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Former College Football Star Found Dead


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Former college football star Ahmaad Galloway has reportedly been found dead inside his apartment during a wellness check after he failed to show up to work earlier this week.

TMZ reports that Galloway was working as an eighth-grade English teacher at the time, where he was a beloved member of the staff and an active member of the school's community, according to the school's principal, Susan Reid, attending a school basketball game on Saturday, two days before he was found dead.

"He was an excellent teacher," Reid said, per TMZ. "He bonded with his students, particularly those who were interested in athletics."

According to Sports Illustrated, Galloway's cause of death has not been determined there did not appear to have been any disruptions at his apartment, Reid said.

Galloway took over for future NFL star Shaun Alexander at the University of Alabama in 1999 after Alexander departed college for the league. Over his college career, he was able to rush for over 1,800 yards, tacking on 17 rushing touchdowns as well. He was limited in his play his senior year due to injury but was still drafted in the 7th round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.

After bouncing around the league for a short period, he ended up playing football in Europe, before finally retiring and becoming a teacher.

Ahmaad Galloway was 42 years old.

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