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Robert Gallery biography

Date of birth : 1980-07-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Masonville, Iowa
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the Oakland Raiders, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Robert Gallery is an American football player who currently plays offensive guard for the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.

PRO: Productive offensive lineman who has started 73 of 74 games in five seasons.

2008: Started 16 games at left guard for the second straight season…Part of a unit that helped the Raiders rank 10th in the NFL in rushing with 124.2 yards per game and 4.3 yards per attempt…Helped pave the way for three different running backs that rushed for more than 400 yards…(9/8) vs. DEN: Helped Raiders rush for 150 yards on the ground…(9/14) @ KC: Paved the way for Raiders running backs to rush for 300 yards, the most by a Raider team since 1987…Helped block for RB Darren McFadden, who gained 164 rushing yards…Part of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack…(9/21) @ BUF: Cleared a path for QB JaMarcus Russell’s first career rushing touchdown on a 1-yard dive in the third quarter…(9/28) vs. SD: Provided pass protection for Russell, who completed 22 of 37 pass attempts for a career-high 277 yards and a touchdown…(10/12) @ NO: Started at G…(10/19) vs. NYJ: Blocked for a Raider offense that accumulated 153 yards on the ground…Also blocked for a six-play, 42-yard drive that set up game-winning field goal in overtime…(10/26) @ BAL: Started at G…(11/2) vs. ATL: Started at G…(11/9) vs. CAR: Helped Raiders rush for 147 yards, including an 89-yard effort from RB Justin Fargas…(11/16) @ MIA: Started at G…(11/23) @ DEN: Blocked for Raiders rushing attack that gained 158 yards…Helped Fargas post his first 100-yard rushing game of the season (107)…Part of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack…(11/30) vs. KC: Started on an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack for the second straight week and the third time in 2008…Helped the Raiders rush for 139 yards…Helped clear the way on a 1-yard touchdown run by Fargas in the third quarter…(12/4) @ SD: Started at G…(12/14) vs. NE: Blocked on a line that enabled McFadden and Fargas to combine for 116 yards rushing…(12/21) vs. HOU: Part of an outstanding all-around effort on offense…Raider running backs combined for 139 rushing yards…Part of a unit that allowed just one sack and enabled Russell to complete 18 of 25 pass attempts for 236 yards and two touchdowns…(12/28) @ TB: Started on an offensive line that helped the Raiders rush for 192 yards, the second-highest total of the season…Helped RB Michael Bush rush for a career-high 177 yards…Helped limit the Buccaneer defense to just one sack.

2007: Started 16 games at left guard…Contributed to an offensive line that ranked sixth in the NFL in total rushing yards with 2,086…Helped pave the way for Fargas to gain 1,009 yards rushing…(9/9) vs. DET: Helped block for three Raider touchdown drives including a sixplay, 62-yard drive and an eight-play, 70-yard drive…Created a hole up the middle for RB LaMont Jordan’s 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter…(9/16) @ DEN: Blocked for the team’s seven-play, 65-yard drive that culminated in a 46-yard touchdown by WR Jerry Porter…Pushed the defensive line back that allowed Raiders to convert a key fourth-and-one on that drive…(9/23) vs. CLE: Blocked for an eight-play, 93-yard touchdown drive and a 15-play, 80-yard touchdown drive…Held the line to allow a 41-yard touchdown pass from QB Josh McCown to WR Ronald Curry…Created a hole up the middle for Jordan’s 1-yard touchdown run…(9/30) @ MIA: A crucial part of the offensive line that allowed just one sack and blocked for five Raider touchdown drives…Led the way for the team’s 299 rushing yards and QB Daunte Culpepper’s three rushing touchdowns…(10/14) @ SD: Blocked for a 17-play, 60-yard fourth quarter touchdown drive…(10/21) vs. KC: Held the line to give Culpepper time to hit Porter on a 59-yard pass as part of a two-play, 80-yard touchdown drive…(11/4) vs. HOU: Blocked for a 14-play, 85-yard touchdown drive…Created a hole up the middle for Fargas’ 1-yard touchdown plunge…Gave McCown time to hit WR Tim Dwight for a 28-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter…(11/18) @ MIN: Blocked for a five-play, 67-yard drive that was capped off by TE John Madsen’s touchdown reception…(11/25) @ KC: Blocked for an eight-play, 65-yard touchdown drive…Created a hole up the middle for Fargas’ eventual game-winning 14-yard touchdown run to cap off a three-play, 77-yard drive…(12/2) vs. DEN: Blocked for four Raider touchdown drives — including the team’s 10-play, 83-yard opening drive…Part of an offensive line that allowed no sacks…(12/9) @ GB: Blocked for a four-play, 67-yard touchdown drive that was capped off by a touchdown reception…Part of an offensive line that allowed no sacks…(12/16) vs. IND: Blocked for a 20-play, 99-yard touchdown drive and a 13-play, 60-yard touchdown drive…Helped create a hole on the right side for Fargas’ 2-yard touchdown run…Part of an offensive line that allowed no sacks…(12/23) @ JAX: Helped lead the way for RB Dominic Rhodes to rush for 115 yards…(12/30) vs. SD: Helped lead the way for Rhodes to run for 122 yards.

