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Blake Zubovic lines up at Pitt

Blake Zubovic lines up at Pitt

By Alex Lehmbeck | Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Belle Vernon offensive lineman Blake Zubovic committed to Pitt last June. He was the ninth commitment of the 2018 class. This was a big commitment for Pitt, as it finds itself particularly shorthanded on the offensive line going into the 2018 season. Listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals, Zubovic was ranked as ...

Football adds graduate transfer OL Brandon Hodges

Football adds graduate transfer OL Brandon Hodges

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

July 25, 2017

Head coach Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt football program are less than two months from the start of the season, but the team added another player Tuesday in graduate transfer Brandon Hodges. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive lineman played last season with the Texas Longhorns, making an appearance in 1...

Seven Panthers signed in post-draft free agency

Seven Panthers signed in post-draft free agency

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 30, 2017

Five Panthers were selected in this year’s draft — the most since 2011. Seven additional Panthers who didn’t hear their name called had to find a team through post-draft free agency. In total, 12 Panthers were picked up by an NFL team for the upcoming season — with three headed to the Steele...

Arizona Cardinals draft Pitt OL Dorian Johnson

Arizona Cardinals draft Pitt OL Dorian Johnson

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 29, 2017

The Arizona Cardinals selected Pitt offensive lineman Dorian Johnson in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. Johnson was expected to go in the second or third rounds of the draft, but dropped into the fourth after a recently discovered liver condition. “[Friday] night, I had GM’s tell me th...

Panthers make last impression on NFL scouts at Pitt’s Pro Day

Panthers make last impression on NFL scouts at Pitt’s Pro Day

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 22, 2017

With a little over a month left before the 2017 NFL Draft, the Pitt football team’s draft-eligible standouts made one last impression on NFL teams Wednesday morning. Dozens of NFL scouts, coaches and reporters packed the practice facility at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side, as 19 Pa...

Six Panthers invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Six Panthers invited to NFL Scouting Combine

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

The Pitt-to-NFL pipeline continues to flow as six Panthers received invitations to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, a national invitational camp for players eligible for the upcoming draft. Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi broke the news on Twitter Monday night, posting a picture of the invited players...

Henderson, Johnson and Price receive All-America honors

Henderson, Johnson and Price receive All-America honors

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

Sporting News and USA Today each named a pair of Panthers to their 2016 college football All-America teams Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. Both publications named sophomore Quadree Henderson a first-team All-American as a return specialist, the first kick returner in Panthers history to receive the honor. Sporting News also selected senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson as a first-team All-American, while senior defensive end Ejuan Price ma...

Nine Panthers named to ACSMA All-ACC football teams

Nine Panthers named to ACSMA All-ACC football teams

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Nine players on the Pitt football team received All-ACC recognition Monday from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Four Panthers earned first-team All-ACC honors: redshirt junior running back James Conner, senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson, sixth-year senior defensive end Ejuan Price and ...

Three Panthers selected to midseason All-America teams

Three Panthers selected to midseason All-America teams

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

Football is a game of three phases –– offense, defense and special teams. This week, players on Pitt’s football team were recognized for excellence in all three. Senior defensive end Ejuan Price, sophomore wide receiver/kick returner Quadree Henderson and senior offensive tackle Dorian Johnson ...

Three Panthers make Rotary Lombardi Award watch list

Three Panthers make Rotary Lombardi Award watch list

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 29, 2016

Junior running back James Conner and senior offensive linemen Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnson were named to the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list late last week. The award is named after former Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and awarded to players who show “outstanding” performance...

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