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Virginia Tech football: Tight end Nick Gallo to return in 2024

The veteran tight end was injured in 2023.

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The good news keeps coming for Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry. On Monday, Virginia Tech’s 2024 offense received a boost when senior tight end Nick Gallo announced he would return to Blacksburg for one more season.

The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Richboro, Pa., native missed the 2023 season after suffering a knee injury during fall camp in August. Gallo was projected to start at tight end again, but his knee injury paved the way for sophomore Dae’Quan Wright to be VT’s No. 1 tight end. Wright had a solid season for the Hokies but entered the NCAA transfer portal in November.

There was talk of the Hokies looking for a veteran tight end in the portal, but Pry likes the young players at the position, such as Benji Gosnell, Harrison Saint Germain and Zeke Wimbush. Additionally, Pry also knew there was a good chance Gallo would return in 2024.

The 2024 season will be Gallo’s sixth in Blacksburg. Gallo arrived in 2019 and has appeared in 46 career games for the Hokies with 27 starts. He has 55 receptions for 469 yards and one touchdown.

Gallo is a solid blocker and will give the Hokies another option to pair with Gosnell and Saint Germain, who both expect to see plenty of time next season. Gosnell and Saint Germain caught a touchdown pass in Virginia Tech’s Military Bowl win over Tulane.