Bisnowaty has been a fixture on Pitt’s offensive line the past two years.
The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season
Pitt held its inaugural Spring Game draft on Wednesday
Quotes and videos from practice on Thursday, April 9
USATSI Gallery -- 9/5/14
Miami @ Pitt
Pittsburgh vs. Florida State
Ray Graham rushed for a pair of touchdowns.
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 Scout...as 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.
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