Updated: April 13, 2016
2015-16: Appeared in nine games … Logged 43 plays on special teams.
2014-15: Did not dress for any games, taking a redshirt … Worked with the scout team … A Super Iron Hokie in the weight room … Benched 375 pounds, squatted 440 pounds and posted a 36-inch vertical jump in spring max testing.
2013-14: Joined the team in Spring of 2014 as a walk-on after transferring from Bluefield College … Went through spring practice as an outside linebacker and free safety.
At Bluefield: Played the 2013 season for Coach Stacy Hairston at Bluefield (Va.) College … Started all season, averaging 9.2 tackles per game … Had four sacks and forced three fumbles … Played on every special teams unit.
High School: Lettered three times for Coach Tim Cromer at Christiansburg High … An all-district selection at defensive end … Helped lead team to a Virginia Group AA state runner-up finish … Played quarterback, linebacker, defensive end, offensive guard and kicked during his high school career … Also played basketball for Coach Shawn Good, a former Tech basketball player … Team won the Virginia Group AA state title in 2012.
Personal: Johnathan Isaac Galante … Born May 27, 1994 in Birmingham, Ala. … Son of Joe and Stephanie Galante … Both parents went to Virginia Tech … Has a younger sister, Isabel … Majoring in applied economic management with a concentration in financial planning.