2020-04-23

Neville Gallimore attributes family for success

Neville Gallimore will become the first defensive tackle drafted since Stacey McGee in the 2013 National Football League draft.

Gallimore, 23, is the son of Jamaican immigrants, receiving over 30 football scholarship offers from various universities around the United States, despite being raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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“My father is the biggest motivation for me,” Neville wrote to league general managers in an letter, via Ottawa Sun.

“He’s been sick most of my life. Because of all he’s had to go through, we just have a very special relationship. When I was growing up, and now whenever I’m home, I’m like my dad’s seeing-eye dog. When I’m at home and my dad’s awake, I’m awake. When my dad’s asleep, I’m still up. I’m just always trying to make sure that he’s good.”

Gallimore is ranked the 63rd overall prospect in this year's draft, writes Jeff Legwold, ESPN NFL analyst.

2020 NFL Draft is April 23 -25.

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