Sep 20, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes running back Jordan Canzeri (33) carries the ball past Pittsburgh Panthers linebacker Matt Galambos (47) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Hawkeyes won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Galambos is coming off of a season where he was able to learn on the field behind and beside his teammates, Todd Thomas and Anthony Gonzalez, at the linebacker position.
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Not only was he given the chance to learn the position, but he also excelled at it!
Galambos ranked third on the team as a sophomore as he amassed 72 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, and took the ball the other way on an interception.
Being extremely durable at a position where you experience a ton of collisions is a bonus for Galambos.
He participated in ten games at middle-linebacker and figures to be the anchor in the same place in 2015.
What sets him apart from others is his ability to be “knowledgeably decisive” on the run. What I mean by that is, when he rushes the backfield he is controlled and fluent in his mechanics to shed blocks en route. Conversely, when it comes time to drop into coverage, he can roll his hips and turn while focusing on the most direct path to the passing lane.
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