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Staff picks: Pitt athletics Hall of Fame

Tony Dorsett was a running back for Pitt from 1973 to 1976 and is the only Panther to have received the Heisman Trophy Award. (Photo courtesy of ULS Archives)

By The Pitt News Staff

April 4, 2018

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced in January that Pitt will be implementing its own Hall of Fame, with the inaugural class to be inducted Sept. 7. We’ll have to wait a few months to find out who will make the first Hall of Fame class — in the meantime, The Pitt News sports staff has ...

Top 5 players to sport Pitt script

The football team will wear the classic Pitt uniforms in its homecoming game against Georgia Tech on Saturday. Courtesy Pitt Archives

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 6, 2016

The Pitt football program has produced an overwhelming amount of legendary players in its 127-year history. After all, the Panthers’ eight Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees are tied for fourth-most of any school in the country, with multiple future Hall of Famers still competing on Sundays in the NFL. Some players, such as r...

Next In Line: Meet Chawntez Moss

Chawntez Moss poses next to the Heisman Trophy at Pitt's football practice facility. Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

May 31, 2016

Just before the start of the Blue-Gold game on April 16, 2016, incoming first-year running back Chawntez Moss had to take a moment to reflect. Moss was in a corner of the locker room with sophomore running back Qadree Ollison when he was handed his gold No. 26 game jersey. “Come on, man, put it on,...

Time to shine: James Conner has the makings of a program great — now he has to win

Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2015

Whenever a young football player starts making an impact, the hyperbole emerges just as fast as the knock-off jerseys. From the most serious journalist to the biggest homer, everyone jumps to proclaim “He’s the next Dan Marino” or “the next Larry Fitzgerald.” But to be contrary, in junior runni...

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