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  Dave Brytus
Dave Brytus

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
McDonald, Pa.

High School:
West Allegheny

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 230

Position:
P

2008 Scouting Report: Gives Pitt a battle-tested specialist in the punting game after starting each contest at that vital spot last year...with increased consistency, has the strength and skills to earn all-star consideration...also has contributed as a kickoff specialist...is left-footed and right-handed...is powerfully built with impressive athletic skills outside of football...earned a black belt in karate and also owns a winning record in mixed-martial arts fighting.

2007: Earned the starting punter job in his first active season at Pitt...averaged 39.6 yards on 66 punts... placed 18 inside the 20-yard line (27%)...had a career-long punt of 66 yards at Rutgers...averaged 40.2 yards on six punts overall vs. the Scarlet Knights...averaged 45.0 yards on five punts vs. USF...had a long of 56 vs. USF and matched his season best with three punts inside the 20...making his Pitt debut, averaged 45.4 yards on five punts and dropped one inside the 20 against Eastern Michigan...performance earned him Big East Special Teams Player of the Week honors...averaged 44.9 yards on seven punts at Virginia, including a 64-yarder...dropped a season-high three punts (seven attempts) inside the 20 against Syracuse...averaged 40 yards on seven punts vs. UConn with two inside the 20...averaged 40 yards on eight punts at Louisville with a long of 49.

2006: Joined Pitt as a transfer from Purdue in January and sat out the season under NCAA guidelines.

At Purdue (2004-05): Two-year starter at punter...as a sophomore in 2005 was named to the Ray Guy Award watch list...averaged 39.5 yards on 62 punts that season...dropped 22 of his punts inside the 20-yard line (35%)...had a season-long punt of 56 yards against Iowa...his freshman year in 2004 Brytus averaged 40 yards on 53 punts...placed 15 of his punts (28%) inside the 20...had a then career-long 63-yarder against Michigan...capped his freshman year by being named the Sun Bowl's Most Valuable Special Teams Player after averaging a career-best 48.9 yards on eight punts, including a career-high (tied) four that landed inside the 20 against Arizona State.

High School: Named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (first team) as a senior after missing his entire junior season due to a broken leg... averaged 42.6 yards per punt his senior year...placed 18 of his 44 punts (41%) inside the opponent's 20-yard line...also converted 8-of-12 field goals (.667), including a school-record 53-yarder...nearly 70% of his kickoffs were touchbacks (20 touchbacks on 29 kickoffs)...averaged 45 yards per punt as a sophomore...rated the nation's No. 5 kicker by Rivals...PrepStar All-East Region...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...All-Parkway Conference...played under Coach Bob Palko...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also played ice hockey.

Personal: David Alan Brytus, born 7/14/86, is the son of Alan and Jeanne Brytus...has one brother and one sister...is a black belt in karate...won the 2002 Western Pennsylvania Junior Golden Gloves super heavyweight boxing title...administration of justice major.