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Chris Gulla
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Chris  Gulla

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Toms River, N.J.

High School:
Toms River North

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 199

Position:
K/P

Experience:
SO

H.S. Coach:
Chip LaBarca

 

07/13/2015

Penn State Uplifting Athletes Raise $120,000 at Lift for Life

Penn State football team brings all-time total to more than $1.12 million raised for Kidney Cancer awareness and research since 2003

09/06/2014

Penn State Football - Postgame Notes Vs. Akron - Sept. 6, 2014

Penn State Defeat Akron, 21-3, in Home Opener

08/04/2014

Interview with football coaches

An interview with coach Franklin, coach Donovan, coach Shoop and coach Huff.

11/08/2014

Penn State vs. Indiana (USATSI)

Penn State vs. Indiana (USATSI)

09/27/2014

Penn State vs. Northwestern

Penn State takes on Northwestern

09/06/2014

Penn State Football vs. Akron - 9/6/14

The Nittany Lions opened the home portion of their 2014 schedule against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium Sept. 6, 2014.

  • Filled the role of holder for Ficken over the final seven games after an injury to the primary holder, Ryan Keiser, helping him connect on 12-of-15 field goal attempts.
  • Gulla earned Dean’s List honors after posting a 3.67 grade-point average during the spring 2015 semester and entered the summer semester with a 3.69 cumulative GPA.
  • An active member of the team off the field, Gulla is the co-director of finance of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003.
  • Gulla is among 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
    Awards: Nominated for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America®…Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time. Season: Appeared in all 13 games…Saw time as punter and holder for Sam Ficken on placements…Punted 28 times for a 37.3-yard average…Had nine punts downed inside the 20…Served as the holder for Ficken on all placements following the injury to Ryan Keiser prior to the Ohio State game. UCF (8/30): Made his first career appearance in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Booted a 41-yard punt for a touchback in his only attempt. Akron (9/6): Punted five times for an average of 48.8 yards per punt…Broke Penn State’s yards per punt average by a freshman in a game, topping Jeremy Kapinos’ record set in 2003 (47.8 ypp, Boston College)...Had three punts downed inside the 20-yard line. At Rutgers (9/13): Punted six times…Had three punts downed inside the 20-yard line. UMass (9/20): Had one punt for 35 yards. Northwestern (9/27): Booted six punts for a 35.0-yard average. At Michigan (10/11): Punted five times for a 33.4 average…Pinned two kicks inside the 20-yard line. Ohio State (10/25): Booted four punts for an average of 37.5 yards…Had a long punt of 43 yards…Knocked one punt inside the 20.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Redshirt season…Earned a perfect 4.00 grade-point average during the 2014 spring semester.

    ➤ High School
    A four-year starter at Toms River North High School, playing for head coach Chip LaBarca, who lettered for the Nittany Lions from 1991-93…Handled the punting and placekicking duties in all four seasons…Elected team captain as a senior…Selected all-state and was a two-time first-team All-Shore honoree…Made 17-of-22 career field goal attempts…Connected on six-of-seven field goal attempts during both his junior and senior seasons…Hit a 45-yard game-winning field goal to beat Southern Regional High School…Averaged 42 yards per punt…Excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Shore honors his final season…Selected to play in the All-Shore Game and the North-South Game.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Christopher Michael Gulla…Son of Dennis and Donna Gulla…Has one brother, Kyle, and one sister, Megan…Megan is a graduate student at Penn State…Plans to major in marketing…Born November 25, 1994 in Toms River, N.J.

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