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A returning starter at defensive end who enters his junior season and fourth year in the program ... A difference maker on the defensive line, as a sophomore last season, Galea ranked second among Aztec defensive lineman in tackles (22) and led the group in sacks (2.5) ... Enters the 2013 campaign with 22 games to his credit, including starts in nine consecutive games ... He has seen action in 18 consecutive contests ... Quick and agile defender.
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 ... 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 Jose 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 business with a focus in financial services.Career highs: Tackles: 4 vs. Air Force (11/10/12); Tackles For Loss: 1.0 at Wyoming (11/24/12), at Washington (9/1/12), at UNLV (11/26/11), vs. Cal Poly (9/3/11); Sacks: 1.0 at Wyoming (11/24/12), at Washington (9/3/12), at UNLV (11/26/11).