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Profiles in Terpage: P.J. Gallo

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Our series continues with an important part of Maryland's tight end rotation.

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

P.J. Gallo, junior, tight end, No. 88

Stats:

Height: 6'2

Weight: 250 lbs

Collegiate stats: Two catches, 13 yards (6.5 yards per catch) and one touchdown; two solo tackles

High school: Council Rock South High School (Southampton, Pa)

High school stats (Senior Year): Caught 14 passes for 185 yards; recorded 144 tackles, seven pass breakups, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three blocked kicks

Composite recruiting rating: Three stars, .8614, No. 32 tight end, No. 21 best player in Pennsylvania

Who Maryland beat: West Virginia, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, N.C. State, North Carolina

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Gallo was a tight end and defensive end for Council Rock South, being named to the 2011 Mini Maxwell Award team and the 2011 Suburban One first-team. He was also a team captain his senior year.

He redshirted his freshman season (2012) and was named the special teams scout team player of the week three times for his practice performance for the Temple (9/8), Boston College (10/27), and Florida State (10/17) games. He also won offensive scout team player of the week for the Wake Forest (10/6) game.

As a redshirt freshman in 2013, Gallo played in all 13 games (mostly on special teams) and won a team award for his high GPA.

This past season,  he made his first career catch at Syracuse (9/20) and caught his first touchdown at Penn State. (11/1). He played in 13 games with two starts at tight end. As a result of his performance in the class room, he earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for a second straight season and Big Ten All-Academic honors.

Career Highlight:

Getting his first career touchdown vs Penn State last season.

Dream Season:

Gallo catches at least one more touchdown, as Maryland plays more two tight-end sets because of its new depth at the position.

2015 Prospectus:

Gallo is currently second on the depth chart behind Andrew Isaacs. If he can get some valuable playing time in this season and produce, he could see more playing time opportunities, even with Isaacs healthy.

Even though Gallo is behind Isaacs, special teams is an area where Gallo can make a name for himself.

Up Next:

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