2009 Scouting Report: Strong offseason makes him the favorite to start at free safety...lettered at strong safety last season...one of the finest athletes on Pitt's team regardless of position...boasts the physique and physicality of a perimeter linebacker.
2008: Played in 12 games, starting two (Iowa and Syracuse) at strong safety...had 18 tackles on the season...had career-high five tackles at Cincinnati...had four stops vs. Iowa and Louisville.
2007: Did not play in any games and redshirted.
2006: Played in eight games as a true freshman, primarily in special teams capacities, to letter.
High School: Dynamic receiver and defensive back who earned statewide acclaim for his ability to make big plays on offense, defense and special teams...averaged 18.5 yards every time he touched the ball...accounted for 31 touchdowns and more than 2,000 all-purpose yards as a senior...touchdowns averaged 49 yards in length...scored TDs five different ways in 2005...named The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A Player of the Year...first team Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A All-State...first 1,000-yard receiver in Duquesne history with 42 receptions for 1,167 yards and 18 touchdowns...averaged an amazing 27.8 yards per catch...scored a TD once every 2.3 catches...also averaged nearly 12 yards per carry, rushing for 704 yards and five TDs on 59 attempts...on defense had 10 interceptions and returned two picks and one fumble recovery for touchdowns...scored on punt returns of 83, 74, 71, 66 and 51 yards...led Duquesne to a 14-1 record, the WPIAL Class A championship and a berth in the state title game...in a first-round WPIAL playoff game against Jefferson-Morgan, scored four different ways (rush, catch, interception and fumble recovery) to lead Duquesne to a 49-0 victory...topped that performance by scoring five TDs in a 48-7 quarterfinal win over Bentworth...led Duquesne to a combined 21-5 mark (.808) his final two years with two WPIAL playoff berths...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Class A... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class A Player of the Year... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...Keystone Recruiting's Pennsylvania Class A Player of the Year...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...PrepStar All-East Region...rated the nation's No. 10 safety by Scout.com... rated the No. 39 prospect in the East Region by Scout.com...rated the No. 18 prospect in Pennsylvania and the nation's No. 23 safety by Rivals.com...played under Coach Pat Monroe...also an outstanding basketball player, earning first team Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A All-State honors...named the WPIAL Class A Basketball Player of the Year by both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...led Duquesne to the WPIAL Class A championship as a junior and a runner-up finish his senior year.
Personal: Elijah Fields Jr., born 7/10/88, is the son of Lisa Butler and Elijah Fields Sr....administration of justice major.
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