Maurice Gallery - 20
Maurice Gallery

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Mobile, Ala.

High School:
Vigor

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
Running Back

Birthdate:
11/28/1978

Experience:
2VL


An outstanding all-around athlete who originally made his mark at UAB as a kick returner...moved to defense prior to the 1999 season...spent 2000 spring practice on non-contact status to allow for recovery from a nagging shoulder injury...one of the top return specialists in UAB history, Gallery currently ranks third among UAB career leaders in kickoff returns (39) and kickoff-return yards (908); he also currently holds the record for average per return at 23.3....1999: Saw action in 10 games, with nine total tackles (8 unassisted, 1 assist), one tackle for loss, one interception (vs.ULM, 10/2) and one pass breakup....was slowed in the late season by a pinched nerve in his neck....1998: Saw action in all 11 games and started three contests at wingback...ranked 24th among individual leaders in Division I-A for kickoff returns (24.92 avg)...led team in kickoff returns with 25 returns for 623 yards ...averaged 24.92 yards per return ...set single-season records for returns, return yards and average per return...Made collegiate debut and first start in season opener at No. 3 Nebraska (9/5)...had two kickoff returns for 58 yards in that game...had season-high four kickoff returns at Louisiana Tech (10/17) and vs. No. 21 Virginia Tech (10/24)...had three returns for 88 yards at No. 2 Tennessee (11/7)...had eight carries for 32 yards on the year...1997: Sat out season as a redshirt...HIGH SCHOOL: Three- year starter and four-year letterwinner for Coach James Perine at Vigor High School ...played in Alabama- Mississippi All-Star Game...All-State as a senior ...Mobile Offensive Player of the Year...All-City...Crichton Optimist Club Back of the Year...rushed for 1,828 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior...averaged 11.15 yards per carry...rushed for 773 yards and five touchdowns as a junior with a 6.23 yards per carry average...posted 1,000 yards as a sophomore and more than 800 yards as a freshman ...also had 14 receptions for 231 yards during his last two seasons ...team was 30-7 during his last three seasons...high-school teammate of Blazer safety Adrian Singleton... PERSONAL: Born Nov. 28, 1978, in Mobile, Ala. ...son of Frank and Eva Gallery...A history major with a broadcasting minor.
 
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