Michael Gallup was born on March 4, 1996, he is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Colorado State University.
Gallup attended Monroe Area High School in Monroe, Georgia, where he played football, baseball, and basketball, and ran track. He started focusing on football as a junior, playing quarterback in a triple-option offense.
Gallup moved on to Butler Community College to improve his grades. As a freshman in 2014, he led the team with 780 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Against Dodge City Community College, he tallied five receptions for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
On November 20, 2017, it was announced that Gallup had accepted his invitation to play in the Senior Bowl. On January 27, 2018, Gallup caught three passes for 60-yards and was part of Denver Broncos’ head coach Vance Joseph’s North team that lost 45–16 to the South coached by Houston Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien.
During the season-opener against the New York Giants, Gallup caught seven passes for 158 yards in the 35–17 victory. He missed Weeks 3–4 due to knee surgery. During Week 11 against the Detroit Lions, Gallup finished with nine receptions for 148 yards in the 35–27 road victory. Three weeks later against the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football, he caught six passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in the 31–24 road loss. In the regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins, he caught five passes for 98 yards and three touchdowns in the 47–16 victory. Overall, Gallup finished the 2019 season with 66 receptions for 1,107 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.
During Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks, Gallup finished with six receptions for 138 receiving yards and a touchdown as the Cowboys lost 31–38. In Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Gallup recorded six catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns during the 37–17 victory. Overall, Gallup finished the 2020 season with 59 receptions for 843 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.
On September 14, 2021, Gallup was placed on injured reserve after suffering a calf injury in Week 1. He was activated on November 13. During Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals, Gallup suffered a torn ACL on a touchdown and was placed back on injured reserve several days later. On March 13, 2022, Gallup signed a five-year, $62.5 million extension with the Cowboys.