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Pitt Recognizes Student-Athletes at Annual Senior Awards Banquet


Panthers Place Nine on 2016 Coaches All-ACC Team

The ACC’s Head Coaches Selected Five Panthers as First Team All-ACC


Pitt's Johnson, Price Voted to All-ACC Preseason Team

Only Five ACC Teams, Including Pitt, Earned Multiple Selections


Three More Panthers Selected to Esteemed Watch Lists

Watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Nagurski Trophy include Panthers


Rosters Set for Blue-Gold Spring Game

Panthers hold second annual Blue-Gold Spring Game Draft

Dorian Johnson Superlatives
2016 First Team All-American
2016 First Team All-ACC
2015 Second Team All-ACC

First team All-America selection by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA),, and Sporting News…became the first Pitt offensive lineman to earn first-team All-America honors in 22 years (Ruben Brown, 1994)…Johnson additionally was a first-team All-ACC selection by the media and coaches…finished third in the coaches’ voting for the ACC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy with 13 points, behind only repeat winner Roderick Johnson of Florida State (16 points) and Pitt teammate Adam Bisnowaty (15 points)…started all 13 games at left guard…finished his career with a streak of 40 consecutive starts dating back to the 2013 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (vs. Bowling Green) his freshman season…played in 51 total games with 42 starting assignments for his career...male recipient of the prestigious Panther Award, presented to the senior student-athletes who have best promoted Pitt through their outstanding athletic achievements...the winners of the Panther Award have their names engraved on the Varsity Walk on Pitt's campus.

2015: Started all 13 games at left guard and was selected second team All-ACC by league coaches and media…extended his streak of consecutive starts to 27 games. 

2014: After lettering as a freshman, Johnson moved into a full-time starting role on Pitt's offensive line his sophomore year...started all 13 games at left guard.

2013: Became the first true freshman to start a game on Pitt's offensive line since 2006...played in 12 games overall, starting three contests...made two starts at left tackle (Nov. 2 at Georgia Tech and Nov. 16 vs. North Carolina) and one start at right guard (Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl vs. Bowling Green)...named to the ACC All-Bowl Team for his performance in the Panthers' 30-27 win over Bowling Green...helped Pitt produce 487 yards (255 rushing and 232 passing) vs. BGSU...lone missed contest was the opener vs. Florida State.

HIGH SCHOOL: A product of nearby Belle Vernon Area High who earned status as one of the nation's top offensive linemen...rated a 5-star prospect and the nation's No. 2 offensive tackle by Rivals....named to the Rivals 100 (No. 31) and ESPN 150 (No. 29) national prospect lists...greatly impressed at the Under Armour All-America Game, which showcased 90 of the top high school senior players at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla....first team MaxPreps Medium School All-American...selected All-State Class AAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers...Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AAA...rated the No. 2 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and No. 7 by Scout...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...two-time first team All-Big Nine Conference...had 74 pancake blocks as a senior...had 25 tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks on defense...was a four-year varsity player at Belle Vernon and three-year starter under Coach Aaron Krepps...helped BVA to four WPIAL Class AAA playoff berths...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic (Pennsylvania vs. Maryland)...also a track and field standout who set the BVA shot-put record.

PERSONAL: Dorian Leon Johnson, born 10/21/94, is the son of Lisa Cotton...has three sisters...cousin Scott Booker played safety at Kent State and now is the tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at Notre Dame...administration of justice major.

Dorian Johnson

Dorian  Johnson


Belle Vernon, Pa.

High School:
Belle Vernon Area

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 315


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