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 13   Joey Galloway   WR
  Height: 5-11   Weight: 197
  Year: 15   Yrs/Pat: 1
  Acquired: FA-09
  School: Ohio State
  Born: Nov 20, 1971    

Career Highlights

GP/GS (Playoffs): 188/172 (4/3)

  • Galloway joins the Patriots in 2009 as a veteran of 14 NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (1995-99), Dallas Cowboys (2000-03) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-08).
  • Entering 2009, Galloway has played in 185 career games with 169 starts and has 682 receptions for 10,710 yards (15.7 avg.) and 77 touchdown receptions.
  • Galloway enters 2009 with a total of 83 career touchdowns (77 receiving, five via punt return and one rushing).
  • Galloway has averaged 15.70 yards per reception over his career, a figure that leads all active NFL players with 300 or more career receptions entering the 2009 season (Patriots teammate Randy Moss ranks second, averaging 15.66 yards per reception).
  • Galloway is one of nine active players with 10,000 or more receiving yards and is one of 11 active players with 650 or more career receptions.
  • Galloway's 77 career touchdown receptions rank fifth among active players entering the 2009 season.
  • Galloway enters 2009 having totaled 100 or more receiving yards in a game 29 times during his career.
  • Galloway has recorded six seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards (most recently in 2007) and is one of four players in league history to have three 1,000-yard receiving seasons with two different teams, joining Henry Ellard, Derrick Mason and Terrell Owens.
  • In addition to his receiving accomplishments, Galloway has recorded 141 career punt returns for 1,349 yards (9.6 avg.) and five touchdowns.
  • Over three seasons from 2005-07, Galloway led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns each season while posting three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
  • In 2007, Galloway totaled 1,014 yards on 57 receptions and had six scoring catches.
  • Galloway had 62 receptions in 2006 for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns.
  • In 2005, Galloway set a career high with 1,287 receiving yards on a career-best 83 receptions while also adding 10 touchdown catches. His 1,287 receiving yards in 2005 rank second in Buccaneers team history.
  • Galloway led the NFL with an average of 19.8 yards per catch in 2003 (34 receptions for 672 yards).
  • In 2002, he led Dallas with 61 receptions for 908 yards and tied for the team lead with six touchdown catches.
  • In his first four NFL seasons (1995-98), he led the Seattle Seahawks in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns each season, while his 36 touchdown catches over that period (1995-98) ranked third in the NFL.
  • In 1998, Galloway tied for the AFC lead with 10 scoring catches and recorded his third straight 1,000-yard season, totaling 1,047 receiving yards, while also returning a career-high two punt returns for touchdowns.
  • In 1997, Galloway set a career high with 12 touchdown catches while also leading the team with 72 catches and 1,049 receiving yards.
  • As a rookie in 1995, he became the first rookie receiver to start every game for the Seahawks and his 1,039 receiving yards were just the 10th 1,000-yard receiving performance by a rookie in NFL history.


Career Transactions

Joey Galloway was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on March 19, 2009 ... Originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft ... Traded by the Seahawks to the Dallas Cowboys (2/12/00) in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2000 NFL Draft (19th overall) and a first-round selection in the 2001 NFL Draft (seventh overall) ... Placed on injured reserve with a knee injury (9/8/00) ... Traded by the Cowboys to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3/19/04) in exchange for WR Keyshawn Johnson ... Re-signed by the Buccaneers (3/8/05) ... Released by the Buccaneers (2/25/09).

2009 Season

2009 (3/2/0/2): Made his Patriots debut versus the Buffalo Bills (9/14).

Buffalo (9/14): Made the start at wide receiver in his Patriots debut in New England's 25-24 comeback win over the Bills. at N.Y. Jets (9/20): Started at wide receiver as the Patriots opened in a three-wide set against the Jets ... Tallied five catches for 53 yards (10.6 avg) ... Grabbed his first reception in a Patriots uniform with a 18-yard catch in the first quarter. Atlanta (9/27): Played in reserve at wide receiver in the Patriots' 26-10 victory ... Tallied two receptions for 14 yards. Baltimore (10/4): Inactive. at Denver (10/11): Inactive.

Seasonal Reviews

2008 (9/4 - Tampa Bay): Played in nine games with four starts for the Buccaneers ... Finished the season with 13 catches for 138 yards (10.6 avg.) ... Started the season's first two games then missed games 3-7 with a foot injury ... Also missed games 13-14 ... Started the season's final two contests ... Had a season-high six receptions for 56 yards in the season-opener at New Orleans (9/7) ... Tied for the team lead in receptions and led the team in receiving yards against the Saints ... Returned from injury to make three catches for 38 yards at Dallas (10/26).

