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  Dorian Johnson
Dorian Johnson

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Belle Vernon, Pa.

High School:
Belle Vernon Area

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 290

Position:
OL

08/10/2013

Pitt Football Training Camp Day Five: What They're Saying

Saturday marked the first day of full pads

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 ESPN.com 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.