Jerome Sally
Jerome Sally

Football, 1979-81

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Jerome Sally
Jerome Sally
A standout defensive lineman who helped anchor perennially tough Tiger defenses that keyed Mizzou to four consecutive bowl games from 1978-81 ... Lettered three years (1979-81), as MU had a combined record of 23-13, including two bowl game victories ... Had a career-high 78 tackles as a senior in 1981, and earned the Associated Press' National Lineman of the Week Award against 9th-ranked Mississippi State, as he registered a career-high 15 tackles (12 solo), and forced one fumble in Starkville, Miss. as MU upset the Bulldogs ... Went on to a solid professional football career with the New York Giants (1982-86), as he had 7 1/2 QB sacks in 1985 and eventually won a Super Bowl ring as part of the 1987 World Championship team ... Also played in the NFL for Indianapolis and Kansas City before his retirement in 1988 ... Has been a valuable member of the Columbia, Mo. community, serving in the education industry and staying involved in various civic causes ... Was the defensive coordinator at Hickman High School from 1991-96, and also served as the school's strength and fitness coach from 1991-2006 ... Native of Maywood, Ill., who now lives in Columbia with his wife Debbie, who is also an MU graduate ... Children include Micah and Raysha ... Is currently an assistant principal at West Junior High School, and has served as a member of the MU Radio Network for Tiger Football games since 2001.
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