2007 (15/15, 1/1 - Tampa Bay): Started 15 regular season games and one playoff game ... Finished season with 57 receptions for 1,014 yards (17.8 avg.) with six touchdowns ... His 17.8 yards per catch average ranked second in the NFL ... Became the first Buccaneer to post three consecutive and three overall 1,000 yard receiving seasons ... Eclipsed 10,000 career receiving yards at Detroit (10/21) ... 43 of his 57 catches resulted in a first down or touchdown ... Started at Seattle (9/9), tying for team lead with five receptions for a team-high 72 receiving yards ... Started against New Orleans (9/16), leading team with four receptions for a game-high 135 yards and two touchdowns (69 and 24 yards) ... Moved into tie for fourth place in team history with 24 touchdowns as a Buccaneer and seventh place in team history with 2,967 receiving yards ... Started against Tennessee (10/14) and led team with 97 receiving yards on four catches ... Also scored Buccaneers' only touchdown on the contest on a 69-yard catch and run ... Started at Detroit (10/21), making five receptions for 46 yards, including a 16-yard catch in the third quarter that put him over 10,000 career receiving yards ... Started against Jacksonville (10/28) and led team in receptions and receiving yards, catching six passes for 115 yards and one touchdown ... Touchdown was a 58-yard pass from Jeff Garcia ... Started against Arizona (11/4) and caught five passes for 84 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown in the first quarter ... Started at Atlanta (11/18) and caught two passes for 63 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown in the first quarter ... Started at New Orleans (12/2) and established new season highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (159) ... Started at Houston (12/9) and tied for the team lead with six catches for a game-high 87 yards ... Started at San Francisco (12/23) and became the first Buccaneer to post three consecutive, and third-overall 1,000 yard receiving seasons after a 29-yard grab in the second quarter.

2006 (16/14 - Tampa Bay): Played in all 16 games with 14 starts ... Recorded his second consecutive 1,000- yard receiving season, marking just the second time in Buccaneers history that a player had accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons (also Keyshawn Johnson in 2001- 02) ... Caught a team-leading 62 passes for 1,057 yards, his fifth career 1,000-yard receiving season, and seven touchdowns ... Led the team with seven total touchdowns ... Had four 100-yard receiving games ... Started at Atlanta (9/17) and tied career single-game high with nine receptions ... Also posted second-best career receiving yardage output, gaining 161 yards ... Had a season-high two touchdown catches against New Orleans (11/5), hauling in four passes for 97 yards ... Had three catches for 107 yards, including a season long 64-yard touchdown at Chicago (12/17) ... Surpassed 1,000 yards receiving for the season against Seattle (12/31), catching eight passes for 118 yards and one touchdown.

2005 (16/16, 1/1 - Tampa Bay): Started all 16 games at wide receiver for the Buccaneers ... Also started playoff game ... Finished seventh in the NFC with a career-high 83 receptions ... Ranked seventh in the NFL with a careerhigh 1,287 receiving yards, the fourth 1,000-yard receiving season of his career and first since 1998 with Seattle ... Single-season total of 83 receptions ranked fifth in Buccaneers history ... Single-season total of 1,287 receiving yards ranked second in team history ... Became the seventh player in Tampa Bay history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a single season ... Reached 1,000 receiving yards in 11 games, fastest in Buccaneers history ... Ranked tied for fifth in the NFL with 10 touchdown receptions, tied for second-most in his career ... Ranked third in the NFL with a 15.5 yards per catch average among receivers with 70 or more catches ... Ranked tied for eighth in the NFL with 25 receptions on third down ... Ranked second in the NFL with 476 receiving yards on third down ... Added two rushes for four yards on the season ... Had an 80- yard touchdown catch against Detroit (10/2) ... Hauled in a 78-yard touchdown bomb at San Francisco (10/30) ... Had four 100-yard receiving games ... Led the team with seven receptions for 69 yards in the NFC Wild Card game vs. Washington (1/7).

2004 (10/7 - Tampa Bay): Played in 10 games with seven starts in his first season with Tampa Bay ... Caught 33 passes for 416 yards and five touchdowns ... Also returned 20 punts for 142 yards and one touchdown, and carried two times for 19 yards ... Scored six touchdowns over the last five games (five receiving and one punt return) of the season ... Started at wide receiver at Washington (9/12) in his Buccaneer debut ... Had a season-high two touchdown catches at San Diego (12/12) ... Was inactive for six games because of a groin injury.

