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Brian Gaia

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pasadena, Md.

High School:
Gilman School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 280

Position:
G

Experience:
SO

H.S. Coach:
Biff Poggi


04/12/2014

Blue Topples White, 37-0, to Conclude Spring Practice

Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue shuts out White in front of 72,000 at 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

With the graduation of senior defensive tackles Jordan Hill and James Terry, spots in the interior line rotation will be up for grabs during training camp and into the season. Brian Gaia is ready to return to the field and prepared to be a significant factor in the D-Line competition. Gaia has made significant progress during his first year as a Nittany Lion and was a highly effective player working against the offensive line as a member of the Dirty Show during his redshirt season. A three-time all-state player in Maryland, he could emerge as a physical presence for the D-Line this season. He owned a grade-point average above a 3.0 after the spring semester. Gaia is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

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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