Drafted: Pick 20 of the 7th round by New England
Positives: Has good overall athleticism, with the speed, body control and quickness to be effective in the short areas as a receiver...Shows good take-off speed in his release, coming out of his stance cleanly with no wasted motions...Has the ability to avoid the initial tackle on the move...Good route runner who finds the holes in the zone...shows good concentration on the ball, especially when going for the pigskin in traffic...Makes proper body adjustments and extends his hands to catch away from the body's frame...Times his leaps to get to the ball at its high point...Runs hard and strong to break arm tackles...Strong enough to defeat the jams and has decent acceleration to be effective on flats and option routes...Good contact blocker for the ground game, getting proper hand placement to redirect (better blocking for the running attack when operating from the full- back or H-back positions)...Shows good ball security after the catch.
Negatives: Needs to improve his overall strength, as the larger pass rushers tend to wash him back into the quarterback in pass protection...Lacks explosion and pop coming out of his stance and looks awkward when having to kick slide in his pass set...Has adequate quickness off the line, but does not have top-end speed to be effective on deep routes (better on curls and flats)...Lacks technique, strength and leg drive to neutralize line- backers at the second level...Needs to improve his route running skills and must learn to use his head and shoulder fakes to better sell and con in his patterns...Runs hard after the catch, but is not elusive.
Two-year standout for the Cougars, joining the team from Ricks College in 2001...Served on a three-year church mission after graduating from high school...Finished his Cougars career with 62 receptions for 715 yards (11.5 avg) and six touchdowns in 25 games.
All-Mountain West Conference second-team selection...Played in every game, finishing second on the team with 40 receptions for 449 yards (11.2 avg) and a touchdown.
Syracuse...Began the season with 5 receptions for 80 yards.
Hawaii...Followed with 41 yards on 3 catches.
Georgia Tech...Made 3 catches for 21 yards.
Utah State...Hauled in a season-high 6 passes for 47 yards.
Air Force...Gained 77 yards on 5 catches.
Nevada-Las Vegas...Had 2 receptions for 21 yards.
Wyoming...Scored his only touchdown in 2002 on a 15-yard grab, totalling 72 yards on 6 catches.
New Mexico...Added 17 yards on 3 catches.
Utah...Closed out his career with 3 receptions for 27 yards.
All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention...Shared tight end duties with Doug Jolley, starting the first six contests...Caught 22 passes for 266 yards (12.1 avg) and five touchdowns...Returned two kickoffs for 20 yards (10.0 avg) and made a solo tackle.
Tulane...Made his BYU debut with touchdown grabs of 27 & 8 yards.
Utah State...Gained 18 yards on 3 catches, including a 5-yard score.
Air Force...Caught 4 passes for 49 yards and returned a kickoff 11 yards.
San Diego State...Had a 20-yard reception and a 9-yard kickoff return.
Colorado State...Totaled 22 yards on a pair of catches.
Wyoming...Added 2 receptions for 32 yards.
Utah...Collected 28 yards on 3 catches.
Mississippi State...Scored on a 12-yard grab.
Hawaii...Snared 3 passes for 43 yards and a 24-yard touchdown.
All-American and All-Western States Football League selection at Ricks (Id.) College in 2000...Also lettered in 1999.
No injuries reported.
Campus Agility Tests
4.8 in the 40-yard dash...362-pound bench press...500-pound squat...250-pound power clean...29-inch vertical jump.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
Attended Teton (Tetonia, Id.) High...All-State pick as a junior and senior (1994-95)...Played at linebacker and wide receiver...Added All-State honors in basketball, leading the team to the state title as a senior.
Business major...Son of Nancy Nead...Younger brother, Kelley, is a tight end at Temple...Married Summer Theobald on August 5th, 2000...Served on an LDS mission to Omaha, Nebraska (1997-99)...Born 11/03/77 in Tacoma, Washington...Resides in Tetonia, Idaho.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/PG GM/AVG
2001 13 06 22 266 12.1 5 27 1.69 20.46
2002 12 12 40 449 11.2 1 29 3.33 37.42
TOTAL 25 18 62 715 11.5 6 29 2.48 28.60
Drafted: Pick 21 of the 7th round by Denver
Positives: Has a solid, muscular body...Has very good balance, staying low in his pads while keeping shoulder square to drag the pile...Can run the toss or option pitchout to the outside...Powerful runner inside the tackles who keeps his feet running through holes... Effective receiver, especially on swing passes and check-downs...Has good shake to make the defender miss...Finishes his runs with good body lean, getting most of his yardage after the initial hits, getting good production as a chain mover.
Negatives: Has major medical concerns, missing the final nine games of the 2002 season with torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee...Has only fair speed and modest field vision, lacking the sudden burst out of his stance (operates with more of a roll into his run)...Lacks the second gear needed to elude in space...Shows no burst going through the holes...Will catch the ball, but does not have natural hands... Needs more polish as a blocker, as he will make an effort to sink and uncoil vs. the blitzing defenders, but lacks focus to do it on a consistent basis...Lacks creativity in his runs, preferring to drive through the pile and cut back inside that display proper hip swerve and wiggle to make the defenders miss.