2003 (15/14, 1/1 - Dallas): Played in 15 regular season games with 14 starts for Dallas ... Also started the Cowboys' lone postseason game ... Led the NFL with a 19.8 yards-percatch average ... Finished the season with 34 receptions, ranked 18th in the NFC with 672 receiving yards and added two touchdowns ... Also rushed four times for 22 yards and returned 20 punts for 178 yards (8.9 avg.) and two kickoffs for 38 yards (19.0 avg.) ... Started at Carolina (1/3) in the postseason and posted a team-high 59 receiving yards on four receptions ... Averaged 5.5 yards on four punt returns.

2002 (16/16 - Dallas): Started all 16 games with the Cowboys ... Closed the year ranked 12th in the NFC in receiving yardage with 908 while tying for 18th in the NFC in receptions (61) ... Tied for the team lead with WR Antonio Bryant in touchdown receptions with six ... His six scoring catches came from distances of 38, 80, 39, 43, 11 and 41 yards for an average of 42.0 yards-per-scoring catch ... Led or tied for team lead in receptions 10 times.

2001 (16/16 - Dallas): Started all 16 games with the Cowboys ... After fully recovering from knee surgery that forced him to miss 15 games in 2000, finished the year second on the team in receptions (52) and receiving yards (699) while leading in receiving touchdowns (three) ... Had six receptions for a season-high 146 yards against San Francisco (12/30), recording his first 100-yard receiving game in a Cowboys uniform.

2000 (1/1 - Dallas): Started one game with the Cowboys ... In the season opener against Philadelphia (9/3), led the team with four receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown ... All four of his receptions gave Dallas a first down, including two on third down ... Suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter ... Placed on injured reserve (9/8).

1999 (8/4, 1/0 - Seattle): Played in eight games with four starts with the Seahawks and appeared in one playoff game ... For the season, had 22 receptions for 335 yards (15.2 avg.) and one touchdown ... Tallied one catch for 22 yards in the Seahawks' lone postseason contest.

1998 (16/16 - Seattle): Started all 16 games with the Seahawks ... Led the team in receptions and touchdowns for the third consecutive season while being named first alternate for the AFC Pro Bowl squad ... Tied for the AFC lead with 10 receiving touchdowns and tied for third with 12 total touchdowns, tying his career-high set in 1997 ... Finished the season eighth in the AFC with 1,047 receiving yards, the third 1,000-yard season of his career ... His punt return average of 10.0 was seventh in the AFC ... Led the team with 65 receptions and four 100-yard games during the year ... Had two multiple-touchdown games for the season.

1997 (15/15 - Seattle): Started 15 games, missing only the Tennessee game (10/5) because of injury ... For the season, led the team in receptions, yards and touchdowns for the second consecutive year with 72 receptions, 1,049 receiving yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns - averaging 28.6 yards on each of his scores ... His touchdown total was the most by a Seahawks player since WR Steve Largent had 12 in 1985 and was one off the club record by WR Daryl Turner in 1984 ... His 12 touchdowns tied for the AFC lead and was the third-best total touchdown figure in the NFL ... Named a first alternate to the AFC Pro Bowl squad.

1996 (16/16 - Seattle): Started all 16 games with the Seahawks ... Finished the season leading the team in receptions (57), yards (987) and touchdowns (seven) ... Posted two 100-yard games during the season ... Had a season-high 137 receiving yards on five receptions at Miami (10/6) ... Also caught two touchdowns against the Dolphins, including a season-long 65-yard bomb.

