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  Jon Baldwin
Jon Baldwin

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aliquippa, Pa.

High School:
Aliquippa

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 230

Position:
WR

2010 Scouting Report: A returning 1,000-yard receiver who has the potential to rank among the most exciting offensive performers in college football...highly viable candidate for All-America honors and the Biletnikoff Award, annually presented to the country's top receiver...complements his outstanding size with exceptional ball skills...can make the tough catch in traffic or go vertical, evidenced by his touchdown receptions of 79 and 71 yards last year...was one of only three receivers nationally to top 1,000 yards and average at least 19.5 yards per reception last season...also achieved in the classroom and was a 2009 Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.

2009: First team All-Big East...Rivals All-America Team (third team)...compiled 57 catches for 1,111 yards (19.5 avg.) with eight touchdowns in 13 games...Pitt's first 1,000-yard receiver since 2004 (Greg Lee, 1,297 yards)... ranked third in the Big East and 19th nationally in total receiving yards...ranked third in the Big East and 22nd nationally in receiving yards per game (85.46 avg.)...had two TDs over 70 yards (79-yarder vs. NC State; 71 vs. Louisville)...lone rush of the year was a 61-yard reverse that set up a Pitt TD drive vs. Syracuse...had seven 100-yard receiving games in 2009, including a career-high 144 (on six catches) with a 40-yard TD vs. USF...Big East Offensive Player of the Week for Notre Dame performance...averaged 28.4 yards per catch with 142 yards on just five receptions against the Irish...his diving 36-yard TD gave Pitt a 10-3 halftime lead...had a career-high two touchdown catches vs. Cincinnati (22 and 40 yards)...twice recorded a career-best eight receptions, including the Connecticut and West Virginia games.

2008: Immediate contributor as a true freshman...played in all 13 games, starting the last three (West Virginia, Connecticut and Sun Bowl vs. Oregon State)...averaged 22.4 yards/catch on 18 receptions for 404 yards...had three TDs, including scoring catches of 60 and 52 yards...had season-high101 receiving yards on three catches (33.7 avg.) with a 60-yard TD at Navy...had season-high five catches for 81 yards (16.2 avg.) vs. Rutgers...had two catches for 59 yards (29.5 avg.) with a 52-yard TD at USF...caught a 10-yard TD at Notre Dame to convert a 4th-and-6 and tie the score at 24 with 2:22 left, forcing OT.

High School: One of the country's elite receiver prospects and multi-sport stars...selected to play in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl...SuperPrep All-American and Northeast Offensive Player of the Year...PrepStar "Dream Team"...Scout.com All-American...rated one of the country's top 40 overall prospects by SuperPrep (No. 14), Scout (No. 20), Rivals, (No. 26) and PrepStar (No. 38)...among national receiver prospects, was rated No. 3 by SuperPrep, No. 5 by Rivals and No. 6 by Scout...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team (first team)...rated the No. 2 prospect in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep, Rivals, Scout and Keystone Recruiting...rated No. 3 on Scout's East Top 100 list...had 41 receptions for 613 yards (14.9 avg.) and nine touchdowns as a senior...compiled 62 catches for 1,083 yards (17.5 avg.) and 14 touchdowns his final two years...helped team to a combined 19-4 record (.826) as a junior and senior, including berths in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs each season...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"... played under Coach Mike Zmijanac...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...in addition to being a national football recruit, also had several Division I scholarship offers in basketball, including Marquette...the first-team all-state performer averaged 21.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and two blocks a game his senior year...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous Five" and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 10" honoree...was an AAU basketball teammate of fellow Pitt receiver Mike Shanahan...was a member of the Quips' PIAA and WPIAL champion 400-meter relay teams in track...earned a combined eight varsity letters at Aliquippa High, including four in basketball, three in football and three in track...Baldwin is the latest in a long line of Aliquippa products to sign with Pitt, including junior defensive lineman Brandon Lindsey and redshirt freshman offensive lineman Juantez Hollins...other recent Quips at Pitt include cornerback Darrelle Revis (2004-06), who now plays for the New York Jets, defensive lineman Sean Gilbert (1989-91), who went on to a decade-long career in the NFL, and All-Big East cornerback Bernard "Josh" Lay (2002-05)...legendary Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is another Aliquippa product who played at Pitt (1958-60).

Personal: Jonathan Dupree Baldwin, born 8/10/89, is the son of Jeffrey and Tezmalita Baldwin... has two sisters...father was a defensive lineman at Pitt from 1981-84...cousin, Charles Fisher, was a standout defensive back at West Virginia (1995-98) who went on to play with the Cincinnati Bengals...communication major.