2008 Scouting Report: One of Pitt's most athletic and versatile offensive linemen...a two-year letterman who has the experience and intelligence to contribute at both guard and tackle...slated to provide depth at guard this season.
2007: Played in 11 games and started three (Louisville, Syracuse and USF) at guard...came on in relief of injured starting RG Joe Thomas (hamstring pull) in the first half of the Cincinnati game and helped key Pitt's 24-17 victory over the No. 23 Bearcats.
2006: Was seeing time at both offensive tackle spots until an ankle fracture (left) during practice ended his year in the season's third week leading up to the Sept. 16 Michigan State game...saw relief duty in the opening two contests against Virginia and Cincinnati...received a medical redshirt
2005: Lettered as a reserve at left tackle behind All-Big East performer Charles Spencer...initially slated to redshirt, Bachman made his collegiate debut Oct. 8 versus Cincinnati due to attrition on the offensive line...also played against South Florida and Connecticut.
High School: Four-year letterman at Moon Area who was named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (first team) as a senior...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Class AAA...All-Parkway Conference selection on both sides of the ball as a junior and senior...earned All-Parkway Conference as a defensive selection his sophomore year...played left offensive tackle, protecting the quarterback's blindside...had 101 career pancake blocks, including 37 his senior season... Moon set school records for passing yardage, completions and attempts his senior year...defensively Bachman compiled a team-leading 68 tackles...led team to a combined 19-4 record (.826) with two WPIAL Class AAA playoff berths his junior and senior years...Moon also advanced to the WPIAL playoffs following Bachman's sophomore and freshman seasons...PrepStar All-East Region...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...rated the No. 29 prospect in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep...rated Pennsylvania's No. 33 prospect by Rivals.com...played under Coach Mark Capuano.
Personal: John David Bachman, born 1/28/86, is the son of David and Deby Bachman...has two sisters...father played football at Colgate from 1975-79...business-marketing major.
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