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Meet the Panthers: Q&A with Jerry Drake Jr.

Jerry Drake Jr. explains his decision to commit to Pitt. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics / UPMC Pitt LiveWire

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 10, 2017

Pitt’s newest offensive lineman Jerry Drake Jr. doesn’t like the cold. Drake, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive lineman from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, could have easily stayed down south to play college ball in the warm, friendly confines of the Southeastern Conference. After all, he had scholarship...

Pitt putting 2014 loss behind them in preparation for Akron game

Meghan Sunners / Senior Staff Photographer

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 9, 2015

Two days after its opening victory against Youngstown State, the Pitt football team took a monumental blow, losing star running back James Conner for the entire season to a torn MCL. On Saturday, they’ll be taking on Akron, minus No. 24. Despite the magnitude of Conner’s loss, center Artie Rowell...

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