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Los Angeles Rams select Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price

Ejuan Price led the Pitt defense this season with 13 sacks and 23 tackles for a loss. | Courtesy Pitt Athletics

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 29, 2017

The Los Angeles Rams selected Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price with the 16th pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft. Price is the fifth Pitt player to be picked, making this the most successful draft for the program since 2011, when six Panthers were selected. The 6-foot, 255-pound lineman first...

Pitt football dismisses senior defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni

Jeremiah Taleni breaks into the backfield during Pitt's 2015 game against Notre Dame. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 28, 2017

Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi announced the dismissal of defensive tackle Jeremiah Taleni from the team for disciplinary reasons on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound senior was expected to start on the Panthers’ defensive line in the fall and help fill the void left by departing seniors Ejuan Pri...

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

Wide receiver Dontez Ford turned heads with a 36-inch vertical leap at Pitt's Pro Day Wednesday. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 23, 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

Pitt running back James Conner rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 42-39 victory over Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

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...

Saying Goodbye: Pitt seniors lament last loss, cherish memories made

Senior middle linebacker Matt Galambos (47) sings Pitt's victory song with teammates after the Panthers' 42-39 win over Penn State Sept. 10. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 3, 2017

The Pitt football team’s Pinstripe Bowl matchup against Northwestern was supposed to be a coronation of sorts for the Panthers’ 2016 senior class. After two 6-6 seasons under Todd Graham in 2013 and 2014, the seniors helped engineer a smooth transition to Pitt’s new regime, posting back-to-b...

Henderson, Johnson and Price receive All-America honors

Senior offensive guard Dorian Johnson (53) is one of three Panthers to achieve All-American status in 2016. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

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

Quadree Henderson (10) earned first-team All-ACC honors as a kick returner and honorable mention as a wide receiver for the 2016-17 season. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

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 ...

GALLERY: Pitt vs Syracuse Football

James Conner (24) celebrates a late touchdown reception by teammate Jester Weah (85). Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

November 27, 2016

  Quadree Henderson (10) leads the NCAA with four combined kick and punt return touchdowns on the season. Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor ...

Three Panthers selected to midseason All-America teams

Ejuan Price (5) leads the nation in sacks per game and is third in tackles for loss per game. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

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 ...

Prediction: Pitt football to get back on winning track vs. Marshall

Defensive end Ejuan Price (5) has been one of the most disruptive pass-rushers in the country in 2016. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 29, 2016

The unbridled joy the Pitt football team felt after its 42-39 victory over in-state rival Penn State on Sept. 10, evaporated quickly. After excruciating back-to-back defeats on the road against Oklahoma State and North Carolina, the Panthers know they were just a play or two away from coming home w...

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