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Though Wayne Gallman is relatively new in the National Football League (NFL), his past achievements in high school and college are already speaking volumes and his fans are super excited about his career as a footballer.
Before metamorphosing into a bankable NFL prospect, Gallman was considered one of the luckiest kids in his college football as a result of the helping hand his parents gave him and the way he was raised. Wayne is the quiet type and had parents who were very supportive of his career from day one. Though his father was a free safety player and currently works as a coach/coordinator of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at Middleburg High School in southwest Jacksonville, the footballer has always found time to develop his skills and enhance his genetically-inherited football skills.
Age and Early Life
The parents of the New York Giant running back player welcomed him into the world on October 1, 1994, in Loganville, Georgia, in the United States. He was born to Felecia Sheard (mother) and Wayne Gallman Sr. (father). It is not known if the footballer has any sibling as information about his siblings is not detailed online. Heightline, however, can confirm that Gallman has stepsisters who came from either his mother or father’s second marriage after the two got divorced when Wayne was still a toddler.
He was raised in Loganville along with his stepsisters and later got reconnected with his father who lives in central Florida. Both men eventually spent some years under the roof, where Wayne Gallman Sr., a Battalion Sergeant Major in the Marines, taught his son invaluable lessons about life.
The NFL player owes his high school education to Loganville-based school, Grayson High School, where he played for his school football team along with fellow NFL star Robert Nkemdiche. Gallman later joined Clemson University and was part of the college football team from 2013 to 2016. During his years at Clemson, the NFL player recorded several successes with the time, including scoring his first collegiate rushing touchdown in a game against Boston College on October 18, 2014, defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide football team with his teammates by a score of 35–31 in the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2017, among others.
Following a successful college career in 2016, Wayne decided to waive his senior year in order to pursue a professional career as a footballer in the NFL. He was subsequently selected by the New York Giants as the 140th overall in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The star, who was picked as the 14th running back in that year’s draft, made his first appearance for his team on October 1, 2017, and also recorded his first NFL touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gallman ended his rookie season with a receiving touchdown, 34 receptions for 193 receiving yards, and 476 rushing yards.
As of 2017, the Loganville-born player has racked up for him the following outstanding records – Rushing attempts: 111, Receiving yards: 193, Rushing touchdowns: 0, Rushing yards: 476, Receptions: 34, and Receiving touchdowns: 1. He also won the CFP national champion in 2017 and was selected to the second team All-ACC in 2015 and 2016.
Body Measurements: Height & Weight
If there is one thing that rakes in admiration for Wayne Gallman from the football community, it is his ability to use his shoulders as weapons of force against rival tacklers. Interestingly, in addition to this, he is good at charging hard at opponents and creating additional yards through functional wiggle and athletic speed. Gallman absolutely has his great body shape to thank for all these desirable features.
As gathered from his profile, the footballer is 6 feet 0 inch tall, which translates to 1.83 meters and has a body weight of 220 lb or 100 kilograms. His arm length and hands are measured at 325/8 inches and 91/8 inches respectively.
Other Facts About Wayne Gallman
1. In 2015, Gallman was awarded Clemson’s Offensive MVP Award, which he shared with Deshaun Watson. In the same year, he was rewarded for breaking a school record with 1,527 rushing yards. He was named first-team All-ACC.
2. Gallman once suffered a concussion during a game against North Carolina State in October 2015. The fast-rising star, however, recovered and returned to the field the next week, scoring twice in a victory game against Florida State.
3. Gallman is best compared to the NFL’s running back Khiry Robinson.