Coach Chryst has 15 practices scheduled beginning March 5.
The Panthers face the No. 4 Fighting Irish this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Pitt defeated Temple 47-17 on Saturday afternoon
Pitt defeated the Owls 47-17 Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field
Dan Mason named Pitt "Athlete of the Week"
Pittsburgh vs. Temple
2011: Did not play in any games...was limited in his practice participation while focusing on rehabilitation from a complex right knee injury sustained in September 2010.
2010: Pitt's starting middle linebacker at the beginning of the year, Mason was limited to just three games due to a significant right knee injury sustained in the Miami game (Sept. 23)...was awarded a medical redshirt...had 16 tackles on the season...had a season-high seven tackles in the opener at Utah.
2009: Played in all 13 games, starting three...had 26 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, two sacks and an INT...made two starts at MLB (Navy and NC State) for the injured Adam Gunn...also made a start at Will linebacker against North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl...made a key play in Pitt's bowl victory when he intercepted a UNC pass on the goal line late in the first half to turn back a scoring threat...earned Big East Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Navy, when he had a season-high 11 tackles and two sacks in the first starting assignment of his career.
High School: SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American who compiled more than 200 tackles over his junior and senior seasons at Penn Hills...rated the country's No. 8 middle linebacker prospect by Scout...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State Team (first team)...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...as a senior Mason had over 100 tackles with 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery...three-year starter who led Penn Hills to a combined 24-11 (.686) mark and three trips to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, including a title game berth as a sophomore...in addition to linebacker, was also a tough blocker as a starting fullback...linebacker MVP at the State College NIKE Camp...rated one of the country's top 20 linebacker prospects by Rivals and SuperPrep...rated the No. 6 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep and No. 8 by Rivals...played under Coach Ron Graham...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also a wrestling and track and field letterman.
Personal: Daniel Jaron Mason, born 4/3/91, is the son of Dereke and Carol Mason...has two brothers...brother Terry McCall played running back and defensive back at Robert Morris University (1996-99)...administration of justice major.
Pitt Football Newcomers Visit Mel Blount Youth Home
Jordan Whitehead Named a Candidate for the Paul Hornung Award
James Conner Selected for Doak Walker Award Watch List
Panthers Place Three on Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
Jordan Whitehead Placed on Jim Thorpe Award Watch List