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B.J. Gallis

Football (Inducted 2015-16)


B.J.  Gallis

B.J. Gallis was an Associated Press and Sports Network All-America Third-Team selection while also garnering ECAC Second-Team All-Star status in his senior season of 1996 when the team was ranked as high as No. 20 in the nation. That season, the team co-captain was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year while securing All-Patriot League First-Team honors. His stats backed up that honor as he accumulated a team-high 115 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

He was the team MVP his final campaign and the school's 1997 Charles L. Albert Award '08 recipient, going to the senior student-athlete judged to be the most outstanding athlete. Gallis was a three-year starter at strong safety, finishing his career with 309 tackles, 11 interceptions, seven fumble recoveries, two blocked kicks and four sacks. Gallis played 33 consecutive games without missing a start, leading the team in interceptions with three in 1994 when Lafayette won the Patriot League title, five in 1995 when he was an All-Patriot League Second-Team honoree and six in 1996.

After graduating, he played three years in the Canadian Football League (CFL), two seasons (1997-98) with the B.C. Lions and one with the Edmonton Eskimos. He was named Rookie of the Year in the CFL Western Division in 1997. Gallis also attended NFL training camps with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Redskins.

In 2000, Gallis was named to the Patriot League 15th Anniversary Team and he was later selected to the 25th Anniversary Team in 2011.