Three seasons ago, Keivonte Gallmon was the first football player in Chickasaw High School history to sign with a FBS school. The former 1st Team All-State Wide Receiver initially signed with Marshall and is now on a journey making his way to play College Football.
Gallmon originally started High School in Tallahassee, Florida at Godby High School before he transferred to Chickasaw in Chickasaw, Alabama. He had a stellar Senior year for the Chieftains being named to the All-State team after a season consisting of an Alabama leading 1110 receiving yards, 16 receiving touchdowns, 2 rushing touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. This helped him receive around 30 offers around the country before ultimately deciding to attend Marshall University. Two weeks before he was set to graduate, he was informed that due to taking some of the same classes that he already took in Florida, he might not be eligible to graduate in time. “I felt like I was being tested by God and I handled the situation well by doing what I had to do to graduate,” said Gallmon.
Luckily, everything worked out and Gallmon graduated on time, but instead of going to Marshall, he decided to attended Milford Academy in New Berlin, New York where he was the top receiver for the Falcons. After the season, he went back to his hometown of Tallahassee, Florida where he was set to join the Florida A&M Rattlers’ team. Unfortunately, they did not inform Gallmon that their program was on probation, which led to a difficult decision. “I decided to leave and concentrate on getting my grades top notch in order to play for a program this fall,” Said Gallmon. He has spent his Semesters studying at Itawama Community College in Fulton, Mississippi where he has been on the Dean’s List and has a cumulative 3.5 GPA.
The hard work in the classroom has paid off for the 6’4″ and 220 pound Wide Receiver and Gallmon is making strides to eventually play at the collegiate level.