A few days after being drafted in the third round by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2020 NFL draft, Neville Gallimore still cannot define the feeling of emotion he felt when he heard his name called.
“If there was one word I could give you right away to match all the emotions and all I went through, it was that word,” said Gallimore, a native of ‘Ottawa. “I just don’t know what it is.”
Gallimore has spent the past four seasons with the Oklahoma Sooners in the NCAA after being a red blouse in his first year. In a conversation with Dave Naylor of TSN on Sunday, Gallimore thanks his family and brothers, all of whom participated in the defensive attack to attend the Canada Prep Academy, a private high school in Welland, Ontario, which plays exclusively against American schools.
“It really helped me get them in the process,” said Gallimore. “The simple fact of having them around me and always keeping me motivated and for whom I do this. My parents and my brothers did a great job and I have always sought and respected them.”
Gallimore joined his teammate CeeDee Lamb earlier. The receiver was selected by the Cowboys in the first round.
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“He gave me a scream on social media, which was really cool, I was really happy with it,” said Gallimore of Crawford. “You have a lot of veterans like Gerald McCoy, a former Sooner. My boy CeeDee, it was great. It’s been great so far. “
Gallimore would normally be ready to join his teammate at the minicamp next month, but with the coronavirus pandemic underway, details are yet to be determined on how his team will prepare during the offseason.
“Right now, I’m doing everything I can as an athlete to make sure I keep training and staying on top of everything,” said Gallimore. “Whatever information they provide, just treat it accordingly.”