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Edge rusher Rashad Weaver registered 35 tackles, 14.5 of which were for a loss of yardage, on top of 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2020.

Prediction: Final NFL draft destinations for Pitt stars

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Pitt has one of its most exciting draft classes of the last few years with numerous Panthers sporting a chance at hearing their name called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman reacts after his bench press performance, pumping out 40 reps of 225 pounds on Wednesday.

Twyman, former Panthers showcase athleticism at 2021 Pitt Football Pro Day

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor March 19, 2021
Pitt hosted 16 football players for its pro day on Wednesday, with Jaylen Twyman’s ridiculous performance on the bench press stealing the show.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.

Kenny Pickett announces return for fifth year

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 15, 2020
In a surprising development, senior quarterback Kenny Pickett announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will return for a fifth season.
Pitt’s defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver (pictured) and Patrick Jones II received AP All-America honors on Monday.

Column | Panther draft class filled with most first-round talent in years

By Tyler Mathes, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2020
The NFL Draft will be held April 29 to May 1 in Cleveland. Pitt comes in with a strong class including not only the six players listed below, but at least five others who have a shot at a late selection or at least might receive training camp invites.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw four interceptions in Pitt's 52-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday

Column | Pickett needs healthy finish to maintain professional prospects

By Tyler Mathes, Senior Staff Writer November 2, 2020
Senior staff writer Tyler Mathes argues that Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett will need a productive end to the 2020 season in order to keep his chance at a professional career alive.
Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson earned a grade of 5.99 at the 2020 NFL Combine.

Jackson selected by Buffalo in NFL Draft’s seventh round

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor April 25, 2020
Former Pitt defensive back Dane Jackson was selected 239th overall in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills.
Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson earned a grade of 5.99 at the 2020 NFL Combine.

Jackson works out at 2020 NFL Combine

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer March 2, 2020
The 2020 NFL Combine is in the books, and for former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson, little has changed. 
Former Pitt tailback Qadree Ollison escapes a shoestring tackle during the ACC Championship game.

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer June 29, 2019
Qadree Ollison ran rampant in his final season as a Panther, guiding his team to its first ever Coastal title. Now he’ll look to add even more firepower to an already loaded Falcon offense.
Dewayne Hendrix, pictured here sacking Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in 2017, was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. (Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor May 2, 2019
Shortly following the draft, seven undrafted Panthers received NFL opportunities.
Pitt running back Quadree Ollison (30) was drafted with the 152nd overall pick by Atlanta in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2019
Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.
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