had 85 yards rushing against Furman (10/26) ... Also effective in the passing game, he finished second on the team with 27 receptions and 256 receiving yards ... Varner caught a season-high five passes against Furman and against Wofford (11/9).
High School Rushed for 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior at Stratford High School … named first team all-state, all-region and All-Low Country … helped lead his team to the state championship with a 15-0 record … played in the North/South All-Star game … named the most valuable running back in that contest.