Pitt is 12-2-2 vs. current Southeastern Conference teams.
The Panthers are coming off an impressive 21-point rout of Rutgers.
Panthers defeated the Scarlet Knights 27-6
Pitt looks to bolster its postseason hopes and hand Rutgers a league loss.
Pitt visits Rentschler Field on Friday for a national ESPN2 game.
Tino Sunseri passed for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
AP Photos: Football vs. Syracuse
Pittsburgh vs. Virginia Tech
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2012: Played in all 13 games, starting the last 12 at strong safety...totaled 75 tackles, four PBUs, two INTs and one fumble recovery...matched his career high with 10 tackles at Cincinnati...had an interception (returned 23 yards) to halt Virginia Tech's opening drive that had reached Pitt territory...intercepted a UConn pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter to keep Pitt in contention...honored on the Big East All-Academic Football Team for the second consecutive year.
2011: Selected first team All-Big East at safety...also a Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree...started for the third consecutive season in Pitt's secondary...was the Panthers' second-leading tackler with 67 total stops...also had five TFLs, two sacks, three PBUs, one INT and a forced fumble...against USF, had a career-high 10 tackles, two TFLs, an 11-yard sack and a forced fumble...had a 26-yard INT return at Iowa...had nine tackles and a four-yard sack vs. Connecticut.
2010: Selected second team All-Big East...started all 13 games and collected 54 tackles, five interceptions, three PBUs and one forced fumble...ranked third in the Big East (tied) and 22nd nationally with an average of 0.38 interceptions per game...had season-high nine tackles vs. Rutgers...forced a fumble on Rutgers' opening drive of third quarter (recovered by Max Gruder at Scarlet Knights' 43) that Pitt parlayed into a TD and 21-14 lead it would not relinquish...had eight tackles vs. West Virginia...intercepted a Utah pass in the end zone in the closing minutes of the second quarter to turn back a drive that reached the Pitt 7...had six tackles, an acrobatic INT and two PBUs vs. Miami...had five tackles and an interception vs. Syracuse...INT came at the Pitt 28 to halt an Orange drive...on the initial play from scrimmage, intercepted a Connecticut pass at the Huskies' 48, which Pitt converted into a TD and 7-0 lead.
2009: Played in all 13 games, starting the last eight at free safety...had 48 tackles, three interceptions, three PBUs and one fumble recovery...made first career start vs. Connecticut on Oct. 10...had season-high nine tackles and his first collegiate INT vs. Syracuse...made a diving interception of a deep ball by Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen in Pitt's 27-22 win...also had an INT vs. Cincinnati...had three tackles and a fumble recovery vs. North Carolina in the Meineke Car Care Bowl...Pitt converted the UNC turnover into a field goal.
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American...rated the nation's No.13 cornerback by Rivals and No. 15 defensive back by SuperPrep...two-time first-team selection to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State Team...rated the state's No. 9 overall prospect by Rivals and SuperPrep and No. 13 by Scout...rated No. 42 on Scout's East Top 100 list...had a school-record 21 interceptions during his career...was a versatile performer for Easton Area, playing receiver, defensive back, running back and quarterback...four-time selection to the Express-Times and Morning Call all-area teams...four-time All-Lehigh Valley Conference selection...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...two-time Maxwell Football Club Mini Max Award recipient...compiled career statistics of 2,102 rushing yards, 1,232 receiving yards and 48 touchdowns...receiving yardage total also established a school record...had five of his 21 career picks as a senior, including three against rival Phillipsburg (N.J.) on Thanksgiving Day in his final game...Easton Area National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete...four-year starter on defense and three-year starter on offense...led Easton to four district playoff berths and a combined 40-11 mark (.784)...played under Coach Steve Shiffert...selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and the Big 33 Football Classic...also earned four letters in baseball and three in basketball...an all-league performer in baseball who was named to the Express-Times and Morning Call all-star teams as an outfielder...National Honor Society.
Personal: Jarred Tyler Holley, born 12/25/89, is the son of Lincoln and Melissa Holley...has one brother and one sister...father ran track at East Stroudsburg University...interned in the Pitt Athletic Media Relations Office...earned his bachelor's degree in communication and is pursuing a second degree in administration of justice.
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