Chandler Galban Plays Bigger than His Sophomore Status

Chandler Galban is in only in his second year as quarterback of the Burnet High School Bulldogs (TX) but he has set his eyes on being the best to come through that football program.

“The tradition here is awesome. Packed, you got 5,000 people that show up to every game. It’s packed it’s loud. It’s just a great experience.” he said.

Galban as a freshman Bulldog put up big numbers last year recording 169 completed passes on 234 attempts (72 percent), 2,263 yards and 30 touchdowns. He wants to have 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. There are only a few games left in the 2017 season and it very well could happen for him. See his freshman highlights.

The Burnet Bulldogs (4-4. 0-3 4A-1 Region IV District 13) went 7-4 overall in 2016. Their next opponent is the Lampasas Badgers of Lampasas, TX. The Bulldogs beat them last season 42-7. The game Friday Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm CST is important for the Bulldogs seeing as they are coming off of a three game losing streak in which they have lost by an average of 49 points.

Galban said at the beginning of the year that the feeling of Friday night lights and the big crowd in addition to being focused and staying ready are things he has to overcome.

Playing alongside his brother, Senior Burnet Bulldog Wide Receiver and Texas Tech commit Sterling Galban, has definitely helped Chandler’s game.

“I think my brother is a great receiver, I’ve learned a lot from him and it [gives me] pretty good reps because he runs a 4.3 forty and gets me ready for college receivers and stuff. It’s been a pretty good experience. His routes are really good and timing, I learn a lot from him timing-wise and stuff.”

Chandler and Sterling played football together growing up, coached by their dad they won a city championship together and Chandler said that it would be a good thing this season to see his brother score. They have connected a few times this season.

The six-foot-one, 175 pound, quarterback doesn’t have any offers right now but has received interest from Texas Tech, Iowa State and Tennessee.

“I really like Texas Tech. They’ve got the best offense in the country. They throw it a lot in games. I really like Oklahoma too. Grew up an Oklahoma fan. I just really like their offense and what Baker Mayfield does.”

Chandler Galban studies the likes of Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Mathew Stafford. He believes that Stafford is underrated because of his football IQ and the way he can extend plays.

Here is what Burnet Bulldogs Offensive Coordinator Jared Rye had to say about Chandler’s improvement.

“Chandler was very committed to improving as a quarterback in the offseason.  Not only attending camps to improve footwork and speed, but also getting extra time in the weight room got him to the point where he earned our starting quarterback job.”

Rye added that Chandler’s arm strength got better as he got bigger and stronger.

“It has allowed him to make just about any throw on the field.”


  1. Stella Kuehler

    My grandson has worked very hard since playing in little league with Sterling. They train all year to keep their skills up. It’s been so fun watching them play together again this year since Chandler moved up to varsity this year. He had a great year on JV.
    Thanks so much for the great article.