Joey Galloway

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Joey Galloway
Joey Galloway 2009.jpg
Galloway in 2009 at training camp with the Patriots.
No. 84, 13
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-11-20) November 20, 1971 (age 43)
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
Career history
As executive:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 701
Receiving yards: 10,950
Receiving TDs: 77
Stats at NFL.com

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 selected by the Seattle Seahawks eighth 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 and a holdout that reached 101 days. 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.

On February 12, 2000, The Seahawks traded Galloway to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for their first round selections in the 2000 and 2001 NFL Drafts (which would produce Shaun Alexander and Andre Carter).

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

With quarterback Troy Aikman playing his last years and Michael Irvin looking to retire after suffering a career-ending injury in the 1999 season, the Dallas Cowboys were desperately seeking an elite wide receiver to pair with Raghib Ismail and overpaid the Seattle Seahawks for the rights to Galloway, while also making him the second best paid wide receiver in the league.[2]

During his first season with the Cowboys, Galloway played in only one game after tearing the ACL in his left knee in the fourth quarter of the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. He finished the game with four receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. The next year he rebounded from the injury, 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, 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. Besides the loss of the two first round draft selections, his contract contributed to the salary cap problems that affected Dave Campo's years as head coach.

On March 19, 2004, the Cowboys traded Galloway to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Keyshawn Johnson, who was deactivated for the final six weeks of the 2003 season by the Buccaneers and reunited him with Bill Parcells, who was his head coach with the New York Jets.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Galloway suffered a groin injury in the season opener against the Washington Redskins and was inactive for the next six games of the 2004 season, playing in ten games, he made 33 receptions for 416 yards and five touchdowns. After the season he re-signed with the Bucs.

In 2005, he enjoyed his best season as a professional, catching a career high 83 passes (fifth in team history) for 1,287 yards (second in team history) and ten touchdowns. The next year 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 (Keyshawn Johnson was the first).

In 2007, he played in 15 games, making 57 receptions for 1,014 yards and six touchdowns, becoming the first player in franchise history to register three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. After starting the first two games, he suffered a foot injury that forced him to miss most of 2008 season (played in 9 games), finishing with only 13 receptions for 138 yards. He was released on February 25, 2009.[3] 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, as a free agent.[4] 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.[5] He was released on October 20.[6]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On December 22, 2009, Galloway was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers after wide receiver Limas Sweed was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.[7] He wasn't re-signed at the end of the season.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Galloway signed with the Washington Redskins on April 28, 2010. He was waived on November 27 and wide receiver Terrence Austin was promoted from the practice squad to replace him.[8] He had 12 catches for 173 yards in 10 games.

NFL stats[edit]

Receiving Stats[9]

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
1995 SEA 16 67 1,039 15.5 59 7 46 1 1
1996 SEA 16 57 987 17.3 65 7 42 2 2
1997 SEA 15 72 1,049 14.6 53 12 55 0 0
1998 SEA 16 65 1,047 16.1 81 10 46 1 1
1999 SEA 8 22 335 15.2 48 1 17 0 0
2000 DAL 1 4 62 15.5 2 1 4 0 0
2001 DAL 16 52 699 13.4 47 3 33 1 0
2002 DAL 16 61 908 14.9 80 6 33 1 1
2003 DAL 15 34 672 19.8 64 2 27 0 0
2004 TB 10 33 416 12.6 36 5 25 0 0
2005 TB 16 83 1,287 15.5 80 10 57 0 0
2006 TB 16 62 1,057 17.0 64 7 44 0 0
2007 TB 15 57 1,014 17.8 69 6 37 0 0
2008 TB 9 13 138 10.6 22 0 6 0 0
2009 NE 3 7 67 9.6 19 0 3 0 0
2010 WSH 10 12 173 14.4 62 0 9 0 0
Career 198 701 10,950 15.6 81 77 484 6 5

Punt Returning Stats[9]

Year Team Games Attempts Yards Touchdowns Fair Catches Longest Return
1995 SEA 16 36 360 1 12 89
1996 SEA 16 15 158 1 5 88
1998 SEA 16 25 251 2 5 74
1999 SEA 8 3 54 0 1 21
2000 DAL 1 1 2 0 0 2
2001 DAL 16 1 6 0 0 6
2002 DAL 16 15 181 0 8 71
2003 DAL 15 20 178 0 8 36
2004 TB 10 20 142 1 8 59
2006 TB 16 2 3 0 0 2
2007 TB 15 3 14 0 0 10
Career 145 141 1,349 5 47 89

Post-football career[edit]

In 2012, Galloway joined ESPN as a college football analyst.[10] Galloway has co-owned the Arena Football League team Columbus Destroyers since December 2003.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joey Galloway". Washington Redskins. Archived from the original on December 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=20000213&id=jvEyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qwgGAAAAIBAJ&pg=6693,3009598&hl=en
  3. ^ Bucs Release Derrick Brooks, 4 Others Yahoo Sports, February 25, 2009
  4. ^ Galloway finds home in New England ESPN, March 14, 2009
  5. ^ Report: Ravens interested in Galloway? Boston Globe, October 19, 2009
  6. ^ Galloway Released Boston Herald, October 20, 2009
  7. ^ Gerry Dulac and Ed Bouchette (2009-12-22). "Steelers sign receiver Galloway and long-snapper". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  8. ^ http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Redskins-release-Joey-Galloway.html
  9. ^ a b "Joey Galloway Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Multiple New Roles Highlight ESPN 2012 College Football Commentator Assignments". ESPN. August 6, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Dallas Cowboys Receiver Joey Galloway Joins Columbus Destroyers Ownership Group". Arena Football League. December 8, 2003. Retrieved November 12, 2012. 

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