For Galbreath, football was never ‘hard work’

(Editor’s note: Fulton native Tony Galbreath — who started his football career with the Hornets, then starred at the University of Missouri and went on to a successful stint in the NFL — will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday in Jefferson City. Fulton Sun sports writer Josh Mosley recently sat down for a series of interviews with Galbreath, who lives in Fulton, to chronicle his career in a three-part series leading up to Sunday’s induction. Today’s first part focuses on Galbreath’s high school career with the Hornets.)

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Tony Galbreath devoted 20 years of his life to football.

Galbreath played two seasons in college, just a half-hour west of Fulton at the University of Missouri’s Faurot Field. He then spent 13 years in the NFL calling places like the Meadowlands and the Superdome home.

The 59-year-old Galbreath on Wednesday shuffled toward the goal post in the back of an end zone he scored on many times — on a football field next to what is now Fulton Middle School that he raced up and down.

But really, his football development began on the streets of Fulton with his brothers and his friends.

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