Garrett Wittels was born in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida. He is an American college baseball player with Florida International University Golden Panthers in Miami, Florida. Wittels 2010 end the season with a 56 game streak frames, two hits shy of Robin Ventura's 58 game streak, the Division I record, set in 1987. Wittels is an infielder, mostly shortstop and a pitcher for his team. He wears number 10 Wittels was nominated for best male college athlete Espy Award for his 2010 performance.
Before the 2011 season, he was named NCBWA and Louisville Slugger / TPX Preseason All American. On December 27, 2010, it was reported that Wittels is under investigation in the Bahamas on suspicion of rape from a 20 December 2010 event at the Atlantis Resort and Casino.