Players

Robert Gallery
G #72
Height:
6-7
Weight:
325
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Winthrop, Iowa
Experience:
8
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 104 103
2011 SEA 12 12
2010 OAK 12 12
2009 OAK 6 6
2008 OAK 16 16
2007 OAK 16 16
2006 OAK 10 10
2005 OAK 16 16
2004 OAK 16 15

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:

Signed by Seattle as an unrestricted free agent on July 29, 2011.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Originally drafted by Oakland with the second overall section in the 2004 NFL Draft. Played first seven seasons for the Raiders, starting 91 of 92 games played.
  • In 2010, was part of an offensive line that helped the Raiders rank second in the NFL in rushing (2,494 yards). The offense also set a franchise record by averaging 4.9 yards per attempt. Blocked for RB Darren McFadden, who rushed for 1,157 yards to become the Raiders first 1,000-yard rusher since 2007. Started 12 games at left guard and was inactive due to injury for four games.
  • Part of a record-breaking offensive performance, helping team amass 508 yards of total offense as the club set franchise records for points (59), touchdowns (8) and rushing touchdowns (5) at Denver (10/24/10).
  • Started all 16 games in both 2007 and 2008 at left guard. Helped the Raiders finish sixth in the NFL in rushing (2,086 yards) in 2007 and 10th in 2008 (1,987).
  • Switched from right tackle to left tackle prior to the 2006 season and started and played in 10 games.
  • Started 15 games at right tackle in 2005. Part of an offensive line that helped produce a 3,500-yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher on the season.
  • Played in every game and started the last 15 at right tackle durng rookie season. Protected two Raiders quarterbacks who combined to throw for more than 4,000 yards. Part of an offensive line that surrendered the fifth-fewest sacks (30) in the NFL.

HOW ACQUIRED:

Signed by Seattle as an unrestricted free agent on July 29, 2011.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Originally drafted by Oakland with the second overall section in the 2004 NFL Draft. Played first seven seasons for the Raiders, starting 91 of 92 games played.
  • In 2010, was part of an offensive line that helped the Raiders rank second in the NFL in rushing (2,494 yards). The offense also set a franchise record by averaging 4.9 yards per attempt. Blocked for RB Darren McFadden, who rushed for 1,157 yards to become the Raiders first 1,000-yard rusher since 2007. Started 12 games at left guard and was inactive due to injury for four games.
  • Part of a record-breaking offensive performance, helping team amass 508 yards of total offense as the club set franchise records for points (59), touchdowns (8) and rushing touchdowns (5) at Denver (10/24/10).
  • Started all 16 games in both 2007 and 2008 at left guard. Helped the Raiders finish sixth in the NFL in rushing (2,086 yards) in 2007 and 10th in 2008 (1,987).
  • Switched from right tackle to left tackle prior to the 2006 season and started and played in 10 games.
  • Started 15 games at right tackle in 2005. Part of an offensive line that helped produce a 3,500-yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver and a 1,000-yard rusher on the season.
  • Played in every game and started the last 15 at right tackle durng rookie season. Protected two Raiders quarterbacks who combined to throw for more than 4,000 yards. Part of an offensive line that surrendered the fifth-fewest sacks (30) in the NFL.

COLLEGE:

Outland trophy winner in 2003 as the nation’s best interior lineman at Iowa. Unanimous All-America first team selection. Rated the best prospect for the 2004 NFL Draft. Received the highest rating of any offensive lineman (perfect 9.0 score) since Southern California’s Tony Boselli (8.8) in 1995 by The NFL Draft Report. The Big Ten’s 2003 Offensive Lineman of the Year. Did not allow a sack in his last 36 college games. Won Iron Hawk Award honors in 2003 (weight room), along with earning the Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” Award. Named to the Big Ten’s Academic All-Conference squad as a senior. As a junior in 2002, was a member of an Iowa offense that set season records for total points (484), scoring average (37.2) and touchdowns (60). As sophomore in 2001, was key member of offensive line as Iowa led the Big Ten Conference in scoring with an average of 32.6 points per game. Iowa’s offense averaged 393.5 yards per game, including 175.3 yards rushing. Helped pave the way for a 1,000-yard rusher for the second straight season. As redshirt freshman in 2000, had three catches for 52 yards as starting tight end before moving to tackle before first Big Ten game at Indiana. Started final six games of the season at right tackle.

PERSONAL:

Attended East Buchanan (Winthrop, Iowa) High School. Three-year starter at tight end with 33 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns, adding 86 solo tackles and 90 assists, with three recovered fumbles and two interceptions as an outside linebacker. Also handled punting and kickoff duties. Helped team compile a three-year record of 24-8, including a 19-2 mark in district play. Lettered in basketball and track. Placed second in the high jump (6-foot-5) at the Class 1A state meet as a junior. Named to the Des Moines Register Class 1A All-State first team.