Dave Gallagher (American football)
|Date of birth:||January 2, 1952|
|Place of birth:||Piqua, Ohio|
|NFL Draft:||1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20|
|Career NFL statistics|
David Dillon Gallagher (born January 2, 1952) is a former All-American defensive tackle who played for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1971–1973 and in the National Football League from 1974-1979.
The University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library describes Gallagher's contributions as: "One of the finest defensive tackles ever to play at Michigan." In 1971, he was named to the sophomore All-American team. As a senior in 1973, he was a co-captain of the Michigan football team. He made 83 tackles in 1973 and 175 in his three years playing for Bo Schembechler's Wolverines. He was a consensus first-team All-American as a senior, was also selected twice to the All-Big Ten Academic squad, and was also a recipient of a National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame postgraduate scholarship.
- "David Gallagher". Bentley Historical Library. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- "100 Greatest Michigan Football Players of All-Time". Motown Sports Revival. Retrieved 2007-12-09.