CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — It didn’t take long for Tennessee coaches to recognize the talent of Harry Galbreath when he arrived on campus in 1984.
The star offensive lineman from Clarksville High had the size, strength and confidence to become a special player – one who would eventually earn first team All-American honors as a senior and play nine seasons in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers and New York Jets. But in order for him to get there, he had to learn the values of discipline and hard work.
Galbreath’s maturation into a team captain and one of the Volunteers’ most valuable leaders began with Phillip Fulmer, who coached the UT offensive line from 1980-88. Fulmer eventually went on to win two SEC championships and a national championship in 18 seasons as the head coach at Tennessee, and he paid tribute to Galbreath as the featured speaker at The Leaf-Chronicle/Legends Bank All-Area Football Banquet Tuesday night at First Baptist Church.
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