Rugged inside runner who saw his career come to an abrupt end in the fourth game of the 2002 season after tearing knee ligaments...A hard worker in the weight room, playing field and class room, he twice earned Academic All-Southeastern Conference honors...The winner of the Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award as a senior, he finished his career with 376 carries for 1830 yards (4.9 avg) and 17 touchdowns.
Started the team's first four games, gaining 257 yards with four touchdowns on 58 carries (4.4 avg)...Also had a 5-yard reception.
Preseason...Failed to run on pro day during spring drills due to a right ankle sprain (was wearing a boot to protect the foot).
Middle Tennessee...Rushed 15 times for 77 yards and a 32-yard touchdown, but fumbled the ball once.
Oklahoma...Gained 66 yards on 18 tries with a 4-yard score.
North Texas...Ran 11 times for 25 yards and a 2-yard touchdown, adding a 5-yard catch.
Southern Mississippi...Totaled 89 yards with a 6-yard touchdown on 14 attempts, but turned the ball over on a fumble, suffering torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee on the play...Underwent reconstructive surgery, missing the team's final nine contests.
Academic All-Southeastern Conference selection...Started every game, except vs. Auburn at tailback...Led the team with 174 carries for 881 yards (5.1 avg) and six touchdowns... Had three receptions for 20 yards (6.7 avg).
UCLA...Opened the season with 76 yards on 21 runs.
Vanderbilt...Followed with 144 yards on 24 attempts.
Arkansas...Totaled 63 yards on 20 tries with an 11-yard touchdown and had a 7-yard grab, despite playing with tendonitis in his left distal biceps muscle.
South Carolina...Fumbled the ball twice and also turned the ball over once as he rushed 22 times for 75 yards and a 3-yard touchdown.
Texas-El Paso...Carried 9 times for 83 yards.
Mississippi...Gained 61 yards with a 6-yard score on 16 chances.
Tennessee...Only had 10 yards on 6 runs, but did score on a 4-yard scamper.
Louisiana State...Fumbled the ball once as he rushed 8 times for 45 yards.
Mississippi State...Had another turnover on a fumble as he totaled 71 yards on 10 runs.
Auburn...Was benched due to recent ball security problems, but did not let the demotion affect his play, carrying 14 times for 127 yards.
Southern Mississippi...Returned to the starting lineup with 24 attempts for 126 yards and touchdowns of 40 & 11 yards.
Iowa State (Independence Bowl)...Gained 90 yards on 16 rushes.
Academic All-SEC choice...Started ten games, leading the team with 137 carries for 659 yards (4.8 avg) and seven touchdowns...Added 48 yards on four receptions (12.0 avg).
Vanderbilt...Ran for 172 yards and a 79-yard score on 13 tries.
South Carolina...Rushed 16 times for 96 yards and a 62-yard score
Mississippi...Followed with 69 yards and a pair of 1-yard touchdowns on 14 attempts.
Central Florida...Scored on a 2-yard run as he totaled 52 yards on 14 carries.
Louisiana State...Followed with 21 carries for 129 yards and a 55-yard touchdown.
Played sparingly in every game, gaining 33 yards on seven carries (3.7 avg).
Redshirted as a freshman.
Bothered in the 2001 Arkansas game with tendonitis in his left distal biceps muscle...Was limited in 2002 spring drills by a right ankle sprain, wearing a boot to protect the injury... Sat out the final nine games of the 2002 season after tearing his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee vs. Southern Mississippi.
Campus Agility Tests
4.61 in the 40-yard dash...440-pound bench press...500-pound squat...320-pound power clean...33-inch vertical jump...30 1/8-inch arm length...8 3/4-inch hands...Right-handed...17/31 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
30 3/4 9 23 22
Attended Millington (Tenn.) High...One of the South's finest running backs and the best senior running back in Tennessee...Rushed for 1935 yards and 23 touchdowns on 293 carries as a senior...That came on the heels of a 2172-yard, 25 touchdown performance as a junior...Earned MVP honors in his district as well as Class 5A All-State honors as a senior...Broke most of his school's rushing records set by Marvin Barnes who played at Colorado...As a junior, playing defense, he had 26 solo tackles...Also the Knoxville News-Sentinel's 8th best prep prospect in the state and was selected to The Atlanta Journal's Super Southern 100 team...As a senior, he was Player of the Year in west Tennessee and was a third-team Fox Sports-South "All-South" pick.
English major, earning Southeastern Conference academic accolades (2000-01)...Son of Linda and Cornell Galloway...Born 3/10/80...Resides in Millington, Tennessee.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG GM/AVG