Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester
The Garrity family has been a part of Penn State football since the 1950s, when Gregg's grandfather, Jim, laced up his cleats for the Nittany Lions. Gregg's father, Gregg Sr., was a wide receiver for the Blue and White, lettering from 1980-82. He is famous for making "The Catch" in the end zone that helped the Nittany Lions clinch their first national title in the 1983 Sugar Bowl with a win over No. 1 Georgia. Regarded as one of the iconic plays in Penn State football history, the feat landed the elder Garrity on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The third-generation Garrity brings a strong work-ethic to the practice field and weight room. A crisp route-runner, the North Allegheny High School all-state selection played an instrumental role on the scout team during his first campaign on campus and played in three games. With continued progress in the weight room and on the field, the talented and quick Garrity enters the season looking to add depth to the receiving corps and crack the rotation. He brought a 3.54 grade-point average into the summer and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. Garrity is among 11 returning Nittany Lions from Western Pennsylvania.
2013 (Freshman Season)
Garrity played in three games during his first season on campus. He played against Eastern Michigan, Purdue and Nebraska and had one punt return for nine yards against the Boilermakers. Garrity was among 12 true freshmen who saw action during the season.
Garrity prepped at North Allegheny High School and earned two varsity letters for head coach Art Walker. He earned first team All-State honors after helping the Tigers to the 2012 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association State Class AAAA Championship, making 68 receptions for over 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns. He grabbed 28 passed for 600 yards and five touchdowns as a junior. Garrity also helped North Allegheny to a pair of Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League titles. He was selected to play in the East-West All Star Game.
Full name is Gregg Garrity. He is the son of Gregg and Linda Garrity. He has one sister, Samantha. His father, Gregg, and grandfather, Jim, both played football at Penn State. His father made a diving catch in the end zone that helped the Nittany Lions clinch their first national title in 1982 with a win over Georgia, a feat that landed him on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Garrity intends on majoring in communications and would like to pursue a career as a journalist. Born January 24, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pa.