|High School:||Claremont HS|
|Previous College:||Citrus College|
2014 - Gardella did not make an appearance for the Lions this season.
Prior to Southern - Gardella comes to Southern after two years at Citrus College in California where he played for coach Ron Ponciano and the Owls and is a teammate of fellow signee Ryan Solomon … This past season for Citrus, Gardella had 20 tackles, including 2.5 sacks and 3.5 for a loss of 16 yards … Prior to Citrus, Gardella prepped two varsity seasons for the Wolfpack and Coach Mike Collins at Claremont High School … He earned All-Sierra League Honorable Mention honors.
Personal - Gardella is the son of Shanette Oliver and Jim Gardel and plans to major in criminal justice at Southern.