A former Alabama Crimson Tide running back, Ahmaad Galloway, died in his home on Monday, according to an account by WVTM 13.
Galloway aged 42. Galloway was an instructor at Compton-Drew Middle School in St. Louis, and the school’s director, Susan Reid, said that a welfare check led to his arrest.
Ahmaad Galloway, a player of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs with the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Sept. 30, 2000.
The cause of death of Galloway is under investigation.
“Ahmaad was always punctual and very responsible. We knew that something was going on,” Reid said. “There was nothing that was disrupted in Ahmaad’s house We are now suspecting that there may have been due to a medical problem.”
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Galloway was a star in his playing time at Alabama and racked up 1,830 yards of ground and scoring 17 touchdowns in four seasons at the school. The best season of his career was 2001. He ran for 881 yards and seven touchdowns and 174 carries.
He was initially an assistant to the eventual NFL superstar Shaun Alexander.
Galloway was picked for the Denver Broncos in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft, but he was forced to miss the season because of an injury.
When he came back onto the fields, he played playing in NFL Europe. Galloway was a member of Scottish Claymores. Scottish Claymores and had a great time but Denver eventually shifted his team to San Diego Chargers.
Galloway was a member of his club the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe and, following his stint associated with the Chargers during in 2004, was let go.
Ahmaad Galloway from the San Diego Chargers poses for his 2005 NFL headshot in 2005.