Pitt is 12-2-2 vs. current Southeastern Conference teams.
The Panthers are coming off an impressive 21-point rout of Rutgers.
Pitt looks to bolster its postseason hopes and hand Rutgers a league loss.
Pitt visits Rentschler Field on Friday for a national ESPN2 game.
The Panthers face the No. 4 Fighting Irish this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
2011: Played in six games, primarily in special teams capacities, to earn his first letter.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Averaged more than six pancake blocks a game and did not allow a single sack as a senior at Lebanon...selected All-State Class AAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers (second team)...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAA...two-way All-Lebanon County selection at offensive guard and nose tackle...All-Lancaster-Lebanon League...totaled 65 pancake blocks in 10 games...also had 26 tackles and 8.5 tackles for loss...team set 44 offensive school records over his final two seasons...as a junior, keyed an offense that averaged 434 yards per game to lead District 3...Lebanon advanced to the PIAA Class AAA playoffs that season for the first time in school history...rated one of the country's top 30 offensive guards by Scout...rated one of the top 30 overall prospects in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...PrepStar All-East Region...rated one of Pennsylvania's top 40 overall prospects by Rivals and Scout...played under Coach Gerry Yonchiuk.
Personal: Arthur C. Doakes III, born 7/24/92, is the son of Cheryl Yates and the late Arthur Doakes II...has two sisters...administration of justice major.
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