Joey Galloway Inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to Seahawks alumni Joey Galloway, who was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 18, 2015. Galloway was a four-year letter winner at wide receiver for the Buckeyes from 1991-94. He played in 36 games and started 27 times at split end; and he finished his career as one of the great receivers in school history with 108 receptions for 1,894 yards and 19 touchdowns, totals that would be much higher had he not missed all but two games of the 1992 season because of injury. He still ranked in the Top 5 in school history in receptions (fourth), receiving yards (fourth) and touchdowns (second) while averaging more than 17 yards per catch.

A two-time All-Big Ten Conference honoree and a Third Team Associated Press All-American in 1993, he capped his career with eight receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns against Alabama in the 1995 Citrus Bowl.

Galloway was also an outstanding student. He was honored with a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholarship in 1994 — just the 15th Buckeye in school history to achieve the honor — and he was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree who majored in marketing.

JoeyGalloway230_1020He was the eighth overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft by the Seahawks, where he would play for five seasons (1995-1999). Galloway amassed 701 receptions for 10,950 yards and 77 touchdowns during a 15-year NFL career, including all-rookie team honors in 1995. He also had 1,349 punt return yards and, in addition to playing for Seattle, he played for Dallas (2000-2003), Tampa Bay (2004-2008), New England & Pittsburgh (2009) and Washington (2010).

A native of Bellaire, Ohio, Galloway lives in Columbus and is a college football analyst and studio host for ESPN.