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Penn State and Pitt meet for the 98th time Saturday at 3:30 p.m.; 1982 National Championship Team to Sign Autographs Pre-Game, AFCA Championship trophy in Fan Fest
Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
Penn State football team brings all-time total to more than $1.12 million raised for Kidney Cancer awareness and research since 2003
Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester
Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten...Named the Ridge Riley Award Winner (senior for "sportsmanship, scholarship, leadership and friendship") at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.
Season: Appeared in nine games, primarily as a punt returner.
Maryland (10/8): Saw time on the punt return unit. Ohio State (10/22): Returned a career-high two punts for a then-career-best 11 yards...Had a long return of seven yards in the third quarter. at Indiana (11/12): Returned one punt for three yards. vs. USC (1/2): Returned one punt for a career-long 18 yards in the third quarter.
➤ 2015 ➤ Junior Season
Season: Appeared in five games.
Indiana (10/10): Caught his first career pass to account for the first career completion for Trace McSorley...Gained four yards. Michigan (11/21): Made his first career punt return, gaining eight yards, in the fourth quarter. at Michigan State (11/28): Was the team's starting punt returner...Returned one punt for one yard. vs. Georgia (1/2): Was the starting punt returner.
➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Seeing action in three games, he earned his first career start during the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium...Also played against UMass and at Indiana.
➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
Season: Played in three games during his first season on campus...Saw action against Eastern Michigan, Purdue and Nebraska...Was among 12 true freshmen who saw action during the season.
Purdue (11/16): Had one punt return for nine yards against the Boilermakers.
➤ High School
Earned two letters playing for head coach Art Walker at North Allegheny High School...Attained first-team all-state honors after helping the Tigers to the 2012 PIAA Class AAAA Championship, making 68 receptions for more than 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns...Grabbed 28 passes for 600 yards and five touchdowns as a junior...Helped North Allegheny capture a pair of WPIAL titles...Selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game.
Full name is Gregg David Garrity...Son of Gregg and Linda Garrity...Has one sister, Samantha...Father, Gregg, and grandfather, Jim, played football at Penn State and were three-year lettermen, from 1980-82 and 1952-54, respectively...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 No. 1 Georgia, a feat immortalized on the cover of Sports Illustrated...A student in the College of Communications, Garrity would like to pursue a career as a journalist...A Dean's List student, he owned a 3.60 grade-point average through the spring semester...Born January 24, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pa.