The Garrity family has been a part of Penn State football since the 1950's when Jim Garrity laced up his cleats for the Nittany Lions. Gregg's father, Gregg, was a wide receiver for the Blue and White from 1980-82 and 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 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.