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Linebacker Eric Gallon II Is Transferring To K-State

Not many players end up being able to play under the same coach their father did, which is a testament to Bill Snyder’s incredible career.

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In 1989, Bill Snyder was in his first year as the head coach at Kansas State and running back Eric Gallon was in his first year of what would turn out to be a pretty decent four-year career. He played all four years, racking up 1,960 yards and 12 touchdowns on 447 carries.

Fast forward 28 years, Gallon’s son, Eric Gallon II, is headed to Manhattan to play under the same head coach his father did.

The younger Gallon, an inside linebacker, is transferring to Kansas State from Virginia; where he played in all 12 games last season for the Cavaliers as a true freshman. He will have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, and will have two years of eligibility remaining in 2018.

He’s a great addition for the Wildcats, and not just because of his family’s legacy in Wildcat purple. K-State’s 2018 recruiting class ranks dead last in the conference by a wide margin, and picking up some 2018 depth is a big boost for the program.

As for the elder Gallon, he is now coaching running backs at Brevard College in North Carolina.

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