SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jeremy Gallon is on the cusp of one of the greatest individual seasons in the 134 years of Michigan football.
But you wouldn’t know it by talking to the fifth-year senior, who only needs 47 yards to pass Braylon Edwards single season receiving yards record of 1,330 yards set back in 2004.
In contrast, Gallon is adamant about winning his final game of his career and for his senior class, as Michigan is set to take on Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Saturday night.
“I’m just ready,” Gallon said. “I don’t have any other feelings besides that. I’m just ready to play the game. Just go out with a win. Just play my hardest for my seniors and the rest of my team.”
Gallon, who was named an All-Big Ten second-team wide receiver, also leads the Wolverines with 80 catches and has nine touchdown receptions on the season. However, he did admit, he has thought about the record a little bit.
“I thought about it,” Gallon said. “It’s an amazing feeling to have. It’s an amazing goal to achieve. It’s just me working hard and doing all I can for my seniors and my team. Just not thinking about myself and just going out and laying it all on the line. I just want to win and do better than my opponent and competing.”
With one game left, Gallon says his career has gone by faster than expected -- but well worth the hard work.
“It just shows how fast it goes,” Gallon said. “I try to relay that to the freshman, cause they don’t get it at all. They think, ‘I got forever here.’ Soon as that first season is over, your last season is coming. It just shows how much hard work and dedication I have put into it.
“Just to look back on everything, it has been a long but a well deserved journey.”
Gallon’s next step in his career will be geared towards the NFL. And he has one message to possible coaches and teams who could take a chance on his services.
“Hard work,” Gallon said. “When I first came here no one would have thought I would be in this position. Just the coaches here took a chance on me, so I am going to give everything I have in me to do what I can do for them.
“Same thing at the next level, if a coach takes a chance on me of picking me to be on their team and blessing me to be there – I am going to give everything I can for that coach. And do everything I can for that coach. … When the time comes –I’m going to be ready.”