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Pittsburgh Holds Off Virginia Tech 17-13

The Panthers (3-1) won for the sixth time in the last seven meetings against their old Big East rivals


Pittsburgh falls to Iowa, 27-24

Iowa hits a 57-yard field goal in the final seconds


Pittsburgh beats Akron 24-7

Qadree Ollison rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on Saturday night.


Pitt’s Bisnowaty Named to Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List

Bisnowaty has been a fixture on Pitt’s offensive line the past two years.


Pitt Football Positional Preview: The Offense

The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season


Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech

Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech


Pittsburgh 45, Youngstown State 37

Redshirt freshman Qadree Ollison ran for 207 and Pittsburgh beat Youngstown State 45-37 to give Pat Narduzzi a victory in his head coaching debut.


Pittsburgh vs. Boston College

USATSI Gallery -- 9/5/14


Miami @ Pitt

Miami @ Pitt


North Carolina @ Pittsburgh


2014: Started all 13 games for the second consecutive year...compiled 21 receptions for 199 yards (9.5 avg.) and four touchdowns...finished second on the team in catches and TD receptions...had four catches for 40 yards (10.0 avg.) with a six-yard TD at Virginia...had a career-high two touchdown catches (11 and three yards) against Duke...had three catches for 33 yards (11.0 avg.), including a 16-yard TD against Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl.

2013: Started all 13 games and compiled 23 catches for 209 yards (9.1 avg.)...had a career-high five catches for 48 yards vs. North Carolina...the 48 yards receiving vs. UNC marked the second highest single-game total of his career...had four catches for 39 yards at Syracuse...had four catches for 32 yards vs. Miami.

2012: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 as a true freshman...totaled 13 catches for 173 yards (13.3 avg.) and three TDs...had a career-high 54 yards receiving on three catches at Notre Dame, including a nine-yard TD reception that gave Pitt a 17-6 third-quarter lead...had a season-high three receptions in three separate contests (Notre Dame, Rutgers and USF)...caught touchdowns in the Temple, Notre Dame and USF games...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the WPIAL's most versatile and highly recruited players...contributed at no fewer than five different positions during his Shaler Area varsity career, including running back, receiver, tight end, linebacker and punter...played quarterback as a freshman...considered one of the country's top tight end prospects...rated the nation's No. 10 tight end by a senior, rushed for 337 yards on 72 carries, caught 19 passes for 332 yards and scored 15 touchdowns...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...All-Northern Seven...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...rated Pennsylvania's No. 10 overall prospect by Scout and No. 24 by Rivals...led Shaler to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs as a senior...played under Coach Neil Gordon...a four-year varsity letterman in both football and basketball...played center on the basketball team and helped Shaler to a 20-2 regular-season mark, the WPIAL Section 3 title and PIAA Class AAAA playoffs as a senior.

PERSONAL: John Paul Holtz, born 8/28/93, is the son of Gina Stanek and Bob Holtz...has one brother, Rob, who played football at the College of Wooster...father played football at California University of Pennsylvania...mother played volleyball and softball at Robert Morris University...administration of justice major.

2012 13 10 13 173 13.3 43 3 18
2013 13 13 23 209 9.1 17 0 0
2014 13 13 21 199 9.5 22 4 24
Career 39 36 57 581 10.2 43 7 42

J.P. Holtz

J.P.  Holtz


Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Shaler Area

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250


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