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  Pat Bostick
Pat Bostick

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Pa.

High School:
Manheim Township

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
QB

2010 Scouting Report: Veteran quarterback who took a redshirt last season...will vie with sophomore Tino Sunseri for starting job...played in 16 games over the 2007 and '08 seasons, including nine starting assignments...was very active in weekly game-planning during his redshirt season and also made significant strides in his strength and conditioning levels...a past honoree on the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2009: Did not play in any games and redshirted...was named the offensive recipient of the Ed Conway Award as one of the most improved players of spring drills.

2008: Played in six games, starting one...completed 22-of-41 passes (53.7%) for 270 yards with one TD and four INTs...lone start of the season came in a victory at Notre Dame, when Bill Stull was out due to injury...against the Fighting Irish Bostick threw for 164 yards on 14-of-27 passing with one TD and three INTs...facing 4th-and-6 at the Irish 10, Bostick hit Jonathan Baldwin for a TD on a fade pattern, tying the game at 24 with 2:22 left to ultimately force OT...Pitt would beat the Irish, 36-33, in four OTs...came on in relief vs. Oregon State in the Sun Bowl and hit 2-of-3 passes for 37 yards in the fourth period...other relief appearances included Navy, Rutgers, Louisville and Connecticut.

2007: Originally slated to redshirt at the beginning of the season, Bostick ultimately became Pitt's starting QB as a true freshman...was the first true frosh QB to play significantly at Pitt since the 1987 season (Darnell Dickerson)...Bostick played in 10 games, starting the final eight...was 155 of 252 (61.5%) for 1,500 yards with eight TDs and 13 INTs on the year...had two rush TDs...in Pitt's 13-9 upset at West Virginia, scored on a one-yard plunge in the third quarter to give Pitt a 10-7 lead it would not relinquish...was 10 of 19 for 67 yards with two INTs at WVU...was 24 of 37 for 298 yards with two TDs and three INTs vs. USF...also threw for a pair of 2-point conversions...Bostick's yardage and TD passes vs. USF marked career bests...completed 21 of 30 for 153 yards with a 17-yard TD pass vs. Syracuse...was 10 of 20 for 136 yards at Louisville...was instrumental in a fourth-quarter rally against the Cardinals, completing 6-of-10 passes for 118 yards in the final period as Pitt overcame a 10-point deficit and tied the game at 17...was 18 of 29 for 167 yards with one TD and one INT vs. Cincinnati...TD pass was a four-yarder to Darrell Strong...Bostick also completed a 2-point conversion pass to Oderick Turner after Pitt's final TD to complete the scoring in the Panthers' 24-17 victory over the nationally ranked Bearcats...completed 71% of his passes vs. Navy, finishing 20 of 28 for 191 yards, a TD and an INT...also rushed for a one-yard TD in overtime against the Midshipmen...in his first career start, was 18 of 31 for 181 yards with one TD and one INT at Virginia...playing the final two quarters vs. UConn, was 27 of 41 for 230 yards with one TD and three INTs...made his first career appearance in the fourth quarter of Pitt's 34-10 victory over Grambling...was 0 of 1 with an INT.

High School: Considered one of the nation's top quarterback prospects...SuperPrep All-American...selected the 2006 Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year...finished his career ranked among Pennsylvania's all-time leading passers...threw for 7,259 career yards at Manheim Township to rank fifth in state annals...as a senior, passed for 2,172 yards with 20 touchdowns and only four interceptions...threw for a school-record 2,810 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior...set nearly every major Manheim Township passing record, including career yards (7,259), touchdowns (82), completions (543) and attempts (903)...his single-game marks included 392 passing yards, 30 completions and seven TD passes... finished as District 3's all-time leader in career passing yards and TD passes...two-time member of The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State Team...two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1 Offensive Player of the Year...was also a two-time all-league punter and averaged 36.1 yards per attempt as a senior...three-year starter who led Manheim Township to a 23-9 mark (.719) during his career, including District 3 Class AAAA playoff berths his junior and senior seasons...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...SuperPrep "Elite 50"...PrepStar Top 100...rated Pennsylvania's No. 1 prospect by Keystone Recruiting...rated the state's No. 2 prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com...rated the nation's No. 5 quarterback by SuperPrep...rated the nation's No. 6 quarterback by Scout.com...rated the nation's No. 6 "pro-style quarterback" by Rivals.com...rated the nation's No. 10 quarterback by PrepStar...Scout All-East Region...played under Coach Mike Melnyk...selected to play in the East Meets West All-American Game in Orlando, Fla....also a basketball letterman.

Personal: Patrick J. Bostick, born 1/21/89, is the son of Pat and Cindy Bostick...has one brother...father wrestled at Widener University...earned his bachelor's degree in communication in just three years...is currently working on a second degree in media and professional communication...interned in the Pitt Athletic Media Relations Office this past summer.