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- Rhett Gallego
Rhett Gallego

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Hueytown

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
Placekicker

Birthdate:
01/13/1980

Experience:
2VL



The Blazers' only experienced returning placekicker...has missed only one field goal in eight collegiate attempts and has made over 90 percent of his PAT attempts...1999: Missed his only field goal attempt of the 1999 season, a 31-yarder at Missouri (9/4), but was 8-8 on PAT attempts last year....the miss at Missouri broke a streak of seven consecutive made field goal attempts for Gallego that dated back to the 1998 season (that tied a UAB record)... 1998: Saw action in six games as placekicker ... converted all seven of his field-goal tries, tying UAB record for consecutive field goals made...made collegiate debut at Louisiana Tech (10/17)...hit 38-yard field goal and made two of three extra points in that game ...made two field goals in three consecutive games - at Northeast Louisiana (10/31), at No. 2 Tennessee (11/7) and vs. Middle Tennessee State (11/14)...was 11 for 13 in extra-point attempts on the season...made six of his seven attempts in season finale vs. UT Martin (11/21)...only miss was 35-yard effort after penalty on touchdown...handled all extra-point tries and field goals under 43 yards in last six games of the year...led team in scoring with 32 points on the year...BASEBALL (1999): Had limited participation in spring practice while playing baseball...saw action in 15 games as a pitcher, starting three contests ...made first start vs. Vanderbilt ...posted 2-2 record with 34 innings of work...also had four pinch-hit at-bats...HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner in football for Coach Bill Price at Hueytown High School...four-time Honorable-Mention All-Metro selection...had four game-winning kicks during his high-school career ...four-year letterwinner in baseball ...two-time Honorable Mention All-Metro selection in baseball...two-year letterwinner in basketball ...PERSONAL: Born Jan. 13, 1980, in Honolulu, Hawaii...son of Ed and Cheryl Gallego...father played college football at Cal State-Chico...a history major with a community health education minor...named to UAB Athletic DIrector's Academic Honor Roll for the fall 1999 quarter.