Former NFL Draft Pick Suddenly Dead at 42

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Former Denver Broncos draft pick Ahmaad Galloway was found dead at his home in Missouri on Monday.

He was 42.

Galloway, who played running back for four years at the University of Alabama, was drafted by the Broncos in the 7th round of the 2003 NFL draft.

Galloway’s biggest impact wasn’t felt on the gridiron, though. No, Galloway ditched the hash marks on a football field for the hash marks on a piece of paper by becoming an 8th-grade English teacher.

Galloway taught at Compton-Drew Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri, and, according to WVTM-TV, was beloved by his students.

School principal Susan Reid confirmed that Galloway was found dead in his St. Louis home during a welfare check.

“Ahmaad was always on time, very responsible, so we knew something might be wrong,” Reid said. “There wasn’t anything disrupted at Ahmaad’s apartment, so we are thinking that it could have been a medical issue.”

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