Evan Galimberti moved to State College as a youngster and ever since his love of football took hold, his dream has been to run through the south tunnel of Beaver Stadium as a member of the Nittany Lions. His dream was fulfilled last fall, but this season, Galimberti is primed to try and make an impact on the offensive line. He turned down Holy Cross, Penn, Princeton and other schools for the opportunity to be a walk-on at Penn State. He enters preseason camp as one of the top candidates at right guard, where he likely will battle Brian Gaia for the majority of the first-team snaps. A redshirt freshman, Galimberti is one of the squad's premier students, bringing a 3.78 cumulative grade-point average into the summer, with designs on enrolling in the College of Engineering. He joins Matthew Baney and Jack Haffner as returning Nittany Lions who played at State College Area High School. Galimberti is among 17 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania.
2013 (Freshman Season)
Galimberti lettered twice as a two-way lineman at State College Area High School for head coach Al Wolski and was a stalwart on the offensive line for the Little Lions. He was selected a team captain during his senior season and helped the team to a 9-4 overall mark. The Little Lions ran for more than 180 yards in 10 games, including five 200-plus yardage games and a season-high 321 yards behind Galimberti and the offensive line. As a junior in 2011, he helped Little Lion and Nittany Lion teammate Jack Haffner rush for more than 2,000 yards. Galimberti was selected to play in the 2013 Big 33 All-Star Classic. He also lettered for the indoor track and field team. Galimberti was named to the High Honor Roll for every marking period during his prep career and was a SCASD Faculty Scholar.
Full name is Evan Barsness Galimberti. He is the son of Mark Galimberti and Elaine Barsness, both of whom are Penn State graduates. He has one sister, Katy. His father was a Penn State football manager in the mid-1980s. Galimberti is enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and interested in studying energy engineering. He brought a 3.78 cumulative grade-point average into the summer. Born September 12, 1994 in Coatesville, Pa.