Former Alabama Crimson Tide Ahmed Galloway was found dead in his apartment on Monday, according to a report by WVTM 13.
Galloway was 42 years old.
Galloway was a teacher at Compton Drew Preparatory School Saint LouisThe school’s principal, Susan Reed, said a welfare check led to his discovery.
The cause of Galloway’s death is still under investigation.
“Ahmed was always on time, very responsible. So, we knew something could be wrong,” Reed said. “There was no disturbance in Ahmed’s apartment, so we think it could be a medical problem.”
Galloway was a standout during his time at Alabama, totaling 1,830 yards on the ground with 17 touchdowns. Four years at university. His best season came in 2001, when he rushed for 881 yards on 174 carries with six touchdowns.
He spent time as the starting backup to eventual NFL star Shaun Alexander.
Galloway was previously drafted Denver Broncos In the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft, but was forced to sit out that season due to an injury.
When he got back on the field, he was in NFL Europe. Galloway played for the Scottish Claymores and did well, but Denver eventually transferred him to the San Diego Chargers.
Galloway played for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe, and after being with the Chargers for the 2004 season, he was released.
Galloway is gone High school training in 2010.