2007 Scouting Report: Third-year walk-on...owns valuable versatility and has contributed depth at both linebacker and the secondary...slated to work at strong safety this year.
2006: Did not play in any games.
2005: Joined team in fall as a walk-on transfer from NCAA Division II Slippery Rock University...did not play in any games under NCAA transfer guidelines.
High School: Two-year starter at quarterback for Ambridge...Parkway Conference Offensive MVP as a senior...led team to the second round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs his senior season...played under Coach Don Yannessa...also was a three-time All-Parkway selection in baseball as an outfielder.
Personal: Shawn Ryan Besong, born 9/27/85, is the son of Robert and Bonnie Besong...has one brother...both parents were gymnasts at Pitt during the early 1980s...history major.
Pitt's Johnson, Price Voted to All-ACC Preseason Team
Pitt Places Third in ACC Coastal Division Preseason Poll
Pat Narduzzi Set for ESPN Car Wash Visit Monday
Pitt Football Newcomers Visit Mel Blount Youth Home
Jordan Whitehead Named a Candidate for the Paul Hornung Award