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Coverage: Pitt Football Spring Practice #14


Eight Panthers Participate in Pro Day


Pitt Football Opens Spring Practice on Tuesday


Nine Panthers Honored on All-ACC Coaches Team

Whitehead and Ollison tie for overall Rookie of the Year


Pitt Football Positional Preview: The Defense

The Panthers return seven starters on defense


Pitt 45, Louisville 34

Pitt defeats Louisville 45-34.


Pittsburgh vs. Iowa

The Panthers traveled to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes on Saturday.


Pittsburgh 45, Youngstown State 37

Redshirt freshman Qadree Ollison ran for 207 and Pittsburgh beat Youngstown State 45-37 to give Pat Narduzzi a victory in his head coaching debut.


Pitt at ACC Football Kickoff

Pat Narduzzi, Darryl Render and James Conner talked about the upcoming season at the event in Pinehurst, N.C.


Pittsburgh Football vs. Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery

2015: Selected All-ACC (third team) by both the coaches and media...played in 12 games, starting 11 at defensive tackle...missed the season opener against Youngstown State due to a dislocated left elbow sustained during training camp...totaled 19 tackles, 1.5 TFLs and a sack on the season...twice had a season-high three stops (North Carolina and against Navy in the Military Bowl)...had a seven-yard sack at Virginia Tech...selected a team captain.

2014: Played in 12 games, starting 11 at defensive tackle...missed the regular-season finale at Miami due to an ankle injury...totaled 32 tackles, six TFLs, two sacks, four PBUs and a forced fumble on the year...had a season-high five tackles with a 15-yard sack at Virginia...matched his season high with five stops against Georgia Tech and added a forced fumble...had a two-yard sack at FIU.

2013: Played in all 13 games, starting one (Nov. 2 at Georgia Tech)...saw time at both defensive tackle and nose tackle...totaled 25 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, a sack assist, three pass breakups and a fumble his lone start of the season, had a career-high seven tackles at Georgia Tech and the first fumble recovery of his career (forced by Aaron Donald and recovered at the Pitt 39 to halt a Yellow Jackets drive)...had three tackles and a sack assist vs. Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.

2012: Played in 11 games as a true freshman, starting one...totaled six tackles and 1.5 TFLs on the year...had a season-high three stops and 1.5 TFLs in a starting assignment vs. Gardner-Webb, replacing injured starter Aaron Donald at defensive tackle.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the top defensive end prospects in the Midwest...compiled 86 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 15 sacks and four fumble recoveries as a senior at St. Edward...rated the No. 27 prospect in Ohio by Rivals and No. 36 by Scout...rated the nation's No. 31 strongside defensive end by Rivals...Northeast Lakes All-District honoree...helped team to an 8-4 record and the state playoffs his final a junior, Render helped St. Edward to the state championship with a 15-0 record and No. 3 finish in the Rivals national high school team rankings...played under Coach Rick Finotti.

PERSONAL: Darryl Marcellus Render, born 10/15/93, is the son of Darryl and Cecilia Render...has one the nephew of Scottie Graham, who played running back at Ohio State and six seasons in the NFL, and became a spokesperson for the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA)...administration of justice major.

2012 11 1 2 4 6 1.5-5 0.0 0 0 1
2013 13 1 11 14 25 2.5-7 0.5 1 0 3
2014 12 11 18 14 32 6.0-39 2.0 0 0 4
2015 12 11 13 6 19 1.5-8 1.0 0 0 0
Career 48 24 44 38 82 11.5-59 3.5 1 0 8

Darryl Render

Darryl  Render


Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 300


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