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Brian Gaia

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pasadena, Md.

High School:
Gilman School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 291

Position:
G

Experience:
SO

H.S. Coach:
Biff Poggi


04/12/2014

Blue Squad Topples White, 37-0 in 
Front of 72,000

Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue defeats White on 70 degree day in Beaver Stadium

01/23/2014

Nearly 50 Football Student-Athletes Earn 3.0 GPA or Higher During Fall Semester

Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester

05/30/2013

Nearly 50 Members of Penn State Football Team Earn 3.0 GPA During Spring Semester

Twenty Nittany Lions Earn 3.5 GPA; 34 Returnees Own Cumulative 3.0 GPA or Higher

04/19/2013

Blue-White Gameday Preview

Blue-White Game set for Saturday at noon on BTN

03/18/2013

Coach Bill O'Brien Spring Practice Press Conference

11/16/2013

Penn State Football vs. Purdue 11/16

Penn State Football vs. Purdue 11/16

One of the most significant position changes during the off-season was shifting Brian Gaia from defensive tackle to guard, giving the Nittany Lions more talent and depth in the interior of the offensive line. Gaia's dedicated efforts have added more than 10 pounds since last season in the strength and conditioning program. A redshirt sophomore, he stepped into his new role with ease during the spring practice period. The coaching staff recognized Gaia's efforts during spring ball by selecting him as the recipient of the Red Worrell Award, presented to the offense's most improved player. The talented and tough Gaia is on track to play a significant role on the offensive line this fall and started for the victorious Blue squad in the spring game. Gaia saw action in all 12 games last year at defensive tackle and on special teams, recording five tackles. Gaia entered the summer with a 3.00 grade-point average and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last year. He is among seven returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

2013 (Sophomore Season)
In his first season on the field, Gaia saw action in all 12 games at defensive tackle and on special teams. He played a significant role in adding depth to the middle of the defensive line on short-yardage situations. Gaia made five tackles, including four assisted stops in the win over Eastern Michigan. Gaia also assisted on a stop in the dramatic quadruple-overtime victory over No. 18 Michigan. He was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

2012 (Freshman Season)
Redshirt season.

High School
Gaia helped The Gilman School to three Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A titles. He was a three-time all-state selection under Coach Biff Poggi. He was selected a team captain twice and earned invitations to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American game and USA Football's International Bowl. Gaia was ranked among the top 25 at offensive guard by ESPN.com, 24/7Sports.com and Rivals.com. Gaia was a four-time National Prep Wrestling selection and also lettered in track and field.

Personal
Full name is Brian Matthew Gaia. He is the son of Tim and Sharon Gaia, and has an older sister, Nicole. He enjoys working on his car and fishing. He intends to major in business management and would like to own his own business. Born April 15, 1994 in Pasadena, Md.

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