SDSU Football-Air Force postgame notes
Aztec Football falls at Boise State, 38-29
SDSU Football-Boise State postgame notes
SDSU Football-Idaho postgame notes
San Diego State Football beats Idaho, 35-21
A two-year starter at defensive end who is expected to move to linebacker for his senior season in 2014, his fifth year in the program ... Is listed as the starting weakside linebacker after spring drills ... Has played in 35 career games with 22 consecutive starts at right defensive end ... The 22 straight starts are the most on the team (second most is 13) ... Has seen action in 31 consecutive games ... Quick and agile defender.
2013: Had a career-high 36 tackles (21 solo), along with 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 13 starts ... The 36 stops were the most among all SDSU defensive linemen ... Was one of four Aztecs (Dylan Denso, Josh Gavert and Eric Pinkins) with at least one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on the year ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Started the opener vs. Eastern Illinois at right defensive end for the 10th straight game, recording two solo tackles ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Had three solo tackles at Ohio State ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Started again vs. Oregon State without recording a stat ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Had a good all-around game in another start at New Mexico State, tying a career high with four tackles to go along with a sack, a TFL and his first career forced fumble ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Made a solo stop in a start vs. Nevada ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Had four assisted tackles and recovered his first career fumble at Air Force ... vs. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Had three solo stops in another start vs. Fresno State ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Had three tackles (all assisted) in a start vs. New Mexico ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Made a 1-yard tackle for loss in another start at San José State ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Had a career-high five tackles (four solo) in a start at Hawai'i ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Came up with four tackles (two solo) in another start vs. Boise State ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Had two stops in the regular season finale at UNLV ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Had four tackles, including a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl ... Also recovered his second fumble of the season.
2012: Saw action in all 13 games and started the final nine games of the season ... Ended the campaign having played in San Diego State's last 18 games ... Recorded 22 tackles, including 13 solo stops, with 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks ... The 22 stops were the second highest total among the defensive line (Sam Meredith, 36) and his 2.5 quarterback sacks led the unit and ranked fifth overall among the defensive unit ... The Aztecs ranked 39th nationally in total defense and 42nd in the country in scoring defense ... Came of the bench in the opener at Washington to record two tackles, including a 6-yard sack ... Played against Army, but did not record a stat ... Chipped in with an assisted sack against North Dakota ... Had a solo stop vs. San José State ... Earned his first-ever start at Fresno State and had a tackle and 0.5 TFL ... Started again vs. Hawai'i and had a career-high three stops ... Made his third straight start vs. Colorado State and had a solo tackle ... Started again at Nevada and tied his career best with three tackles ... Logged his fifth straight start against UNLV and made two stops ... Started at Boise State and had two assisted tackles ... Had a career-high four tackles with 0.5 TFL vs. Air Force ... Galea recorded four tackles on Air Force rushes that resulted in just two yards ... Also returned a short kickoff nine yards to give the Aztecs quality field position ... Made two stops in another start at Wyoming, including an 8-yard sack ... Saw action in his second consecutive bowl game, but did not record a stat against the Cougars.
2011: Participated in nine contests, including each of the last five ... Totaled six tackles, including two for a loss and a sack ... Logged his first snaps against Cal Poly, making a tackle for a five-yard loss ... Also played at Army, against Washington State and at Michigan, but did not record a stat ... Had a tackle in back-to-back games at Colorado State and at home vs. Boise State ... Made two tackles, including his first career sack, at UNLV ... Had a stop against Fresno State ... Played but did not log a stat in the bowl game.
2010: Did not play as a true freshman.
High School: Three-year starting varsity linebacker at Franklin High ... Two-time all-Delta Valley Conference honoree ... An honorable mention all-metro selection after breaking the school record with 134 total tackles as a junior (2008) ... Led the league in solo tackles with 79 over 10 games and recorded 25 tackles-for-loss ... Also had 17 pressures, four sacks and a pair of blocked PATs ... As a senior, finished with 102 tackles and three sacks ... Member of the Sacramento All-Star squad that played in the Holiday Classic in Sacramento vs. the East Bay All-Stars ... Holds a Franklin High School record with 244 career tackles... Also a two-time conference wrestling champion and the 2009 sub-section champ at 215 pounds.
Personal: Born Jan. 10, 1992, in Elk Grove, Calif. ... Son of Paul and Elizabeth Galea ... Had offers from Nevada, Army, Sacramento State and UC Davis ... Majoring in criminal justice.