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Former guard Harry Galbreath passes at age 45

I remember the first couple of times I ever stepped into a Dolphins locker room in the early 1990s and saw Harry Galbreath. I wasn't impressed.

He was listed at 6-1. It seemed like an exaggeration to me because I would look him eye to eye. He wasn't particular muscular. He was very quiet.

Then I saw Harry Galbreath practice, and all of a sudden, my feelings on the guy changed.

He wasn't big but he was nasty. He wasn't muscular but he was country strong. That was the reason he started every game in 1990, 1991 and '92 and played five seasons with the Dolphins from 1988 to '92. The man was a blocking fire hydrant. He was an NFL All-Rookie selection in 1988.

Harry Galbreath has passed away, according the University of Tennessee Sports Information office. He was 45 years old. The cause of death has not been determined.

[Update: The cause of death is an apparent heart disease.]

Galbreath played for the Volunteers and was working at the school as an associate strength and conditioning coach. He played for the Dolphins, Green Bay and the New York Jets before retiring after the 1996 season.

After he retired, Galbreath briefly went into private business and then became of offensive line coach at Austin Peay for two years before serving five years in the same capacity at Tennessee State, then two years at Hampton. He returned to his alma mater, Tennessee, in 2007. 

RIP. 

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Didnt know him but hope he has found eternal life.

Regards

A great man & a mentor. I'll miss you Coach G!

Love,
Nick 69

RIP, into the loving hands of God Almighty.

we're all going, once your dead doesn't much matter how long you lived.

Better to be dead then a walking Zombie..........

Man, ex-NFL'ers sure die young. Tough, tough sport.

Didn't he catch a TD in a playoff game against the Bills. I remember his excitment & exuberance for life & the love for the game. GOD SPEED Harry.

Mr Darlington,

How many canes do you think the Miami Dolphins will draft next year? My wish is they get Matt Bosher and Allen Bailey. They can start right away as they are used to playing in the Joe Robbie Dome already.

Thanks and keep up the good work Jeff!

Jack Tatum Dead at 61 too.........

Amazing, went to the sun Sent, And there still Yaking bout the posts I didnt make, LMAO At The plumber NJ Flim Flam, The guys a Lunatic.....


Didn't he catch a TD in a playoff game against the Bills. I remember his excitment & exuberance for life & the love for the game. GOD SPEED Harry.

Posted by: Paul Laufer | July 27, 2010 at 03:08 PM

Paul, Doubtful, He was a offensive lineman.....

Greg, What did she say? Hahaha(:

P.s. Don't tell her i wrote this.(:

Odinseye, come in my room... I gotta ask you a question,

Step Daughter?

Honey you're the real deal.

Leave Kirsty alone and tell Greg to eat shyt and die.

Have a nice day Honey!!!!

Stop being dumb.

He was a solid player. 45 is way to young for anyone!

Odin, it sounds like you have some problems brewing bro..........

Roy Foster caught the TD at Buffalo on a tackle eligible. Harry Galbreath played guard at around 275 pounds. This was small even for 1990. Probably a better pass blocking guard than run blocker as they tried to draft his replacement in 1991, 300+ pound Gene Williams, but Galbreath staved him off.

Should I contact the "JERRY SPRINGER" Producers????????????

Stop being dumb?

When it comes too you I have no choice.

Let me guess? You want too kiss and make up now?

Phones off the hook sweetie, call back LATER..........

OHHHHHHHHHHHH Snap..............

Didn't he catch a TD in a playoff game against the Bills. I remember his excitment & exuberance for life & the love for the game. GOD SPEED Harry.

Posted by: Paul Laufer | July 27, 2010 at 03:08 PM


You're thinking of Roy Foster, an offensive GUARD, who caught a TD pass against the Bills one year in the snow and did a dance that looked kinda dumb.

Back in the day, Shula would try anything on anyone offensively. I miss that approach.

Sorry bro, Cant help it, Hope every thing turns out ok.... And if it doesn't, look to the south to pillage, Detroit is not that far away, right????????

Jerry Springer?

It would have to be a 4 part mini series. You just don't know Bro.

After the Sheriffs Dept canceled my Memorial day blowout she decided she had enough. Now that I got a newbie even younger than her, she wants too think twice. Now the two are "beefing" and she's trying to make me jealous with some punk.

The drama's one of the trade offs for "chasing" the youngins, but I can't resist.

They call me "Step Dad" but I prefer "Uncle Daddy"-LOL!!!!

Bottoms Up!!!!

Wow Odin... this is great... I don't know whats going on, but I'm pretty sure its funny!

