May 10, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Former University of Michigan football wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (Apopka, Fla./Apopka) was selected by the New England Patriots on Saturday (May 10) during the third day of the 2014 NFL Draft held at Radio City Music Hall. Gallon was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round with the 244th overall choice.
"I want to thank my coaches, my teammates and everyone at the University of Michigan who helped mold me into the person I am today," Gallon said. "I believe in always putting God first and never letting anyone tell you that you can't do something your heart tells you that you can do. I'm excited for the future, and excited to be a New England Patriot."
Gallon, who joins former Michigan quarterback Tom Brady on the Patriots, put forth a record-setting campaign during his final collegiate season, posting 89 receptions for 1,373 yards and nine touchdowns. An All-Big Ten second-team selection, Gallon broke program records in 2013 for receiving yards in a single season (1,373 yards) and a single game (369 yards vs. Indiana), and set a new school mark by recording a catch in 39 consecutive games.
U-M's 2013 Bo Schembechler Team MVP, Gallon finished his standout collegiate career third on Michigan's all-time lists for career receptions (173) and receiving yards (2,704). He appeared in 51 contests for the Wolverines, making 25 starts.
Gallon became the third Wolverine selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. Offensive lineman Taylor Lewan (Cave Creek, Ariz./Chaparral) was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round with the 11th overall pick, and offensive lineman Michael Schofield (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg) was drafted by the Broncos in the third round with the 95th overall choice.
Since the inaugural NFL Draft in 1938, a total of 345 Michigan players have been selected.
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