The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season
Coach Chryst has 15 practices scheduled beginning March 5.
The Pitt football team had 26 student-athletes named to the Big East All-Academic Team, it was announced by the league office.
2014: Played in one game, Pitt's season-opening 62-0 victory over Delaware.
2013: Did not play in any games.
2012: Joined team as a fall walk-on and redshirted as a true freshman...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-time All-Parkway Conference middle linebacker at Montour under Coach Lou Cerro...three-time Pennsylvania Football News Academic All-State honoree...compiled 230 tackles during his varsity career...also played fullback...helped Montour to a 24-4 record (.857) his final two seasons with back-to-back berths in the WPIAL Class AAA championship game...his senior year, Montour went 12-3, captured the WPIAL title and advanced to the PIAA Class AAA semifinals...Montour student council...Special Olympics volunteer.
PERSONAL: Anthony Russell Rippole, born 9/8/93, is the son of Anthony and Constance Rippole...has one sister...father played football at Thiel College...communication major.
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