With the news of Max Borghi departing from the UFL – as he is “retiring” from football – St. Louis needed a replacement. The team still hasn’t re-signed RB Brian Hill who started for the squad last year. Now, Gallman will come to training camp with the intention of winning the starting job, something he has quite a bit of familiarity with.
Wayne Gallman had an outstanding college career at Clemson from 2013-2016. He won a Championship with the team, posting 3,410 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns across that span. Additionally, he added 492 receiving yards to his total tally.
This led to Gallman being selected by the New York Giants in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL draft. Wayne came into the NFL as a highly sought after prospect, and earned minutes in New York early on in his career. In his rookie season, he finished with 476 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Gallman saw a lot of quality time during the 2020 season, where he started in 10 of 15 games played. That year he registered 682 rushing yards, and six touchdowns.
Since then, Wayne Gallman has been trying to regain his footing in the professional scene. He’s had a few other opportunities, including stints with the Falcons and Vikings, but nothing much came out of either of those gigs.
Now, Wayne will look to get back on track, in the UFL with the St. Louis Battlehawks. GM Dave Boller has been making quite a few moves as of late, and now brings in a proven running back who instantly makes their backfield better.
As it stands right now, the Battlehawks roster 70 players, leaving five openings for free agents to sign. Obviously, the team wants starting QB AJ McCarron to re-sign, but a recent interview with AJ certainly leaves that one up in the air right now due to some of his concerns.
The deadline for UFL free agency’s closure is February 14th.
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