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Eric Gallon

OLB
Position
6'2''
Height
215 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Lakeland, Fla.
Hometown
Lakeland Christian HS
High School

AT VIRGINIA
2016
– Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 12 games … missed the Duke game with an injury sustained in the Central Michigan contest … made one tackle at then-No. 24 Oregon. 2015 – Appeared in five of 12 games for the Cavaliers … made collegiate debut against William & Mary on special teams … finished the Syracuse game on defense after Zach Bradshaw was ejected for targeting in the first overtime period … made his first career start at North Carolina … made his first career tackle against the Tar Heels before leaving the game in the first quarter with a season-ending injury to his foot.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played linebacker and tight end at Lakeland Christian for head coach Wayne Peace … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com … a two-star recruit by 247Sports … tallied 96 tackles, four sacks and one interception to help Lakeland Christian to an 11-2 record and an appearance in the 3A state semifinal round … also posted 44 solo tackles … honorable mention 3A all-state … was a second-team all-county selection by PolkPreps.com … spent first three years of high school at George Jenkins High School … as a junior at George Jenkins he finished with 83 tackles, 55 solo stops and 3.0 sacks … as a sophomore at George Jenkins he finished with 80 tackles, 50 solo stops and 2.0 sacks … son of Eric and Dawn Gallon … has an older sister, Sierra … father, Eric, played four seasons under Bill Snyder at Kansas State as a standout running back from 1989-92 … cousin, Jeremy Gallon, played at Michigan from 2010-13 and left Ann Arbor as the school’s record holder for receiving yards in a season and a Big Ten record for receiving yards in a game … has volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.