2010 Scouting Report: Enters his third season as a walk-on at Pitt...initially joining the team as a punter, Costello subsequently moved to the secondary and carved out a niche on Pitt's kickoff coverage unit...will provide depth at free safety....a 2009 Big East All-Academic Team honoree.
2009: Played in 10 games to letter, seeing time on the kickoff team...had four tackles on the season, including a career-high two stops vs. Cincinnati...named the coaching staff's Special Teams Player of the Game for his efforts in the victory at Rutgers...competed at punter during the preseason before moving to safety.
2008: Joined Pitt as a walk-on in the fall and redshirted.
High School: Three-sport athlete at Hempfield Area, lettering in football, baseball and soccer...two-time All-Foothills Conference punter...played football under Coach Greg Meisner, a former standout defensive lineman at Pitt (1977-80) who spent more than a decade in the NFL...played in the Foothills Classic all-star game...Costello also was an all-section outfielder for the baseball team.
Personal: Patrick Albert Costello, born 12/13/89, is the son of Charles and the late Debra Costello...has one brother and one sister...father was a diving letterman at Pitt (1968-69)...civil engineering major.
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