2008 Scouting Report: Boasts excellent package of size, strength and athleticism on the interior defensive front...an impact player as a first-year JUCO transfer in 2007, Duhart is expected to continue to elevate his performance this season...will push senior starter Rashaad Duncan for time at the nose.
2007: Joined Pitt as a junior-college transfer with sophomore eligibility...gained a prominent role in the defensive tackle rotation...played in 12 games, starting three...had 24 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, one sack, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick...had a career-high five tackles in the West Virginia upset...made one of the game's key plays when he forced Mountaineers quarterback Jarrett Brown to fumble and then recovered it at the WVU 17-yard line...Pitt converted Duhart's turnover into a field goal and 13-7 lead in the fourth quarter...had two tackles, a TFL and a forced fumble in the fourth quarter that Pitt turned into a field goal vs. Cincinnati...had three tackles with a TFL vs. Syracuse...had three tackles, a TFL and blocked field goal at Michigan State.
Junior College: One of the nation's top junior-college prospects...was an All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) defensive lineman...collected 35 tackles, 9.5 tackles for losses, 5.5 sacks and four fumble recoveries during the 2006 season...helped Coffeyville C.C. (Ks.) to a 7-3 regular-season mark, the KJCCC title and a berth in the "Top of the Mountains" Bowl...rated the nation's No. 26 JUCO prospect by Rivals...rated a "four-star" JUCO prospect by Scout.com...played under Coffeyville coach Jeff Leiker.
High School: Was a two-way standout for perennial Florida prep power Glades Central High...selected All-Palm Beach County and All-Western Conference...selected to play in the Outback Steakhouse All-Star Game...collected 58 tackles, 11 tackles for losses and four sacks as a senior defensive lineman...had five receptions for 124 yards (24.8 avg.) at tight end...Glades Central posted unbeaten regular seasons in each of his final two years...team finished 10-1, advancing to the regional finals of the Florida 3A playoffs...his junior year Glades Central went 11-1 and made it to the regional semifinals...PrepStar All-Southeast Region...rated one of the top 100 players in Florida by Scout.com...played under Glades Central coach Larry Coffey.
Personal: Tommie Duhart III, born 10/31/86, is the son of Gloria Stewart and Tommie Duhart Jr....has two sisters and one brother...father played for Florida, lettering as a defensive lineman from 1984-85...uncle, Otis Duhart, was an offensive lineman at Florida State (lettering 1997-98, 2000)...social sciences major.
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