Ahmaad Galloway

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Ahmaad Galloway (born March 10, 1980 in Millington, Tennessee; died January 9, 2023 in St Louis, Missouri) was a running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team and in the National Football League, and later an English teacher for St Louis Public Schools.

Galloway was recruited to Alabama by head coach Mike Dubose. As a freshman in 1999 he carried 7 times for 33 yards behind lead rusher Shaun Alexander. For the 2000 season he started off with two scores against the UCLA Bruins and finished with 659 yards and 7 scores on 137 carries while splitting time with Santonio Beard. In his junior season he continued to shine, amassing 881 yards in 174 carries with 6 scores, including 130 yards against Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

Galloway injured his knee in a game against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles early in the 2002 season under coach Dennis Franchione. He finished his Crimson Tide career with 1,830 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Galloway was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 7th round of the 2003 NFL Draft, but was not medically cleared to return to the field that fall. In 2004 the Broncos sent him to Edinburgh, Scotland to play for Jack Bicknell's Scottish Claymores, the Denver-affiliated club in NFL Europe. He was traded to the San Diego Charges during the spring season and finished the year with the Frankfurt Galaxy before being released from his NFL contract.

In 2008 Galloway signed to play for Team Alabama in the All American Football League. The league delayed its launch, and was later scrapped.

Galloway returned to Alabama in 2010 as an assistant to head football coach Jeff Harris at Oak Mountain High School. The following year he coached under Thompson High School's Caleb Ross.

Galloway later took a job with St Louis Public Schools in St Louis, Missouri. In January 2023 he failed to show up for class. He was found dead at his home. The medical examiner determined that his death was caused by a combination of fentanyl, ethanol and xylazine.


  • "Ahmaad Galloway" (December 10, 2018) Wikipedia - accessed March 15, 2023
  • Heim, Mark (March 13, 2023) "Former Alabama RB Ahmaad Galloway died from accidental overdose, per report." AL.com