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  Rashaad Duncan
Rashaad Duncan

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Belle Glade, Fla.

High School:
Glades Central

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 295

Position:
DL

09/27/2008

Panthers Down Orange 34-24 :: Sept. 27, 2008 :: AP Photo Gallery

Panthers Down Orange 34-24 :: Sept. 27, 2008 :: AP Photo Gallery

2008 Scouting Report: Grizzled veteran of Pitt's defense and perhaps the unit's most underrated player...as Pitt's starting nose tackle, Duncan consistently grades out at a high level...enters his final season having played in every single contest the last three years (35 consecutive games)...is the lone senior on the Panthers' defensive front.

2007: Played in all 12 games, starting 11 at nose tackle...had 40 tackles, two sacks and seven TFLs on the year...elevated his performance significantly as a junior and was selected Pitt's Most Improved Defensive Player by the coaching staff...had seven tackles and a career-high two sacks at Michigan State...had five tackles vs. Navy and Rutgers...had three tackles with two TFLs vs. Syracuse...had four tackles and a TFL against Eastern Michigan.

2006: Played in all 12 games at nose tackle, starting nine...had 35 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, two sacks and tied for team lead with two fumble recoveries...had a career-high eight stops vs. West Virginia...had five stops with his first career sack (five yards) at Cincinnati...had three tackles, a four-yard sack and a fumble recovery at Syracuse...had three tackles and a fumble recovery at UCF.

2005: Earned his way into the DT rotation as a true frosh...played in all 11 games, starting two...had 15 tackles and one TFL...made his first career start at Louisville Nov. 3...other starting assignment came at West Virginia...had a season-high four tackles with a two-yard TFL at Nebraska...had three tackles, including a key stop on the goal line at the end of the first half versus Connecticut...stopped UConn's Cornell Brockington for no gain at the Pitt 1 on the final play of the half to preserve a 14-0 Pitt lead.

High School: All-Florida Class 3A second-team honoree who led perennial power Glades Central to undefeated regular seasons each of his last two years...All-Palm Beach County...All-Western Conference...selected to play in the Outback Steakhouse All-Star Game... compiled 62 tackles, 16 tackles for losses and nine quarterback sacks his senior year...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...SuperPrep All-Dixie Team...rated one of Florida's top 85 players by SuperPrep... played under Coach Larry Coffey...also participated in baseball and track and field.

Personal: Rashaad Khimbrel Lawrence Duncan, born 12/10/86, is the son of Lawrence Duncan and Joyce Johnson-Edward...has three sisters...administration of justice major.