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Galvan achieves dream to play college football

Watching older Gothenburg football players move on to play for college teams inspired Ernie Galvan to work hard.

“I saw other guys make it and sign with college teams starting when I was a freshman,” the Swede senior said. “That made me want to work hard so I could play in college too.”

Galvan, a Swede lineman on both sides of the ball, accomplished his goal. He has signed his letter of intent to play football for the Midland University Warriors in Fremont beginning next fall.

At 5-foot-10 and 285 pounds, Galvan was a force to be reckoned with on the Swede line.

He is looking forward continuing to get better in college.

“I felt like in high school I worked hard and I gave everything I had to my team,” Galvan said. “But I feel like I still have more to offer. I want to make myself better and make my team better.”

The Warriors are coming off their fourth consecutive winning season, finishing 6-4 last fall. Galvan and his teammates will welcome new head coach Josh Gehring, who was named American Football Coaches Association NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009.

Galvan said he has narrowed his future career choices to chemistry teacher or athletic trainer.

“Either way, I want to stay involved in football,” he said. “I want to come back here someday and coach football.”