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Seven Panthers signed in post-draft free agency

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi will have to replace many key players next season, as 11 Panthers were signed by NFL teams this weekend. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

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...

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...

James Conner, Ryan Lewis earn national honors for week two efforts

On top of being selected ACC defensive back of the week, Ryan Lewis (38) was named the best defensive back in the nation after last week’s games. John Hamilton / Staff Photographer.

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 14, 2016

After battling both injury and cancer over the past year before coming back to score a pair of touchdowns against Penn State last Saturday, Pitt running back James Conner was recognized this week for his courage. On Wednesday, the redshirt junior became the first weekly nominee for the 2016 Capit...

Ryan Lewis, Quadree Henderson earn weekly ACC honors

Wide receiver Quadree Henderson (10) and teammates celebrate a first-quarter touchdown against Penn State. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

Pitt senior cornerback Ryan Lewis and sophomore wide receiver Quadree Henderson earned accolades from the Atlantic Coast Conference for their standout performances in Pitt’s 42-39 win over Penn State on Saturday. Lewis was selected as the ACC defensive back of the week while Henderson was named ACC sp...

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