R.I.P Harry Galbreath

You My Friend are the Man....... By the Way, What type of Guitar do you perfer????? I have a 76 Fender Start, and a 98 Telecaster,, The strat is great for some screaming solo's and the Tele is great for some Rythm, though it can be released too to do some great lead Guitar...... Your thoughts.... If you have the time..

Hey Guys, for this post can"t we just pay respects to G and leave all the stupid bulls@it aside. There will be plenty of opportunities to make jokes and silly comments, but for this particular post, if you do not have a good word to say about a very good former Dolphin, then save it for the next post. GODSPEED G

RUN RICKY RUN

45 yo, that's terrible. Rest in peace big guy. God bless your family.

Cuban,

I'm leaving in the morning for Detroit. Visiting family and scheduled to play a blues festival and a blues club.

I got some stitches across the back of my right hand last night so it ain't going to be easy.

Oh well, it'll take more than a couple jealous broads and a little blood to stop this Viking!

Sorry fish, Your right.... a moment of silence please..................

You go boy....Odinseye.

Can I say "you go boy" or did the SS invent this word too????

.............. is that enough time fish????//// Ok back to the living, Odin, dont burn down that city to bad, They are a downtrodden city, so be merciful...........

cuban have you posted at the SS yet???
Chris T will be waiting for you. That name sounds like a rapper, maybe Ice T or Chris the glove.

Im starting to think they developed the english language over there and everyword we say is some how copying them!!! LOL RIP! So young so sad!

Thanks Cuban, I know you would see it right! ANYTIME any former Phin passes away, I would like to think we ALL have enough class to just give him is respect. It is the ultimate way all of us can just set back and realize how fragile life is. He was one of us, he was a warrior, he was....a Miami Dolphin.

FishBoy,

Don't cry for me boy

It's going to happen to you to, soon enogh.

My dad always told me on his tombstone he wants... Like you I once was.... Like me you will soon be!

Cuban , noticed you didn't post on the SS in the last couple of hours to defend yourself. Why is that ???

We never know when are day will come. The value of life is not within the length of the days, but rather in how we make use of them.

Life is painting a picture, not adding a sum.

Blessings to a former Dolphin:-)

Run Ricky Run

Nah, Dont think I'll be visiting them for awhile, not only that, it seems NJ flim flam posts all things derogatory to there rag and says it's me saying it, he'll paste and copy but wont put the name on it and say "Look what the Cuban Menace just posted" I might have to take out a Cease and Desist against him, he's quite insane and apparently has a Man-crush on me...........

nj wrote on the ss he's 58 years old on 7/28/2010 . my god help us .

nj has a new boyfriend his name Kman .

Carlo Ponti is none other then NJ(I am a plumber)Phin fan, NJ, dont make me take out a restraining order out on you, I hear Bergan county has 32 of them out on you......

Duke, Nah, He's just applying for "TK8" membership, he's obnoxious enough he just might get it.......

NJ PHIN FAN says:
July 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm
LMFAO !!! that’s why we have more mature and intellectual fans on here than that other 3 ring circus of a blog !


Look here folks. Oh BTW Happy Birthday carlo ponti who is 46 years old.

BTW cuban Tim is not happy with you.

"Nah, Dont think I'll be visiting them for awhile, not only that, it seems NJ flim flam posts all things derogatory to there rag and says it's me saying it, he'll paste and copy but wont put the name on it and say "Look what the Cuban Menace just posted" I might have to take out a Cease and Desist against him, he's quite insane and apparently has a Man-crush on me........... " .
The real reason you won't visiting there anymore is because you are Banned from there !!


Now now cuban there are criterias one has to meet to be a TK8 member. Dont make me have to repeat them.

nj, hi kman
kman.hi nj
nj,ilove you
kman,me to
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''intellectual talk .

Of course he's not, His Puppeteer is pulling his strings....

SS Moderator you are just egging cuban to go there and post. If he posts there now will it shut you up?

mamaduke good example throw in a couple of goodnights and it would be perfect.

hip hop .........intellectual talk

Yeah Cuban menace , i'm NJ , No i'm not . yes i am . no . yes !!! In fact everybody that goes against you is NJ. Get a life and take empanada aka aloco with you !!

Not Banned from anywhere,ss moderator is just a "TK8" member, wont post there cause your boy will copy and post from here for me.......LMAO@NJFF

LEAVE NJ THE ORPHAN PLUMER ALONE .

You're a Liar cuban menace ! . You are indeed banned and you know it . don't lie to the good people on here !

I am starting to think that the SS has a blog just to talk about us bloggers on the MH!!

Cuban,

My one and only true love is a Post-CBS Fender Stratocaster.

Depending on what I'm doing, I'll play a Tele and sometimes a Les Paul.

I'm a "traditionalist" so other than my top 3 choices, no other guitars exist.

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