American Football, Irish American Football Players

Sean Galvin | Irish-Born College American Football Player 2012-2014

Sean Galvin – Irish-Born University of Central Florida Knights Player (2012-2014) [8]

Sean Galvin – UCF 2014 Roster Photo – Courtesy UCF Knights

Born: Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland

Position: Kicker

University: University of Central Florida Knights (NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Series)

Biography: Sean Galvin was born in Bandon, Co. Cork and was a talented GAA Footballer and Hurler and had ambitions of one day playing at GAA headquarters, Croke Park. When he was 15 he left Cork for America, where he took up American Football in High School where he excelled as a kicker. He was picked up by the University of Central Florida in 2012 and in 2014 he fulfilled his dream of playing in Croke Park when the UCF Knights took on the Penn State Nittany Lions in an American Football College Showcase Game played in the hallowed GAA grounds.[1].

He was named as one of the team captains for the Croke Park classic in 2014, and totalled 218 Kickoffs over a three year career at UCF, averaging 62.1 Yards. [7]

[3]

NCAA Division 1 FBS Conference USA 2012

  P W L T PF PA Pct
East              
CENTRAL FLORIDA KNIGHTS 14 10 4 0     .714
East Carolina Pirates 13 8 5 0     .615
Marshall Thundering Herd 12 5 7 0     .417
Memphis Tigers 12 4 8 0     .333
Alabama-Birmingham 12 3 9 0     .250
Soutthern Mississippi 12 0 12 0     .000
West              
Tulsa Golden Hurricane 14 11 3 0     .786
Southern Methodist Mustangs 13 7 6 0     .538
Rice Owls 13 7 6 0     .538
Houston Cougars 12 5 7 0     .417
Texas-El Paso Miners 12 3 9 0     .250
Tulane Green Wave 12 2 10 0     .167

[2]

NCAA Division 1 FBS American Athletic Conference 2013

  P W L T PF PA Pct
CENTRAL FLORIDA KNIGHTS 13 12 1 0     .923
Louisville Cardinals 13 12 1 0     .923
Cincinnati Bearcats 13 9 4 0     .692
Houston Cougars 13 8 5 0     .615
Southern Methodist Mustangs 12 5 7 0     .417
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 13 6 7 0     .462
Connecticut Huskies 12 3 9 0     .250
South Florida Bulls 12 2 10 0     .167
Memphis Tigers 12 3 9 0     .250
Temple Owls 12 2 10 0     .167

[3]

NCAA Division 1 FBS American Athletic Conference 2014

  P W L T PF PA Pct
Memphis Tigers 13 10 3 0     .769
Cincinnati Bearcats 13 9 4 0     .692
CENTRAL FLORIDA KNIGHTS 13 9 4 0     .692
East Carolina Pirates 13 8 5 0     .615
Houston Cougars 13 8 5 0     .615
Temple Owls 12 6 6 0     .500
South Florida Bulls 12 4 8 0     .333
Tulane Green Wave 12 3 9 0     .250
Tulsa Golden Hurricane 12 2 10 0     .167
Connecticut Huskies 12 2 10 0     .167
Southern Methodist Mustangs 12 1 11 0     .083

[4]

  Kicking Punting
  Kickoffs Avg Yds XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
2012 88 61.9 1 1 100 0 0 0 1
2013 74 62.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 56 61.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 218 62.1 1 1 100 0 0 0 1

[5][6][7]
Total Compiled from [5][6][7]

References

Websites

[1] Eoghan McNeill – Irish Independent – August 28 (2014) “Video: Cork-born American football star to fulfil childhood dream of playing at Croke Park” [Internet] Available from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/video-corkborn-american-football-star-to-fulfil-childhood-dream-of-playing-at-croke-park-30544419.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[2] Sport Reference (2012) 2012 Conference USA Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/cusa/2012.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[3] Sport Reference (2013) 2013 American Athletic Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/american/2013.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[4] Sport Reference (2014) 2014 American Athletic Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/american/2014.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[5] Sport Reference (2012) 2012 UCF Knights Stats – Kicking & Punting [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/central-florida/2012.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[6] Sport Reference (2013) 2013 UCF Knights Roster [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/central-florida/2013-roster.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[7] UCF Knights (2014) 2014 Football Roster – 35 Sean Galvin [Internet] Available from: http://ucfknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=495 [Accessed 9 May 2018]

Images

[8] UCF Knights (2014) 2014 Football Roster – 35 Sean Galvin Picture [Internet] Available from: http://ucfknights.com/images/2016/5/30/10199097.jpeg?width=300 [Accessed 9 May 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas of the Dublin Rebels (Irish American Football League).

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 November 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

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