Joey Galloway

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Joey Galloway
Joey Galloway 2009.jpg
Galloway in 2009 at training camp with the Patriots.
No. 84, 13
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-11-20) November 20, 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth: Bellaire, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Bellaire (OH)
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Debuted in 1995 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 2010 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
 As executive:
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big Ten (1993)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (1994)
  • Consensus All-Rookie (1995)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 701
Receiving yards 10,950
Receiving TDs 77
Stats at

Joseph Scott "Joey" Galloway (born November 20, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League and current college football analyst with ESPN. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks eighth overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

Galloway has also played for the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins.

Early years[edit]

Galloway played high school football at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Ohio. During his senior year he caught 32 passes for 608 yards and eight touchdowns. He also was an All-Ohio choice in basketball and won the state in both the 100 and 200 meter dash in track.[1]

College career[edit]

Galloway played college football at Ohio State University. While there he earned many honors and finished in the top five all time in many of Ohio State's receiving records. During his junior year he caught 47 passes for 946 yards and tied Cris Carter with a school record 11 touchdowns. His great play earned him First-Team All-Big Ten Conference honors as a junior. During his senior year he made 44 receptions for 669 yards and seven touchdowns, and earned Second-Team All-Big Ten Conference. He finished his college career fourth in both career receptions with 108 and receiving yards with 1,894, and second in touchdown receptions behind Cris Carter with 19.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Galloway was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks eight overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. He made an immediate impact for the Seahawks, setting franchise season records for a rookie with 67 receptions, 1,039 receiving yards and three 100-yard games. He also had success as a punt returner, returning 36 punts for 360 yards and a touchdown. During his second year he started all 16 games for the Seahawks, leading the team in receptions with 57, receiving yards with 987 and touchdowns with seven. During his third year in 1997 he made 72 receptions for 1,049 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 1998 he went over double digit receiving touchdowns for the second consecutive year with ten. He finished the season with 65 receptions for 1,047 yards. During the 1999 season he played in only eight games due to a contract dispute. When he came back he made 22 receptions for 335 yards and only one touchdown. Overall he finished his career with the Seahawks with 283 receptions for 4,457 yards and 37 touchdowns in 71 games.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Desperately seeking an elite wide receiver to pair with Raghib Ismail as a target for Troy Aikman, the Dallas Cowboys inquired about Galloway's availability in the wake of his holdout. On February 12, 2000, Dallas traded their first round selections in the 2000 and 2001 NFL Drafts (with which the Seahawks would go on to select Shaun Alexander and Koren Robinson) to Seattle for Galloway.

During his first year with Dallas, Galloway played in only one game after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the fourth quarter of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He finished the game with four receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. During his second year with the Cowboys Galloway rebounded from the injury from the previous season, starting all 16 games and finishing second on the team in receptions with 52 and receiving yards with 699 and first in receiving touchdowns with three.

In 2002, Galloway started all 16 games, making 61 receptions for 908 yards and six touchdowns. In 2003 he started 13 of 14 games he played in making 34 catches for 672 yards and two touchdowns and led the NFL with a 19.8 yards-per-catch average. He finished his career with the Cowboys with 151 receptions for 2,341 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On March 19, 2004 the Cowboys traded Galloway to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Keyshawn Johnson. During his first year with the Bucs he played in ten games making 33 receptions for 416 yards and five touchdowns. After the season he re-signed with the Bucs. During 2005 he enjoyed his best season as a professional, catching a career high 83 passes for 1,287 yards and ten touchdowns. In 2006 he started 14 of 16 games making 62 receptions for 1,057 and seven touchdowns. It was also just the second time in Bucs history that a player had gone over the 1,000 yard receiving mark in back-to-back seasons. In 2007 he played in 15 games making 57 receptions for 1,014 yards and six touchdowns. Due to a foot injury he missed most of 2008 season games and had only 13 receptions for 138 yards during the season.

Galloway was released by the Buccaneers on February 25, 2009.[2] He finished his career with the Buccaneers with 248 receptions for 3,912 yards and 28 touchdowns.

New England Patriots[edit]

Galloway signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots on March 14, 2009.[3] Although healthy, he was inactive for Weeks 4-6 of the 2009 season due to a lack of production and difficulty in learning the Patriots offense.[4] He was released on October 20.[5]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Galloway was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 22, 2009 after wide receiver Limas Sweed was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.[6]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Galloway signed with the Washington Redskins on April 28, 2010. On November 27, 2010, Galloway was waived by the Redskins.[7] For the season with the Redskins, Galloway had 12 catches for 173 yards in 10 games. Wide receiver Terrence Austin was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster to replace Galloway.

Post-football career[edit]

In 2012, Galloway joined ESPN as a college football analyst.[8] Galloway has co-owned the Arena Football League team Columbus Destroyers since December 2003.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Joey Galloway". Washington Redskins. Archived from the original on December 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ Bucs Release Derrick Brooks, 4 Others Yahoo Sports, February 25, 2009
  3. ^ Galloway finds home in New England ESPN, March 14, 2009
  4. ^ Report: Ravens interested in Galloway? Boston Globe, October 19, 2009
  5. ^ Galloway Released Boston Herald, October 20, 2009
  6. ^ Gerry Dulac and Ed Bouchette (2009-12-22). "Steelers sign receiver Galloway and long-snapper". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
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  8. ^ "Multiple New Roles Highlight ESPN 2012 College Football Commentator Assignments". ESPN. August 6, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dallas Cowboys Receiver Joey Galloway Joins Columbus Destroyers Ownership Group". Arena Football League. December 8, 2003. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 

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