Back when I used to be a huge Denard Robinson fan and even attended a football camp in Ann Arbor during the summer of 2011, one of the biggest names on campus was Denard Robinson’s favorite target, Jeremy Gallon.
Jeremy Gallon is a wide receiver for the Atlanta Legends. He attended Apopka High School in Apopko, Florida. Interesting enough, Gallon played quarterback, running back, and safety in high school. He put up some crazy numbers while attending Apopka. In only 3 years, he gained a total of 5,905 yards of total offense and scored as amazing 68 total touchdowns. Gallon had been a running back as a sophomore, but he was moved to quarterback in his junior year. Although he had never played at the position previously, Gallon became the 2007 All-Central Florida quarterback. He totaled 1,613 rushing yards, 23 rushing touchdowns, and 1,071 passing yards with 8 touchdowns in his first season at the position. He also completed 63.6% of his passes and threw zero interceptions during the 2007 season. Rivals.com rated Gallon as a four-star prospect and was rated as the 11th best wide receiver in the country. He was also selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was named the Orlando Sentinel’s Offensive Player of the Year as a junior.
After a simply incredible high school football career, Jeremy Gallon piled up 8 scholarship offers most notably from Auburn, Iowa, Iowa State, and Michigan.
In June 2008, Gallon announced his commitment to the University of Michigan. He enrolled at Michigan in the fall of 2009, but didn’t see action until 2010. During that season, Gallon made his debut for the Wolverines as a redshirt freshman. Gallon was Michigan’s leading receiver for three consecutive seasons in 2011, 2012 and 2013. On October 19, 2013, Gallon set a Big Ten Conference single-game record with 369 receiving yards against Indiana. His receiving yards against Indiana ranks second all-time in NCAA Division FBS history behind Troy Edwards’ mark of 405. During the 2013 season, he also set the Michigan Wolverines football single-season record with 1,373 receiving yards.
Gallon had a very brief NFL career. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent much of training camp on the PUP list before finally passing a physical in August. By the end of the month in August, however, he was released by the Patriots.
Jeremy Gallon is set to join former Wisconsin Badgers Offensive Coordinator and former Head Coach of the Minnesota Vikings’ Brad Childress’ Atlanta Legends squad. Childress is known for his offensive football mind as he directed offenses that led the Badgers to five bowl game appearances from 1993–1998, including two Rose Bowls as Big Ten co-champions. He also led the Minnesota Vikings to a 10–6 record and NFC North title while battling the fourth-toughest schedule in the NFL in 2009. I look for Jeremy Gallon to have a break out season under Coach Childress while also becoming a household name at Wide Receiver in the AAF. Check out the entire Atlanta Legends roster HERE!