8. Joey Galloway
Joey Galloway shook up the Seattle Seahawks’ receiving corps when the they drafted him eighth overall out of Ohio State in 1995. He set franchise single-season rookie records with 67 receptions for 1,067 yards and three 100-yard games. He was also a talented punt returner, taking 36 punts back for 360 yards his rookie season and scoring on an 89-yard return. Another fun fact about his rookie season: he scored on the longest rushing play in the NFL in 1995, an 86-yard scamper.
Before the Seattle Seahawks traded Galloway in 1999 to the Cowboys in exchange for first-round picks in 2000 and 2001 (which produced Koren Robinson and Shaun Alexander), he recorded 283 catches 4457 yards and 37 receiving touchdowns. He wouldn’t reach the 1000-yard receiving plateau after leaving the Seahawks until he put up an incredible 1287 yards for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at age 34 in 2005.
Galloway was very productive in his time with the Seahawks, and his 10,950 career receiving yards are impressive. He is also one of the best punt returners the Hawks ever had. In his four seasons with Seattle, he recorded 823 return yards, sixth-most in franchise history. His four return touchdowns are the most of any Seahawks return specialist in franchise history. Nate Burleson is in second place with two.
Joey Galloway was electrifying for the Seahawks and was always a personal favorite of seven-year-old Ben. He is now a college football expert working for ESPN. Always good to see a few familiar faces on TV talking sports these days.
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