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85 Days to Kickoff: #85 Gator Great David Galloway

Friday, June 9, marks 85 days until the Florida Gators kickoff against the Michigan Wolverines in Dallas, Texas and we’re going to count down the days with the Florida roster until that game. Number 85 has not been assigned yet so we will delve into Gator history for this one. We go back to the late 70’s and early 80’s to talk about Gator Great defensive lineman David Galloway.

Galloway played defensive end and defensive tackle for Coach Doug Dickey and Coach Charley Pell’s teams from 1978 to 1981. During Galloway's junior season in 1980, he was a member of the Gators team that posted the biggest one-year turnaround in the history of NCAA Division I football from 0–10–1 in 1979 to an 8–4 bowl team in 1980.

Galloway finished with 21 career sacks, good enough for seventh all-time in Gator history and was recognized as a second-team All-SEC selection and an honorable mention All-American in 1980. As a senior team captain in 1981, Galloway was a first-team All-SEC selection, and a Football Writers Association of America first-team All-American. He was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great." 

Galloway was a second round pick (#38 overall) of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NFL in 1982. He played with the Cardinals for eight seasons and his last two with the Denver Broncos. 


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