Jerome Sally
No. 78, 76, 70
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1959-02-24) February 24, 1959 (age 63)
Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started:83 - 24
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at

Jerome Eli Sally (born February 24, 1959) is a former professional American football player who played nose tackle for seven seasons for the New York Giants, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sally learned his football at Proviso East High (Maywood, IL), and after his graduation attended University of Missouri, 1978 to 1981. He was a standout defensive lineman who helped anchor Tiger defenses that keyed Mizzou to four consecutive bowl games from 1978–81, lettering three years (1979–81). During that time, MU had a combined record of 23-13, including two bowl game victories.

Sally 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 1986 World Championship team. He also played in the NFL for Indianapolis and Kansas City before his retirement in 1988

After retiring from professional football, Sally served as the defensive coordinator at Hickman High School from 1991–96, and also served as the school's strength and fitness coach from 1991-2006 Sally served as a member of the MU Radio Network for Tiger Football beginning in 2001.

He was elected to the University of Missouri Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Proviso East Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

Jerome Sally currently (2015) works as an Assistant Principal at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri.


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