B.J. Gallis
Date of birth: March 27, 1975
Place of birth: Scranton, PA
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Lafayette College
 As player:
B.C. Lions
Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Awards: 1997 - Jackie Parker Trophy

B. J. Gallis is a former award-winning former football linebacker in the Canadian Football League.

A three year starter at strong safety for Lafayette College, he finished his college career with 11 interceptions, 7 fumble recoveries, 309 tackles, 2 blocked kicks and 4 quarterback sacks, He played 33 games without missing a start. His awards include 1-AA Associated Press All-American, Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, All Patriot League Team, 2nd Team All-ECAC and Lafayette College Hugh Stoney Jones Team MVP Award. He majored in Chemistry.[1]

In 1997 he signed the B.C. Lions of the CFL, playing in 12 games and made 45 tackles and 4 quarterback sacks. This was good enough to win him the Jackie Parker Trophy as rookie of the year in the Western Division[1][2] (and runner up for CFL rookie.) He was with the Lions in 1998, but was sidelined with an abdominal strain, and finished his career with the Edmonton Eskimos in 1999.[1]

Gallis is currently a pharmaceutical sales representative for Pfizer.[1]


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