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Johnson, Price named to preseason All-ACC team

Johnson, Price named to preseason All-ACC team

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 27, 2016

Pitt seniors Dorian Johnson and Ejuan Price were named to the 2016 All-ACC Preseason Football Team Wednesday after media voting at last week’s ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte. An offensive guard from Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, Johnson has started 27 straight games dating back to his first season ...

Panthers place third in ACC Coastal Division preseason poll

Panthers place third in ACC Coastal Division preseason poll

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 25, 2016

One year after being picked to finish second-to-last in the ACC Coastal Division, the Pitt football team placed third in this year’s preseason poll at the 2016 ACC Football Kickoff media days in Charlotte. In Pat Narduzzi’s first year as head coach in 2015, the Panthers placed sixth out of the...

Whitehead garners fourth award watch list selection

Whitehead garners fourth award watch list selection

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 15, 2016

Pitt sophomore defensive back Jordan Whitehead earned a spot on his fourth 2016 award watch list Friday, the most of any Panther so far. Whitehead was named a preseason candidate for the Paul Hornung Award, created in 2010 and presented to college football’s most versatile player. While he play...

Conner selected to third Doak Walker Award watch list

Conner selected to third Doak Walker Award watch list

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 14, 2016

Pitt redshirt junior running back James Conner continues to garner recognition during his attempt to return to the field in 2016. Conner was named Thursday to the Doak Walker Award preseason watch list for the third consecutive year. He was a semifinalist for the award –– given to the best run...

Conner, Bisnowaty, Caprara placed on Wuerffel Trophy watch list

Conner, Bisnowaty, Caprara placed on Wuerffel Trophy watch list

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 13, 2016

The Pitt Panthers had three players selected to the Wuerffel Trophy watch list Wednesday, the most representatives of any school in the country. Junior running back James Conner, senior offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty and senior linebacker Mike Caprara were all named preseason candidates for the Wu...

Whitehead named to Jim Thorpe Award watch list

Whitehead named to Jim Thorpe Award watch list

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 11, 2016

The preseason accolades keep rolling in for Pitt defensive back Jordan Whitehead. The Panthers’ star sophomore was named a preseason candidate Monday for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to college football’s best defensive back. Last Friday, Whitehead was named to the Bronko Nagurski award wa...

Four more Panthers named to preseason awards watch lists

Four more Panthers named to preseason awards watch lists

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 8, 2016

Pitt had four more players selected to prestigious preseason awards watch lists on Thursday and Friday. Junior punter Ryan Winslow was selected on Thursday to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s best punter. Winslow is coming off back-to-back seasons of ...

Conner, Price, Whitehead named to Maxwell preseason awards watch lists

Conner, Price, Whitehead named to Maxwell preseason awards watch lists

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

July 5, 2016

Three Pitt Panthers are on preseason watch lists for the prestigious Maxwell Football Club awards. On Tuesday, junior running back James Conner was picked as a preseason candidate for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the College Player of the Year. The same day, senior defensive end Ejuan Price and s...

Pitt football recruiting update: Two recruits added to 2017 class

Pitt football recruiting update: Two recruits added to 2017 class

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 28, 2016

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi added the eighth and ninth verbal commitments to his second full recruiting class this past week. On June 22, three-star offensive lineman Carson Van Lynn announced his intention to join the Panthers in 2017, their third pledge from Narduzzi’s home state of Ohio...

Pitt football 2017 recruiting class gains two new commits, loses one

Pitt football 2017 recruiting class gains two new commits, loses one

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 21, 2016

Pitt football’s 2017 recruiting class gained two new verbal commitments and lost one this past week. Three-star running back Todd Sibley and two-star offensive lineman Owen Drexel announced their intentions to join the Panthers in 2017 on June 15. On June 20, three-star cornerback Exree Loe rescin...

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