Oklahoma State received some unexpected news on Wednesday night, and it could have huge ramifications for what could be one of the most potent offenses in the country. Starting offensive tackle Dylan Galloway, a 6-foot-5, 326-pound redshirt senior, has left the team and retired from football according to Sports Illustrated and The Athletic.
Galloway started for the Cowboys for parts of the last of two seasons. He started nine games and playing in 10 at left tackle last season, but a left leg injury knocked him out of three games in the middle of the season. He started at left tackle during the final five games as a redshirt sophomore in 2018, and also saw playing time in four other games.
His career has been littered with injuries. Galloway suffered shoulder injuries that caused him to miss spring practice in 2018 and 2019 in addition to the leg injury suffered in the middle of the 2018 season.
Galloway's absence is a big blow to a Cowboys offensive line that was slated to return four seniors on a unit that helped star running back Chuba Hubbard lead the nation in rushing with 161.08 yards per game. Galloway's absence means that 6-foot-6, 313-pound redshirt sophomore Jacob Farrell will likely move up to the starting left tackle spot unless coach Mike Gundy decides to shuffle the depth chart prior to fall camp.
Oklahoma state is slated to open the season at home on Sept. 3 against Oregon State.