The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season
Receiver Dontez Ford and Defensive Tackle Tyrique Jarrett win Conway Award
James Conner set a new ACC record with his 22nd rushing touchdown of the season.
Football USATSI Gallery -- 11/22/14
Football vs. Bowling Green -- Little Caesar's Bowl
2014: Played in all 13 games, starting three contests...moved into a starting role the final three games of the year (Syracuse, Miami and the Armed Forces Bowl vs. Houston) following an injury to senior starter Manasseh Garner...totaled three receptions for 50 yards (16.7 avg.) and a touchdown on the season...had two catches for 24 yards (12.0 avg.) and an 11-yard TD reception against Syracuse...had a 26-yard catch against Duke...blocked a punt at Virginia, leading to a short 31-yard touchdown drive for Pitt.2013: Enrolled at Pitt in January 2013 following a transfer from Syracuse...became game eligible at the conclusion of the fall semester...played in one contest, Pitt's 30-27 win over Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (Dec. 26).
AT SYRACUSE (2012): Did not play in any games and redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Standout wide receiver and defensive back for Sto-Rox...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class A as a senior when he helped lead team to a 12-1 record, the Big Seven title and the WPIAL Class A championship game...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...played under Coach Ron Butschle...starred in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) East-West All-Star Game, catching five passes for 193 yards (38.6 avg.) and three touchdowns...also excelled in basketball and track and field at Sto-Rox...senior class president...National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Dontez Da'Vaughn Ford, born 2/3/94, is the son of Darryle and Nadine Ford...has two sisters and one brother...cousin Toney Clemons played wide receiver at Colorado and was a seventh-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012...finance and marketing major.
Pitt Football Positional Preview: Special Teams
Pitt's Conner Named to Walter Camp Award Watch List
Pitt Football Positional Preview: The Defense
Pitt's Conner Named Preseason Doak Walker Award Candidate
Three Pitt players named Wuerffel Trophy candidates
Pitt's Bisnowaty Named to Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List