CARD: Pro Set 1991 World League Insert
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 5/31 RECEIVED: 6/10 (10 days)
- Played college football at Penn State from 1959-1961 where he was starting QB for the Nittany Lions.
- Completed 48.2% of his passes for 1619 yards, 15 TDs, and 11 interceptions, while rushing for 318 yards and 3 TDs on 104 carries.
- Played briefly in the NFL for the Redskins in 1962, and the Jets in ’63.
- Jumped into coaching working in the college ranks as a positional coach for West Virginia (TE 64-65) and Oklahoma (WR/OC 66-83).
- Started out as OC at Florida in ’84, but quickly took the reins as HC, coaching there through ’89.
- Posted a 40-18-1 record over career with Gators.
- After a year off, returned to coaching as OC of the WLAF Orlando Thunder in ’91.
- Recommended and quickly reunited with his former college QB Kerwin Bell.
- Orlando became well known for its explosive Spread offensive formations.
- Became head coach of the Thunder in ’92, leading the franchise to World Bowl II, claiming an 8-2 record.
- After a year’s stint with the AFL Charlotte Rage in ’94, returned to the rebooted World League in 1995, coaching with the Rhein Fire.
- Coached through 2000, compiling a 34-26 record, winning two World Bowl Championships (1998, 2000).
- Came back stateside in 2001, as head coach of the XFL Orlando Rage posting an 8-2 record.
- Coached RBs with the Dallas Cowboys in 2002.
- Returned home to Penn State in 2004 as OC and RB coach, working with the Nittany Lions through 2011.
- SEC Coach of the Year (1984)
- NFL Europe Coach of the Year (1998, 00,
- XFL Coach of the Year (2001)
- Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame
Galen didn’t have any cards of himself made. I considered making one, but at the time I was artistically uninspired, so after arming up with a few World League helmet cards, I decided to fire one off to him. Now, my big thing recently is getting coaches to draw me up a play. I also peppered him with questions about the spread offense and his time in the World League. Although he didn’t give me any insight into his time in the WLAF/ NFLE, he did author two plays for me. They are run plays, but I’m very happy nonetheless he took the time to put these together.