Penn State Nittany Lions: Evan Galimberti

Watch: Run-on OL living out dream

June, 20, 2013
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NIttanyNation's Josh Moyer talks to 2013 run-on OL Evan Galimberti about the opportunity he has at Penn State and what strengths he believes he possesses.
Every weekday, as part of an ongoing series, NittanyNation will take a closer look at a Penn State walk-on.

Vitals: Offensive lineman Evan Galimberti, State College (Pa.), 6-foot-2, 258 pounds

Run-ons overview: Offense 

February, 11, 2013
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Here's a list -- complete with film and notes -- on Penn State's offensive run-ons.


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Penn State will have several commits up for weekend visits, but this might be the most important Sunday of the year when it comes to potential preferred walk-ons.

NittanyNation has confirmed that at least eight players who were extended spots on the team as non-scholarship players will be in Happy Valley for "Run-on Day," which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Potential walk-ons -- or run-ons, as Bill O'Brien calls them -- will be broken into two groups and will take part in several tours or meetings.

According to recruits, they'll meet with the training staff, coaches and hear about academics. They'll also have lunch together but, due to NCAA rules, recruits will have to pay $10. One prospect said 10 or 11 players received an email with Sunday's itinerary.


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Offensive lineman Evan Galimberti (State College, Pa./State College) grew up under the shadow of Beaver Stadium and dreamed about playing for the Nittany Lions. He realized that dream last month when Bill O'Brien extended him an offer to become a preferred walk-on.

Galimberti recently discussed his commitment with NittanyNation at length and talked about his goals, his favorite PSU moment and his strengths/weaknesses.


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Trio of PSU pledges on Big 33 team

January, 13, 2013
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Three future Penn State players -- two commits, one preferred walk-on -- have earned spots on the Pennsylvania team in the Big 33 Football Classic, an annual all-star game that now pits players from Maryland and the Keystone state.

Three-star athlete Zayd Issah (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) will play outside linebacker, while four-star OL Andrew Nelson (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) will be on offensive line. Preferred walk-on Evan Galimberti (State College, Pa./State College) will join him there.

Maryland will not choose its team until next month. The game will kick off on Saturday, June 15 at 7:06 p.m., in HersheyPark Stadium.

The all-star game traces its roots to 1957 and has at times included Texas, Ohio and East Pa. vs. West Pa. This will be the first year Pennsylvania doesn't play Ohio in 14 years; the Big 33 signed a five-year contract with Maryland in late October.

In the last meeting between Pennsylvania and Maryland was in 1992. Pennsylvania won 38-0.

Other familiar names to make the team include Pitt commit WR Tyler Boyd, PSU target LB Chris Britton, Pitt commit (and former PSU commit) OL Dorian Johnson, PSU target WR Brian Lemelle, South Carolina commit RB David Williams and Michigan State commits QB Damion Terry and SS Delton Williams.

The Big 33 has a full roster here.

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