Wayne Gallman
Gallman in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 22     
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-10-01) October 1, 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth: Loganville, Georgia
Career information
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 140
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*New York Giants ( 2017–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Second team All-ACC (2015, 2016)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Rushing attempts     162
Rushing yards     652
Rushing touchdowns     1
Receptions     48
Receiving yards     282
Receiving touchdowns     1

Wayne Gallman Jr. (born October 1, 1994) is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson and contributed to win the CFP National Championship (2017).

Early yearsEdit

Gallman attended Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia, where he played high school football. He was teammates with Robert Nkemdiche.[1][2] He was rated by as a three-star recruit and committed to Clemson University to play college football.[3][4]

College careerEdit

Gallman attended and played college football for Clemson from 2013–2016.[5] He redshirted during his first year at Clemson in 2013.[6] Gallman played in all 13 games in 2014 as a redshirt freshman and made nine starts. He made his collegiate debut in a loss at Georgia.[7] On October 18, 2014, in a game against Boston College, he scored his first collegiate rushing touchdown.[8] On October 6, he had 106 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 43 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown in a breakout performance against Wake Forest.[9] In the regular season finale against South Carolina, he had 191 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the annual rivalry game.[10] He finished the season with 769 yards on 161 carries and four touchdowns.[11][12]

Gallman entered his sophomore year in 2015 as the starter.[13][14] As a redshirt sophomore in 2015, Gallman played in 14 games. In the season opener against Wofford, he had 92 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[15] On Halloween, against North Carolina State, he had 172 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[16] In the ACC Conference Championship against North Carolina, he had 187 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, and four receptions for 68 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown as part of a strong performance.[17] Clemson's successful season qualified them for the College Football Playoff.[18] In the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma in the National Semifinals, he had 150 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the victory.[19] In the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship against Alabama, he had 45 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown to go along with three receptions for 61 yards in the 45–40 loss. Overall, he finished the season with 1,514 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.[20]

As a redshirt junior in 2016, Gallman played 15 games with 1,133 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.[21] In the season opener, he had 123 rushing yards and a touchdown in the victory at Auburn.[22] On November 12, against Pittsburgh, he was held to 36 rushing yards but had three rushing touchdowns in Clemson's lone loss of the season.[23] He bounced back in the next game with 161 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in the victory at Wake Forest.[24] Clemson returned to the College Football Playoff that year.[25] In the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State in the National Semifinals, he had 85 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.[26] He was part of the Clemson team that defeated Alabama in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship by a score of 35–31. In the game, he had 18 carries for 46 yards and touchdown.[27] In addition, he had three receptions for 39 yards[28] After the 2016 season, Gallman decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.[29]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Wayne Gallman Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2014 Clemson ACC FR RB 13 161 769 4.8 4 24 108 4.5 1
2015 Clemson ACC SO RB 14 282 1.514 5.4 13 22 226 10.3 1
2016 Clemson ACC JR RB 15 232 1.133 4.9 17 20 152 7.6 0
Career Clemson 42 675 3.416 5.1 34 66 486 7.4 2

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0½ in 215 lb 4.57 s 1.60 s 2.67 s 4.28 s 7.17 s 29.5 in 10 ft 0 in 21 reps

Gallman was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round, 140th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[30][31] He was the 14th running back selected in that year's draft.[32][33] Gallman made his NFL debut and scored his first NFL touchdown on October 1, 2017 in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[34] This game coincided with his 23rd birthday. Overall, in his rookie season, he finished with 476 rushing yards to go along with 34 receptions for 193 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.[35] Gallman scored his first rushing touchdown in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys on a one-yard run.[36] Overall, he finished the 2018 season with 176 rushing yards and rushing touchdown.[37]


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  8. "Clemson at Boston College Box Score, October 18, 2014" (in en).
  9. "Clemson at Wake Forest Box Score, November 6, 2014" (in en).
  10. "South Carolina at Clemson Box Score, November 29, 2014" (in en).
  11. "Clemson's Wayne Gallman has renewed confidence".
  12. "Wayne Gallman 2014 Game Log" (in en).
  13. "Gallman ready to be at the forefront of Clemson rushing attack".
  14. "Clemson RB Wayne Gallman carries natural gift, purpose".
  15. "Wofford at Clemson Box Score, September 5, 2015" (in en).
  16. "Clemson at North Carolina State Box Score, October 31, 2015" (in en).
  17. "North Carolina vs Clemson Box Score, December 5, 2015" (in en).
  18. "2015 Clemson Tigers Schedule and Results" (in en).
  19. "Orange Bowl - Oklahoma vs Clemson Box Score, December 31, 2015" (in en).
  20. "Wayne Gallman 2015 Game Log" (in en).
  21. "Wayne Gallman 2016 Game Log" (in en).
  22. "Clemson at Auburn Box Score, September 3, 2016" (in en).
  23. "Pitt at Clemson Box Score, November 12, 2016" (in en).
  24. "Clemson at Wake Forest Box Score, November 19, 2016" (in en).
  25. "2016 Clemson Tigers Schedule and Results" (in en).
  26. "Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State vs Clemson Box Score, December 31, 2016" (in en).
  27. "College Football Championship - Alabama vs Clemson Box Score, January 11, 2016" (in en).
  28. "College Football Championship - Clemson vs Alabama Box Score, January 9, 2017". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  29. Crawford, Brad. "Clemson RB Wayne Gallman enters NFL Draft" (in en).
  30. "Giants add a physical running back with pick of Clemson's Wayne Gallman in the 4th round". NY Daily News. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  31. Salomone, Dan (April 29, 2017). "New York Giants Draft RB Wayne Gallman in Round 4". Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  32. "2017 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  33. "Draft Finder Query Results" (in en).
  34. "New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - October 1st, 2017" (in en).
  35. "Wayne Gallman 2017 Game Log" (in en).
  36. "Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants - December 30th, 2018" (in en).
  37. "Wayne Gallman 2018 Game Log" (in en).

External linksEdit

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