2006: Changed positions from RT to LT…Started at LT in 10 games while battling injuries…Was inactive on (9/17) @ BAL, (11/12) vs. DEN, (11/26) @ SD, (12/3) vs. HOU, (12/7) @ CIN and (12/14) vs. STL…(10/1) vs. CLE: Started at LT, helping the team accumulate 194 yards rushing…(10/8) @ SF: Contributed to an offense that gained 370 yards…(10/15) @ DEN: Helped QB Andrew Walter throw for 189 yards…(10/22) vs. AZ: Contributed to offensive line that helped produce 395 total yards of offense…(11/6) @ SEA: Started at LT, helped Walter throw for 166 yards…(11/19) @ KC: Started at LT, contributed to a 57 percent third down conversion percentage…(12/23) vs. KC: Part of an offensive line that helped produce 307 total offensive yards

2005: Started 15 games at RT…Part of an offensive line that helped produce a 3,500-yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher…Also played on the kick protection unit on special teams…(9/8) @ NE: Helped the team gain more than 350 yards of total offense…(9/18) vs. KC: Started at RT as part of an offensive line that allowed the team to amass more than 300 yards of total offense…(9/25) @ PHI: Part of an offensive line that allowed QB Kerry Collins to throw for more than 300 yards and two touchdowns…(10/2) vs. DAL: Aided an offensive line that allowed Jordan to rush for 126 yards…(10/16) vs. SD: Part of an offensive line that allowed the team to tally more than 300 yards of total offense…(10/23) vs. BUF: Aided an offensive line that allowed Jordan to rush for 122 yards and three touchdowns…(10/30) @ TEN: Helped the offense generate more than 300 total yards…(11/13) vs. DEN: Aided an offensive line that allowed Collins to throw for more than 300 yards and two touchdowns…(12/18) vs. CLE: Helped pave the way for Jordan to rush for a career-high 132 yards…(12/31) vs. NYG: Sat out after suffering an injury the previous week

2004: Played in every game and started the last 15 at RT…Protected QBs Rich Gannon and Collins, who combined to throw for more than 4,000 yards…Part of an offensive line that surrendered the fifth-fewest sacks (30) in the NFL…Played on the kick protection unit on special teams…(9/12) @ PIT: Made his professional debut on the offensive line at both RT and LG, helping Gannon pass for 305 yards…(9/19) vs. BUF: Made his first career start at RT…(10/3) @ HOU: Started at RT, helping RB Amos Zereoue rush for 117 yards on just 14 carries…(10/24) vs. NO: Gave Collins time to throw for 350 yards…(11/28) @ DEN: Helped Collins pass for more than 330 yards…(12/5) vs. KC: Helped Collins throw for more than 340 yards…(12/12) @ ATL: Helped the team rush for more than 130 yards…(12/19) vs. TEN: Helped Collins throw for over 370 yards and five touchdowns…(1/2/05) vs. JAX: Helped RB Zack Crockett rush for more than 130 yards…Selected by the Raiders with the second overall pick in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
Outland Trophy winner in 2003 as the nation’s best interior lineman…Unanimous All-America first team selection was rated the best prospect for the 2004 NFL Draft and received the highest rating of any offensive lineman (perfect 9.0 score), since Southern California’s Tony Boselli (8.8) in 1995, by The NFL Draft Report…The Big Ten’s Offensive Lineman of the Year…Did not allow a sack in his last 36 college games…Team captain who also excelled in the team’s weight room, winning Iron Hawk Award honors in 2003, along with earning the Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” Award…Named to the Big Ten’s Academic All-Conference squad as a senior…Against Michigan State, made one of his best plays of the game, a touchdown-saving tackle following an Iowa fumble…Helped Iowa offense rush for 212 yards and gain 386 yards in total offense in a win over Penn State…In a win over Illinois, he helped the Iowa offense gain a season-best 505 yards, including 244 rushing yards and 261 passing yards…In the Outback Bowl win over Florida, helped offense rush for 238 yards and gain 408 yards total offense…As a junior in 2002, he was a member of an Iowa offense that set season records for total points (484), scoring average (37.2) and touchdowns (60)…Part of Iowa offense that totaled 593 yards total offense, including 376 net rushing yards and 217 passing yards, in win over Akron…Played every offensive down in a win at Miami, as Iowa rushed for 188 yards and had 256 yards passing…Played every offensive down in a win at Penn State as Iowa scored 42 points and gained 470 yards total offense…Opened at left tackle vs. USC in Orange Bowl…As sophomore in 2001, was key member of offensive line as Iowa led the Big Ten Conference in scoring with an average of 32.6 points per game…Iowa’s offense averaged 393.5 yards per game, including 175.3 yards rushing and 218.2 yards passing…Helped pave the way for a 1,000-yard rusher for the second straight season…As redshirt freshman in 2000, had three catches for 52 yards as starting tight end before moving to tackle before first Big Ten game at Indiana…Started final six games of the season at right tackle…Elementary Education major.

PERSONAL:
Attended East Buchanan (Winthrop, Iowa) High School…Three-year starter at tight end with 33 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns, adding totals of 86 solo tackles and 90 assists, with three recovered fumbles and two interceptions as an outside linebacker during his career…Caught 11 passes for 207 yards and posted 76 tackles and two interceptions during his senior season…Also handled punting and kickoff duties…Helped the team compile a three-year record of 24-8, including a 19-2 mark in district play…Lettered in basketball and track…Placed second in the high jump (6-foot-5) at the Class 1A state meet as a junior…Named to the Des Moines Register Class 1A All-State first team, adding all-conference first team honors as a junior and senior after earning honorable mention recognition as a sophomore…Honor roll student…Named to the academic all-state football team and was a member of the National Honor Society and senior class president…Brother, Nick, was an All-Big Ten Conference punter for the Hawkeyes from 1993-96, and a younger brother, John, was a teammate and reserve punter at Iowa…Sister, Julie, competed on Iowa’s track team.

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