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Robert Gallery

Offensive Tackle

Robert J. Gallery

Inducted 2023

Date of Birth



Manchester, IA


University of Iowa (2000-2003)


Robert Gallery dominated at left tackle and helped transform the Hawkeyes during his time at Iowa. After redshirting the 1999 season – Kirk Ferentz’ first as head coach, which saw the Hawkeyes finish 1-10 - Gallery made a position switch from tight end to the offensive line midway through the 2000 season that would change the course of his football career. The Iowa-Ferentz transformation began in earnest his sophomore season, and Gallery started all 12 games in the 2001 season at left tackle, contributing to an offense that led the Big Ten in scoring with 32.6 points per game. Gallery started all 13 games as a junior at left tackle and was named a First Team All-Big Ten selection. The team went 11-2, winning the most games in program history and claimed Iowa's first Big Ten title in 12 years. The Hawkeyes appeared in the Orange Bowl and notched a No. 8 final AP ranking. Gallery again earned First Team Big Ten laurels as a senior, adding the Outland Trophy and unanimous First Team All-America honors to his résumé. He led Iowa to another double-digit-win season (10-3) and was named co-captain and co-MVP for the season while also claiming Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year honors. Iowa concluded the season with a 37-17 victory against Florida in the Outback Bowl and again finished No. 8 in the final AP Poll. A three-time First Team All-Big Ten selection, Gallery also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for three consecutive seasons. He was inducted into the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017, and he was added to Iowa's America Needs Farmers Wall of Honor at Kinnick Stadium in 2015.


Height 6'7"

Weight 325

Career Highlights

  • 2003 All-Conference
  • 2003 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 2003 Unanimous All-America
  • 2002 All-Conference
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