The Panthers opened training camp on Tuesday
Coach Chryst has 15 practices scheduled beginning March 5.
The Panthers scrimmaged for more than two hours on Saturday.
The Panthers practiced at Heinz Field on Thursday morning.
The Panthers scrimmaged for two hours on Saturday morning.
Images from the culmination of spring practice.
2011: Lettered as a redshirt freshman on the defensive side of the ball...played in all 13 games, contributing on special teams and as a reserve safety...totaled 13 tackles...twice recorded a season-high three tackles (Notre Dame and in the BBVA Compass Bowl vs. SMU)...also had an assisted sack (for a loss of four yards) against SMU.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of the WPIAL's top "skill athletes" at Penn Hills...had 31 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior safety...also had 350 yards receiving on 25 catches (14.0 avg.)...his junior season, had 31 catches for 405 yards (13.1 avg.) and three touchdowns, while making 37 tackles and one interception on defense...2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Male Athlete of the Year...named to The Associated Press Class AAAA All-State Team (second team) as a junior...a three-year starter at Penn Hills and four-year varsity letterman...the Indians advanced to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs each year of his varsity career, compiling a 29-17 overall record (.630)...rated Pennsylvania's No. 16 overall prospect by Scout, No. 17 by SuperPrep and No. 26 by Rivals...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...PrepStar All-East Region...played under Coach Ron Graham...selected to play in the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) East-West All-Star Game...also a track standout...won the 60-meter dash (6.97 seconds) and the 200 meters (22.11) at the Tri-State Coaches Association indoor championships, setting school records in both events, and also ran a leg on the championship 800-meter relay team...at the 2010 WPIAL Championships, won the 200-meter dash (21.89) and ran a leg on the winning 1,600-meter relay team.
PERSONAL: Brandon A. Ifill, born 12/21/91, is the son of George and Elizabeth Ifill...has one sister...father ran track at Pitt from 1984-88...administration of justice major.
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