The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season
Transcript from Wednesday's practice
Saturday marked the first day of full pads
Coach Chryst has 15 practices scheduled beginning March 5.
2014: Played in 11 games, starting one contest at center (Akron)...in addition to being a top reserve at center, served on the PAT/field goal unit.
2013: Played in the season's initial three games, serving on the PAT/field goal unit and as a reserve center...suffered a season-ending shoulder injury at Duke (Sept. 21).
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated one of the top five overall prospects in Wisconsin by Scout...two-year, two-way starter for New London at offensive guard and defensive end...named All-Bay Conference on both sides of the ball as a senior...Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) All-Region selection on defense...was named New London's Most Valuable Player on offense...compiled 100 tackles, 30 quarterback hurries and seven sacks over his junior and senior seasons...played under Coach Pete Mroczynski...also an all-conference performer in track and field...Badger State Games champion in the shot put and runner-up in the discus...served as captain of both the football and track teams...National Honor Society...involved in youth mentoring through the Bulldogs of Character Program.
PERSONAL: Gabriel Michael Roberts, born 6/20/94, is the son of Bob Roberts and Tara Lawton...has two sisters...communication major.
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