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Football's Jacob Galloway will enter the Athletics Hall of Fame

CWU will induct football standout Jacob Galloway into the 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame. The ceremony is 5 p.m. May 14 in the SURC Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased online.
Galloway is entering the Hall of Fame as Central's all-time sack leader with 24 sacks. He holds the single-game record for tackles for loss with six. In 2004, he was named to the All-America team by three different sources and delivered as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year en route to the West Region Defensive Player of the Year.
Galloway earned both a bachelor's and graduate degree in exercise science and competed in three separate sports while attending Central Washington. Recently married, Galloway works in Seattle as a fitness director.
CWU Athletics: Congratulations on being selected into the CWU Hall of Fame. When you got the call from Athletic Director Dennis Francois, what was your reaction?
Jacob Galloway: When I received that call I was very honored to have been accepted to the Hall of Fame; it was kind of surreal. I remember as an athlete in the old pavilion, it used to have all the old plaques. This big wall had all the old athlete's pictures and what they had accomplished. All those things they had done seemed unreachable, and when I think about my accomplishments being posted with them it's surreal and to think my story will be there for future athletes to see is truly an honor.

CWU Athletics: When you left Shelton to come to Ellensburg, did you ever imagine having a hall of fame worthy career at CWU?

Jacob Galloway: When I left home I only played football for two years. I only knew of two positions, the center and the quarterback. I had to learn all the terminology and plays like trips-open. So did I think I was going to have a hall of fame career? No. Laughter

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Photo: Jacob Galloway, right, and husband Evan Luckey.

April 8, 2016