NFL CAREER – Galette’s a speed-rushing threat, who after initially excelling on special teams, became a pass-rushing threat in the defensive line rotation. In 2013 with a 3-4 defensive alignment, the club will utilize his skills at linebacker. One of two undrafted free agents to make the 2010 opening day roster, the Haiti native’s continued to show significant growth. Through his first three seasons, he has appeared in 32 games with two starts and has career totals of 51 tackles (34 solo), 9.5 sacks, one pass defense, one forced fumble and 11 special teams stops.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent, 5/5/10.
2012 – Appeared in 12 games with one start at left defensive end at Denver, Oct. 28 and registered 22 tackles (18 solo), a career-high five sacks, one forced fumble and four special teams stops…Sack total was third on the club…Set a career-high with two sacks, forcing a fumble on one vs. Kansas City, Sept. 23…Set a career-high with six solo tackles and chipped in a sack at Tampa Bay, Oct. 21. 2011 – Appeared in all 16 regular season games and finished third on the club with 4.5 sacks, while adding a career-high 27 tackles (15 solo), a pass defense and three special teams stops…Appeared in two games with one start in playoffs and recorded an assisted tackle….Recorded three tackles (two solo) and split a sack of QB Aaron Rodgers with S Roman Harper for his first career takedown in the NFL opener at Green Bay, Sept. 8…Tied for the team lead with Harper in recording two takedowns of QB Jay Cutler vs. Chicago, Sept. 18…Recorded five tackles (two solo) and finished with a late sack of Lions QB Matthew Stafford vs. Detroit, Dec. 4. 2010 – Appeared in four games and recorded two tackles (one solo) and four special teams stops…In NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Seattle, 1/8/11, recorded one special teams tackle.
COLLEGE – Played one season at Division II Stillman, where he earned second-team All-American honors with 56 tackles and 9.5 sacks…Played in 31 games at Temple before transferring for his senior year, and tallying 139 tackles with 16.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one blocked punt for the Owls…Posted 7.5 sacks as a junior and gained second-team All-MAC plaudits.
PERSONAL – Prepped at St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) HS, where he played LB and WR and was a basketball standout…Participated in Rebuilding Together’s “Kickoff to Rebuild” event prior to Super Bowl XLVII in Algiers, where he assisted in painting the front of several renovated and rehabilitated houses for local residents and served as a celebrity judge for a barbeque competition…Junior Jovais Galette was born March 27, 1988 in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
DE Junior Galette speaks with reporters after practice on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
DE Junior Galette speaks with reporters after practice on Monday, October 15, 2012.
Houston Texans WR Trindon Holliday fumbles a kick return that is recovered by Saints DE Junior Galette and returned for a TD.