Arena Football League Jacksonville Sharks

Sharks Acquire WR Jeremy Gallon

On Thursday, the Jacksonville Sharks announced that they claimed wide receiver Jeremy Gallon from reassignment. Per usual team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Gallon (5’8″, 185 lbs) was drafted in the 7th round (244th overall) by the New England Patriots out of the University of Michigan in 2014. Gallon did not make the final roster, but went on to tryouts with three other NFL teams (the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, and Green Bay Packers). After not finding an NFL home, Gallon signed with the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League in Oct. 2014.

His time with the Bolts netted him a contract with the Oakland Raiders in 2015, but the Raiders released him on May 11. Gallon then went north to the CFL after signing with the Toronto Argonauts, but was also assigned to the Orlando Predators on June 14.

Just after the bye on July 5, the Predators placed Gallon on reassignment, then he was assigned to Jacksonville.

Before his pro career, the Apopka, Florida native had a decorated career at Michigan. As a redshirt freshman in 2010, Gallon mostly contributed on special teams, averaging 21.8 yards per return on kickoffs. Gallon did find is way to the offense, and set the Big Ten single-game record for receiving yards (369), and also broke the school record for receiving yards in a season (1,373).  His skills earned him second team All-Big Ten honors in 2013.

Before becoming a Wolverine, Gallon was listed as a four-star prospect and the Orlando Sentinel‘s Offensive Player of the Year as a junior. Gallon played quarterback, running back and safety for Apopka High School. During his senior year alone, Gallon ran for 1,830 yards and threw for 553 more.

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