Big Guy, Big Impression

April 9, 2004

Editor’s Note: The following was written by Lynn Zinser and first appeared in April 9, 2004 editions of the New York Times.

IOWA CITY — The first day Robert Gallery walked into the classroom, ducking his head under the doorway, dozens of eyes stared up at him, wide with awe. He still smiles at the memory, a group of fourth to sixth graders rendered silent before he could even say a word. The kids had been told an Iowa football player would be their student-teacher, but nothing could quite prepare them for Gallery.

Click HERE for the full story.