college scouts would say he was 6 foot 180 pounds and fast,
but measurements fail to describe someone bigger than life
for one high school season.
On Friday nights he would glide to some small town end zone.
Rick and me like all the others with our mouths open in
disbelief and joy as he cast aside physical barriers like
gravity to run all by himself.
It is a hopeless struggle 56 years later to picture those
moments and images with Allan as he lifted his teammates and
an entire town to climb unimaginable heights. The sweetest
most gentle man I have ever known. He faced life with all
its special adversities for him with head up, grace and not
a malicious evil bone in his body. Today I walked the field
where we practiced and played and touched the ground.
continue to say goodbye to my friend who became. THE HERO I
CAME TO ADMIRE. I will carry his smile with me as long as I
live. Rest in Peace Allan Galloway Sr.