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Darrelle Revis, current New York Jets cornerback

Revis

Revis Fast Facts

  • Revis starred at Pitt from 2004-06, earning first team All-Big East twice
  • Was drafted by the New York Jets in the 1st Round in 2007, 14th overall
  • Spent his first six season in New York and was selected to four Pro Bowls
  • Then played for Tampa Bay (2014) and New England (winning a Super Bowl in 2015)
  • Returned to the New York Jets this season and has started 12 games

Curtis Martin, former New York Jets running back & NFL Hall of Famer

Curtis Martin

Martin Fast Facts

  • Rushed for over 1,000 yards at Pitt in 1993
  • Started his NFL career with New England but made his name in New York with the Jets
  • Starred for the Jets from 1998-2006, tallying seven straight seasons with 1,000+ yards
  • Finished his NFL career with 14,101 rushing yards, which currently ranks fourth all time
  • His No. 28 was retired by the Jets and he entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012

Other Panthers who have played in Super Bowls for New York NFL teams:

  • Henry Hynoski, New York Giants, FB, Super Bowl XLVI champion
  • Keith Hamilton, New York Giants, DT, played in Super Bowl XXXV
  • Matt Cavanaugh, New York Giants, QB, Super Bowl XXV champion
  • Tom Flynn, New York Giants, S, Super Bowl XXI champion
Transformation Chris Jones

What does this experience mean to you?
Jones: It means everything. It has put me through so much and has shaped the person I am today. It's not always going to be easy and it'll be tough at some times as well, but it puts you through trials and tribulations that can shape who you are.

How have you changed as a player during your time at Pitt?
Jones: I think I have a lot more knowledge of the game now. Just knowing where to be on the court offensively and defensively. My body has definitely changed a lot in terms of strength.

Chris Jones

How have you managed to be a successful student and DI athlete?
Jones: I have been able to perform pretty well on the court and luckily I have already gotten my degree, so I have definitely had success in both.
One of the largest things I took from the Life Skills program is how to manage my money. I feel like that has helped me a lot with saving my money once I'm done here.

Best advice you were given or any advice you have to give to future student-athletes?
Jones: The best advice I've been given is whatever you're going to do in life, don't do it because others are doing it but do it because you want to. Advice that I have for future student-athletes would just be to buy in to what your coaches are saying. They may be tough on you but they really do want to help you.

Do you have a favorite moment?
Jones: I don't have one single moment, but just coming in here and getting to play in front of the Oakland Zoo is definitely my favorite. They are an amazing crowd and give us so much energy, especially during the ACC games. It's been fun.


Little Caesars Pizza Bowl | Dec. 26, 2013 | Ford Field | Detroit, MI | Pitt 30, Bowling Green 27

Five facts about the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

  1. James Conner, Tyler Boyd and Aaron Donald starred in Pitt's last bowl win.
  2. Conner broke a Pitt bowl record with 229 yards rushing in the game.
  3. Boyd had Pitt's first punt return TD since 2006 and had 173 receiving yards.
  4. Donald finished his Pitt career with a game-clinching sack in the final minute.
  5. Chris Blewitt's 39-yard field goal with 1:17 left made the difference for the Panthers.

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Tueday, December 6
Pitt Women's Basketball vs. Bryant at 7:00 PM
Television: ACC Network Extra
Radio: KDKA-FM HD3 | Pitt Gameday LIVE App
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Wednesday, December 7
Pitt Men's Basketball vs. Buffalo at 7:00 PM
Television: ACC Network Extra
Radio: 93.7 FM The Fan | Pitt Gameday LIVE App
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Friday, December 9
Pitt Gymnastics Blue-Gold vs. Kent State at 6:30 PM
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Saturday, December 10
Pitt Women's Basketball at Penn State at 2:00 PM
Radio: KDKA-FM HD3 | Pitt Gameday LIVE App
Live Stats: GameTracker
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Pitt Men's Basketball vs. Penn State | Never Forget Tribute Classic | Prudential Center at 2:30 PM
Television: CBS Sports Network
Radio: 93.7 FM The Fan | Pitt Gameday LIVE App
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Sunday, December 11
Pitt Wrestling vs. West Virginia at 2:00 PM
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Weekend Tournaments
Pitt Track & Field | KSU Golden Flashes Gala | Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 All Day
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Friday, December 2
2016 NCAA Division I Tournament, First/Second Rounds: Pitt Volleyball vs. Dayton at State College at 5:00 PM
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Tournament Central

