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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.
Pitt’s defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver (pictured) and Patrick Jones II received AP All-America honors on Monday.

Weaver, Jones II earn AP All-America honors

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 31, 2020
As Pitt’s redshirt senior defensive end duo of Rashad Weaver and Patrick Jones II prepare for the NFL draft, they have both received a huge boost to their resumes.
Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw four interceptions in Pitts 52-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday

Horrific first quarter dooms Pitt in 52-17 loss at Clemson

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 29, 2020
Last time Pitt went to Death Valley, the Panthers shocked undefeated Clemson in one of the greatest games in program history. Pitt didn’t have any of its 2016 magic on Saturday, as a treacherous start led to a 52-17 loss.
First-year wide receiver Jaylon Barden celebrates his first career touchdown during Pitts 47-14 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday

Shorthanded Panthers blowout Hokies 47-14 on Senior Day

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor November 21, 2020
While players usually walk on the field with their families for the ceremonies, Pitt couldn’t carry on the tradition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Players came out by themselves this year, as their families provided video messages on the jumbotron.
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.
Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi called the NCAA nonexistent in his Zoom press conference Monday

Narduzzi discusses COVID concerns, Jaylen Twyman opt-out, and Joey Yellen waiver at latest presser

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor August 19, 2020
Narduzzi told reporters in attendance that the Pitt training facility is the safest place the players can be.
Pitt’s top two safeties, redshirt junior Paris Ford (pictured) and Damar Hamlin, chose to return to the team rather than going pro.

Pitt football holds first spring session of 2020

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 3, 2020
No starting jobs were won or lost during Pitt’s first official spring practice, though several team developments were revealed.
Redshirt junior defensive lineman Rashad Weaver, 17, tore his ACL in training camp this summer. He will be sitting out this season.

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor August 25, 2019
From snagging heralded recruits to hiring new coaches and seeing former players get drafted, Pitt athletics saw several crucial developments take place over the summer.
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