MSU Picked Seventh in Valley Preseason Poll Announced Tuesday
Starting right guard who is coming off an all-conference junior season and 34 straight starts.
2013: Earned All-MVFC honorable mention laurels after starting all 12 games at right guard ... Carried out 97 percent of his assignments and graded out at 81 percent overall for the season with 52 knockdowns ... Named MSU Offensive Lineman of the Year by coaching staff ... Earned MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week honors three times, including wins over Illinois State (9/28/13) and Indiana State (11/2/13) as well as season finale against UNI (11/16/13) ... Part of a stellar offensive line unit that allowed the fewest sacks (9) and produced second-most rushing yards (1,484) of any MVFC school in league games ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring 2014 semester.
2012: Was the Bears' starting right guard in all 11 games as a sophomore ... Named MSU Offensive Lineman of the Week for the club's game at No. 25 South Dakota State (9/29/12) ... Part of offensive line that surrendered just 15 sacks on the season and averaged 327.5 yards per game
2011: Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily at left guard ... Saw action in every contest except the season opener at Arkansas (9/3/11).
2010: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for the team's home win over Southern Illinois (10/30/10).
High School: Earned Class 6 second-team all-state honors in 2009 while leading Fox to a 9-3 record and a state playoff appearance ... Was a first-team All-Mississippi Valley Conference, all-metro and all-district pick his senior season for the Warriors of Coach Nick Gianino ... Helped anchor an offensive line that averaged 330 yards per game of total offense ... A member of a pair of Mississippi Valley Conference championship and undefeated squads ... His junior season, he was a second-team all-conference selection and helped lead the team to the semifinals of the Class 6 state playoffs ... Also a standout shot put and discus thrower for Fox.
Personal: Richard T. Galbierz, II was born 3/31/92 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Michael and Tracy Galbierz of Fenton, Mo. ... Majoring in History Education.