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52   Rodney Gallon
Rodney Gallon

RS Senior

Tallahassee, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 191


At Florida State: Will compete for playing time at the weakside linebacker position and on special teams...has played in 29 career games and earned his first career start against Virginia in 2006...earned excellent tutelage at the linebacker position by NFL draft choices Buster Davis, Geno Hayes and Lawrence Timmons during the first three years of his career.

Junior Year (2007): Played in eight games but did not see any action following FSU's upset of then-second ranked Boston College...was credited with a punt return in Florida State's Thursday night game at Wake Forest.

Sophomore Year (2006): Played in 12 of Florida State's 13 games and was a starter at the linebacker position against Virginia ...had three tackles against Virginia in the Seminoles' 33-0 victory over the Cavaliers ...started in place of the injured Geno Hayes at the weakside linebacker position...his career-high of five tackles came in extended playing time at Maryland...registered a tackle for minus yardage against the Terps...had the first forced fumble of his career against Maryland...totaled 12 tackles in consecutive games against Maryland (five) and Virginia (three)...totaled two tackles and a tackle for minus yardage against Duke...earned playing time in the Emerald Bowl against UCLA...first career fumble recovery came in the Seminoles' 55-7 victory over Rice.

Freshman Year (2005): Played in a total of nine games, primarily on special teams...saw limited action as a reserve on a talented Seminole linebacking unit...played in the last eight games, including the ACC Championship game and the Orange Bowl...registered his only two tackles of the season against The Citadel, including half a tackle for loss...served as the third team weakside linebacker for most of the year.

2004: A redshirt season.

High School: Graduated from Lincoln in 2004...a four-star player by and the No. 9 outside linebacker in the nation...named to the Tallahassee Democrat Sunshine a senior he had 135 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and three fumble recoveries...earned all-state first team honors for class 4A...had 106 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, three sacks and four fumble recoveries during his junior season...a member of team Florida in the Cali-Florida Bowl, where he tallied eight tackles as team Florida beat team California 24-22...has the speed to play sideline to sideline...picked Florida State over Auburn, Tennessee and Nebraska.

Personal: Born Aug. 17, 1985...major is social science.

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