Countdown to Kickoff host Doug Karsch interviews junior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon, who discusses what he worked on during the offseason, taking pride in his blocking, and improvement in Denard Robinson's passing game.
CAREER HIGHS Receiving Receptions:9, vs. South Carolina (Jan. 1, 2013) Yards: 145, vs. South Carolina (Jan. 1, 2013) Touchdowns: 2, vs. South Carolina (Jan. 1, 2013) Long: 71, two times (last vs. Illinois, Oct. 13, 2012) Kick Returns Returns: 7, vs. Illinois (Nov. 6, 2010) Yards: 139, vs. Illinois (Nov. 6, 2010) Touchdowns: None Long: 47, at Penn State (Oct. 30, 2010) Punt Returns Returns: 4, twice (last vs. Nebraska, Nov. 19, 2011) Yards: 62, at Illinois (Nov. 12, 2011) Touchdowns: None Long: 32, at Illinois (Nov. 12, 2011)
At Michigan ... has appeared in 38 contests at wide receiver and kick and punt returner, making 13 starts.
Senior/Junior (2012)...All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches, media) ... Phil Steele's Postseason All-Big Ten second team ... made 12 starts at wide receiver; appeared in 13 games at punt returner ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... Set career highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (145) ... also tallied career-best two TD catches ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 24) ... caught six passes for 67 yards ... IOWA (Nov. 17) ... recorded five receptions for 133 yards ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... notched career-high seven receptions for 94 yards ... MINNESOTA (Nov. 3) ... hauled in four passes for 72 yards and a touchdown ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... posted two catches for nine yards ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... recorded one reception for 22 yards ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... tied career-long reception on 71-yard TD catch .... marked longest reception TD of his career ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... caught three passes for 37 yards ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 22) ... recorded three receptions for 33 yards ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... hauled in three passes for 32 yards ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... caught a team-high four passes for a career-high 107 yards ... tallied career-long 71-yard reception.
Junior/Sophomore (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... Phil Steele's All-Big Ten Special Teams third team selection ... appeared in all 13 games; 13 at wide receiver, making one start (Minnesota); played in all 13 games on special teams, 13 at punt returner and 12 at kick returner ... team's second leading receiver with 31 receptions for 453 yards ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... caught a team-high three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown ... fielded a career-high-matching four punts for 27 yards ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... set career highs for punt returns (4), punt return yards (62) and punt return long (32) ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... snagged a team-high three passes for a career-high 79 yards and added an 11-yard run on a reverse ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8) ... set career high with five receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... caught four passes for 46 yards in first career start ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... recorded two receptions for 78 yards, including one touchdown and a career-best 64-yard reception to set up the game-winning touchdown.
Sophomore/Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... started at punt returner in 10 games ... saw game action at slot receiver in seven contests and kick returner in six contests ... caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown ... posted 10 punt returns for 43 yards and 27 kick returns for 589 yards ... made his collegiate debut at punt returner vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4), returning one punt for seven yards ... saw game action at punt returner against Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... had one punt return vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... played as a backup slot receiver against UMass ... caught two passes for 25 yards as a reserve at slot receiver vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25), scoring a touchdown on his first collegiate reception for 11 yards ... returned two punts for 22 yards in start at punt returner against the Falcons ... started at punt returner and appeared as a reserve slot receiver in Big Ten opener at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... returned four kickoffs for 91 yards in start at kick and punt returner vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... amassed 147 all-purpose yards -- 118 on six kick returns, 24 on two receptions and five on three punt returns -- in start as kick and punt returner vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... set a new career long with a 20-yard reception in the second quarter against the Hawkeyes ... returned five kickoffs for 124 yards, including a career-long 47-yard kick return, and finished the game with 136 all-purpose yards in start at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... had eight returns -- seven punt and one kickoff -- for 153 all-purpose yards in start vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... appeared as a reserve slot receiver against the Fighting Illini ... started at punt returner and kick returner at Purdue (Nov. 13), returning three kickoffs for 54 yards ... saw playing time as a reserve slot receiver against the Boilermakers ... started at kick returner vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20), returning two kickoffs for 62 yards ... missed the Ohio State (Nov. 27) game due to injury ... appeared as a reserve slot receiver vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl. Freshman (2009) ... redshirted ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended Apopka High School (2009) coached by Rick Darlington ... played quarterback, running back and safety ... led team to Class 6A state semifinals as a junior ... ran the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds ... three-year varsity letterman ... Key Statistics... gained 4,281 yards on 570 carries (7.5 avg.) and scored 53 touchdowns during his career ... completed 80-of-141 passes for 1,624 yards and 15 TDs in career ... rushed for 1,830 yards on 240 carries and scored 23 touchdowns as a senior ... completed 24-of-53 passes for 553 yards and seven TDs senior year ... carried the ball 219 times for 1,613 yards and scored 23 TDs as a junior ... completed 56-of-88 passes for 1,071 yards and eight touchdowns junior year ... rushed for 800 yards on 112 carries as a sophomore ... Honors and Rankings... four-star prospect and the nation's No. 11 wide receiver according to Rivals.com ... rated as the 31st overall player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com ... selected as the 151st overall prospect nationally according to Rivals.com ... graded as the fifth-best athlete nationally in terms of ball skills by Rivals.com ... Prep Star All-American and named to the publication's Top 250 ... three-star prospect and the nation's 45th-best wide receiver according to scout.com ... listed as the 46th-best prospect in the state of Florida by SuperPrep ... U.S. Army All-American game participant ... named Class 6A all-state first team as a junior and senior ... earned first-team All-Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel as a junior and senior ... named the Orlando Sentinel's Offensive Player of the Year as a junior.
Personal ... Jeremy Jermaine Gallon was born February 9, 1990 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in sociology.