Ironhead Gallon extends NFL career, signs with Super Bowl champions

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  • Ironhead Gallon (27) racked up 102 total tackles his senior season earning him First Team All-Sun Belt honors. Gallon was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles Monday.

McClain Baxley

The Philadelphia Eagles, announced Monday their signing of former Georgia Southern safety Deshawntee “Ironhead” Gallon.

Gallon signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in May 2017, but was cut before the season began on Sept. 2017.

The Super Bowl champions sign Gallon after releasing UDFA Stephen Roberts on Saturday. Gallon joins a tout lineup at safety with two time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins leading the six safeties.

“(I’m) very excited about Ironhead Gallon being able to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles today,” GS head coach Chad Lunsford said. “I know he’s very excited about it and we’re very happy for him.”

Philadelphia’s roster is at 90 now and must be trimmed to 53-man roster by Saturday, Sept. 1.

At GS, Gallon was named to the All-Sun Belt team in 2016 after an 102 tackle senior season. 

McClain Baxley, The George-Anne Sports Editor,