Pitt Men's Basketball at Duquesne at 7:00 PM
Television: ACC Network Extra
Radio: 93.7 FM The Fan | Pitt Gameday LIVE App
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Sunday, December 4
Pitt Wrestling at Oklahoma State at 1:00 PM
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Pitt Women's Basketball vs. Charlotte at 2:00 PM
Television: ACC Network Extra
Radio: 1320 AM WJAS | Pitt Gameday LIVE App
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Live Stats: GameTracker

Weekend Tournaments
Pitt Swimming & Diving at AT&T Winter Nationals in Atlanta, GA.| Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 All Day
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Pitt Track & Field | Blue-Gold Meet | Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 All Day
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Sunday, December 4 is College Football Selection Day
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transformation Kinga Cichowska

How have you grown as a swimmer during your time at Pitt?
Cichowska: When I got to Pitt, that was the first year of ACC swimming here. We were thrown in to the deep waters right from the start. I can see how the team and myself have grown up through the years. During the first year, we were very shy from not knowing the conference. I was not familiar with college-level swimming, either. After my sophomore and junior year, the ACC and college swimming feel like home to me now.

What are your main goals heading into your final season?
Cichowska: I want to make it my best season yet. Speaking about times, I want to swim faster and hopefully place better at the meets. I also want to just have a lot of fun and finish my athletic career in the best possible shape I will ever be in my life.

Everyone sets their own ideas about the team goals. But we definitely want to place higher than we ever have at ACCs. The highest we've placed has been eighth.

Do you have a favorite part about being a Pitt-student athlete?
Cichowska: I love when we sing the Alma Mater at the end of every swim meet. It's always the highlight! It's when the entire team comes together. During the meet there are a lot of ups and downs and there's so much going on. You're focused on your starts, warming up and cooling down. You try to be there for your teammates, but you're not always able to see all of their races. So this moment when we all get together at the end and celebrate the good meet we had, it's definitely a highlight.

What does the experience of being a Pitt student-athlete mean to you?
Cichowska: Coming to Pitt was undoubtedly the best decision of my life. Coming from Poland, it was a big decision. I get to continue my swimming career at the highest level and get a great education. I also get to be supported by a team. The team aspect is so huge here, but that's not always present outside of the U.S. I hadn't experienced the team aspect until coming here, and it's added so much to the sport and brought swimming to a completely new level for me.

Transformation Zach Lierley

How have you grown as an athlete during your time at Pitt?
Lierley: I think the biggest thing is just the transition from club to college swimming and becoming team-focused. Club swimming is more individual; you're more worried about getting in and getting your races done whereas college swimming is big in relays, dual meets and even championship season. It's about being the best in not only your races, but as a team. The energy that comes from the team helps all teammates and fuels performance. Coming into a family environment has been beneficial, especially through the transition. I've developed since I've been a freshman and the team culture has grown a lot even in just this year alone, which is great to see.

Do you have a big accomplishment/favorite moment as a Panther?
Lierley: From a combination of an athletic and academic standpoint, I was selected for the ACC All-Academic team my sophomore year. That was pretty big for me. One of the reasons I came to Pitt was because of the combination to develop in the classroom as well as the pool. Also, this summer I finished 15th at the Olympic Trials. After our college season ended, it was great to refocus and have a good swim this summer.

How have you grown as a leader of the team?
Lierley: As you get older, a lot of people on the team start to look at you and rely on the things you do to help guide them. One big thing that all of our seniors have tried to uphold this year is bringing positive energy, especially at meets. In the past, whether we've had ups or downs, we've allowed our energy levels to dictate how the meet goes. So as a senior class, we've tried to bring positive energy and take things one step at a time by focusing on the details.

Legends Dion Lewis

Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Syracuse: Dion Lewis, Nov. 7, 2009

Five facts about Dion Lewis vs. Syracuse:

  1. Lewis tallied 152 yards from scrimmage and one TD in Pitt's 37-10 win over Syracuse in 2009.
  2. The star freshman RB guided the Panthers to their eighth win of the season that Saturday at Heinz Field.
  3. With 110 rushing yards and 42 receiving yards, Lewis keyed Pitt's most lopsided win versus the Orange since 1980.
  4. It was Lewis' sixth 100-yard rushing game during his breakout true freshman campaign.
  5. Lewis would go on to be named Big East Freshman of the Year during Pitt's most recent 10-win season.

 

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