|No. 78, 76, 70|
|Date of birth:February 24, 1959|
|Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois|
|Undrafted in 1982|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New York Giants ( 1982)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Missouri Tigers Hall of Fame, 2006|
|Games played - started||83 - 24|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jerome Eli Sally (born February 24, 1959) is a former professional American football player who played nose tackle for seven seasons for the New York Giants, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sally learned his football at Proviso East High (Maywood, IL), and after his graduation attended University of Missouri, 1978 to 1981. He was a standout defensive lineman who helped anchor Tiger defenses that keyed Mizzou to four consecutive bowl games from 1978–81, lettering three years (1979–81). During that time, MU had a combined record of 23-13, including two bowl game victories.
Sally went on to a solid professional football career with the New York Giants (1982–86), as he had 7 1/2 QB sacks in 1985 and eventually won a Super Bowl ring as part of the 1987 World Championship team. He also played in the NFL for Indianapolis and Kansas City before his retirement in 1988
After retiring from professional football, Sally served as the defensive coordinator at Hickman High School from 1991–96, and also served as the school's strength and fitness coach from 1991-2006 Sally served as a member of the MU Radio Network for Tiger Football beginning in 2001.
He was elected to the University of Missouri Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Proviso East Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Jerome Sally currently (2015) works as an Assistant Principal at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Hall of Fame Class to Be Inducted Friday". mutigers.com. January 10, 2007. http://www.mutigers.com/genrel/011007aaa.html#sally. Retrieved 2009-05-08.
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