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Gregg Garrity
Gregg  Garrity


Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
North Allegheny

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 157



H.S. Coach:
Art Walker



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  • Carrying the torch of a family that has been a part of Penn State football since the 1950s, Gregg Garrity is a third-generation Nittany Lion.
  • Gregg’s grandfather, Jim, laced up his cleats for the Nittany Lions. His 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 student-athlete earned his first career start at the Pinstripe Bowl and saw action in three games during 2014.
  • Garrity is a crisp route-runner with the tools to be a potential role player in the slot and on special teams. He enters the fall looking to add depth to the talented corps of youthful Penn State receivers.
  • A standout in the classroom, Garrity owns a 3.60 cumulative grade-point average in journalism.
  • An active member of the team off the field, Garrity is the director of marketing 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.
  • Garrity is among seven returning Nittany Lions from Western Pennsylvania.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore 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
    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.

    ➤ Personal
    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.

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