13 Facts About #13 That Make Our Hearts Gallup
- Michael Gallup was adopted at 10 months old and grew up in Monroe, Georgia.
- Five of Gallup’s siblings were also adopted, two from India, and three from West African countries.
- He’s the baby of the family as the youngest of eight.
- Gallup once picked out a pink chainsaw for his mom at Sears to help her trim the trees.
Michael Gallup via Instagram
5. This superstar athlete excelled at four sports in high school, earning four varsity letters each in track and field, football basketball, and baseball.
6. He played quarterback his junior year before switching to wide receiver and running back his senior year at Monroe Area High School.
7. Gallup attended Butler Community College then transferred after his sophomore year to Colorado State University.
8. During his senior year at CSU, Gallup was a Fred Bilentnikoff Award finalist, presented to an outstanding receiver in college football, which Cowboys teammate Amari Cooper won in 2014.
9. Run like the wind! This wide receiver galluped across the field with a 4.45 40-yard dash at Colorado State’s Pro Day.
10. The current Cowboys wide receiver met his football hero, former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson aka Megatron, at a dinner and discovered that their high schools competed against one another in the playoffs.
11. Gallup received the game ball following the Cowboys’ exciting 31-23 victory over the Redskins in honor of his ability to play well even in the midst of adversity after losing his brother several days prior.
12. He can catch! During the rookie’s first playoff game against the Seahawks, Gallup caught a touchdown, the sixth Cowboys rookie to do so in a postseason game.
13. Galluping down the field is what #13 does well as he holds the single season number of receptions record (100) for the Colorado State Rams and the most receiving yards for a rookie in a playoff game (119) for the Dallas Cowboys.