1995 (16/16 - Seattle): Started all 16 games for the Seahawks ... Was the first rookie wide receiver to start every game for Seattle and the first since 1976 to start the opener ... Along the way, was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by College and Pro Football News Weekly and was a consensus All-Rookie choice ... Caught 67 passes for 1,039 yards and seven touchdowns, becoming the 10th rookie in NFL history to surpass 1,000 yards and the first since 1986 ... Combined with WR Brian Blades to form the first duo with 1,000 yards in the same season in Seattle history ... Also added 154 rushing yards and a touchdown while returning 36 punts for a 10.0-yard average and one touchdown ... Along the way, set franchise season records for receptions, yards and 100-yard games (three) by a rookie, totals that also led all NFL rookies - as did his seven touchdown receptions ... The first record to fall was WR Daryl Turner's for yardage (715 in 1984) 11 games into the season ... In Week 14, broke WR Steve Largent's record for rookie receptions (54 in 1976) ... Prior to his arrival, the franchise had seen only five 100-yard games by a rookie, but he almost matched that himself, posting a franchise rookie-best three 100-yard games: five receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown at Buffalo (10/15); five receptions for 114 yards and two scores at Jacksonville (11/12); and five catches for 108 yards against Oakland (10/08) ... In the Jaguars game, established a franchise record for the longest run from scrimmage with an 86-yard touchdown dash ... Accounted for 200 yards from scrimmage in the game and earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance ... A club-record 89-yard punt return for a touchdown against the N.Y. Giants (11/5) started him on his way to AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors for November, a month in which he returned 13 punts for a 13.2 yard average and one touchdown ... Both the 89-yard punt return and the 86-yard run were the longest such plays in the NFL in 1995 ... For the season, averaged 48.0 yards on each of his nine touchdowns (seven receiving, one rushing, one punt return) and was one of two players in the NFL (San Francisco's WR Jerry Rice) to score three different ways.


Finished his college career second in Ohio State history in touchdown receptions with 19 - trailing only WR Cris Carter's 27 - and had two games with three touchdowns ... Finished fourth in both career receptions (108) and receiving yards (1,894) ... Also added 20 kickoff returns for a 25.0-yard average and one score and 34 punt returns for a 7.8 average ... Earned First-Team All-Big Ten Conference honors as a junior and Second-Team accolades as a senior while leading the team in receiving both years ... As a senior, recorded 44 receptions for 669 yards and seven touchdowns ... Also returned 18 kickoffs for 462 yards (25.7 avg.) and one touchdown ... Also returned 16 punts for a 10.6 average ... Finished his senior season catching eight passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the Citrus Bowl against Alabama, including a career-best 69-yard reception ... As a junior, caught 47 passes for 946 yards and a school-record equaling (Carter - 1986) 11 touchdowns ... His yardage total ranked third for a single-season in school history trailing Carter's 1,127 in 1986 and 950 in 1985 ... Posted four 100-yard games, including 186 yards (third best single-game total in school history) on nine receptions with three touchdowns against Michigan State.


Joseph Scott Galloway was born on November 20, 1971 in Bellaire, Ohio ... Caught 32 passes for 608 yards and eight touchdowns, averaged 26.9 yards on kickoff returns and 15.2 on punt returns as a senior at Bellaire (Ohio) High School ... Was also an All-Ohio choice in basketball and lettered in track ... In 2003, started the Joey Galloway Family Foundation to help provide opportunities for less fortunate families and children ... Part owner of the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League ... Has served as a studio analyst for NBC Sports coverage of the Arena Football League ... In 2007, opened his first smoothie store, "Smoothie Junction", in Clearwater ... Added a second store in Tampa in 2008 and plans on opening several other stores around the Tampa Bay Area ... Flew in an F/A - 18 Hornet fighter jet with the Blue Angels of the United States Navy in March 2007 ... Was active in the community in Tampa Bay, Dallas and Seattle ... Participated in the 2005 NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle ... In his second year as a Buccaneer in 2005, invited children from the MacDill Air Force Base Boys and Girls Club to attend every Tampa Bay home game ... In December 2002, hosted the second "Galloway Holiday," a party for the children at South Dallas' St. Phillip's School and Community Center ... During the 2002 offseason, organized a motivational and goal-setting discussion with the children at Happy Hill Farm Academy and Home, accompanied by a donation of Reebok athletic clothing for the residents ... During his Seahawks career, sponsored a group of students, the Galloway Express, at each Seattle home game ... During the 1996 season, appeared on Wheel of Fortune with proceeds from his spins benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation ... Earned his degree in business/marketing from Ohio State ... Was a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete and National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Scholarship recipient.

Extra Points

  • Joey is a co-owner of Smoothie Junction, a chain of five smoothie stores in the Tampa Bay area. Joey was involved in the development of each of the smoothie recipes used in the stores.
  • Joey is a part-owner of the Columbus Destroyers, an Arena Football League Team that made its first Arena Bowl appearance in 2007. He has also served as a studio analyst for NBC Sports' coverage of the Arena Football League.
  • Joey is engaged in community work in his hometown and in each stop in his football career. He founded the Joey Galloway Family Foundation in 2003, and since 2002, the Galloway Family Athletic Scholarship Fund at Ohio State makes possible an annual scholarship award to the student-athlete most deserving from Joey's high school alma mater, Bellaire High School in eastern Ohio.