Ironhead Gallon is a free agent strong safety, most recently playing for the Arizona Cardinals. Gallon signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2017. He was waived on September 2nd, 2017 after playing through training camp with a knee injury. He played college football at Georgia Southern.
As a big fan of former New Orleans Saint’s running back Cameron “Ironhead” Heyward, Gallon’s father began calling him “Ironhead” as a child. During his time at Georgia Southern friends and teammates also began calling him “Ironhead” and the nickname stuck.
Although it may have been a down year for the Georgia Southern Eagles, Gallon was one of the few defenders who never took a play off and was the best defensive player GS had in 2016. Fitting into the same mold as linebacker-safety hybrids such as Arizona Cardinal Deone Bucannon, Gallon can play a role in run support or covering backs and tight ends in passing downs.
In 2015 with the Georgia Southern Eagles, Gallon recorded 81 total tackles with 1.5 sacks and two blocked kicks. He finished second on the team in tackles while also adding 4.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and three pass breakups. In the UL Monroe game, Gallon blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown. He was the defensive star of the game finishing with 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss. Gallon finished the season strong against Bowling Green in the GoDaddy Bowl, recording three tackles, including a 9-yard sack in the win for the Eagles. For this tremendous effort, Gallon was an honorable mention selection to the All-Sun Belt squad.
Gallon had a standout season in 2016 after making the honorable mention squad the previous year. The Madison, Florida, native had 102 tackles, including 6.0 for loss, six pass breakups and a forced fumble. Gallon had a season-high 13 tackles against Western Michigan and a 66-yard punt return that set up a late touchdown against Louisiana. The safety recorded six games with 10+ tackles. For this tremendous effort, Gallon was named 2016 All-Sun Belt FIRST TEAM. (Coaches/Media)
The featured blue Georgia Southern Eagles adidas polo shirt was worn by Ironhead Gallon for the 2015 GoDaddy Bowl weekend. The game featured the Bowling Green Falcons of the Mid-American Conference against the Georgia Southern Eagles of the Sun Belt Conference. Georgia Southern quarterback Favian Upshaw ran for 199 yards and four touchdowns to lead Georgia Southern over Bowling Green 58-27. The shirt features a GoDaddy Bowl patch on the left sleeve. Gallon’s #27 is written in the collar in silver. The shirt is unsigned and in great condition.