Gallagher (No. 71) and Carl Russ loom over an opposing QB, 1973
|No. 76, 71|
|Date of birth:January 2, 1952|
|Place of birth: Piqua, Ohio|
|NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Chicago Bears ( 1974)|
|Career highlights and awards|
David Dillon Gallagher (born January 2, 1952) is a former All-American defensive tackle who played for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1971–1973 and in the National Football League from 1974-1979.
College career[edit | edit source]
The University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library describes Gallagher's contributions as: "One of the finest defensive tackles ever to play at Michigan." In 1971, he was named to the sophomore All-American team. As a senior in 1973, he was a co-captain of the Michigan football team. He made 83 tackles in 1973 and 175 in his three years playing for Bo Schembechler's Wolverines. He was a consensus first-team All-American as a senior, was also selected twice to the All-Big Ten Academic squad, and was also a recipient of a National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame postgraduate scholarship.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Honors[edit | edit source]
In 2005, Gallagher was selected as one of the 100 greatest Michigan football players of all time by the "Motown Sports Revival," ranking 65th on the all-time team.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- "David Gallagher". Bentley Historical Library. http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fballam/aagallag.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- "100 Greatest Michigan Football Players of All-Time". Motown Sports Revival. http://motownsportsrevival.blogspot.com/2005/08/100-greatest-michigan-football-players.html. Retrieved 2007-12-09.
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