A trio of previously reported developments — two positive, on negative — regarding the Bowling Green football team have been confirmed.
First, the good news.
In a press release, BGSU confirmed that wide receiver Robbie Rhodes and defensive end Malik Brown have transferred into the football program. It was reported last month that Rhodes would be leaving Baylor and transferring to BGSU, while Brown confirmed this past weekend that he would be landing at the MAC school after leaving Tennessee.
Both players, who are roommates, are seeking waivers that would grant them immediately eligibility to play in 2014, although there’s been no decision made by the NCAA on that front.
“We are excited to add two quality student-athletes to our program in Robbie Rhodes and Malik Brown,” head coach Dino Babers said in a statement. “They will both add talent and depth to our team at their respective positions, and I look forward to watching them compete and get better during the course of their careers.”
Rhodes, a four-star 2013 recruit rated as the No. 8 receiver in the country that year, appeared in 11 games last season for Baylor, recording 10 receptions for 157 yards. A three-star member of UT’s 2013 recruiting class, Brown took a redshirt as a true freshman.
On the flip side, there was confirmation of a serious injury for one of the Falcons’ top weapons in the passing game.
This past weekend, Chris Gallon confirmed that he re-tore his ACL and will miss the upcoming season. It had previously been reported that the receiver would likely miss the 2014 season because of a serious injury.
“We were doing sprints in conditioning, and I felt a tug on my knee,” Gallon said according to the Toledo Blade. “Then it popped a little bit.
“I thought it was a tissue injury, but the doctors said it was more.”
In 2012, Gallon led all Falcon receivers in catches (54), yards (720) and receiving touchdowns (six). He was second in all three categories last year (24-232-2) when he went down with what turned out to be a season-ending injury.