The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season
Transcript from Monday's practice
2014: Started all 13 games as an H-Back and tight end...totaled four receptions for 25 yards (6.2 avg.) on the season...had a season-high two catches for 13 yards vs. Akron.
2013: Played in all 13 games, starting six as a true freshman...had four carries for 10 yards (2.5 avg.) and seven receptions for 40 yards (5.7 avg.)...had a season-long rush of five yards at Navy...had season highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (19) at Syracuse.
HIGH SCHOOL: Starred at tight end and linebacker at nearby Gateway High...team's leading tackler as a senior with 83 stops...added nine TFLs, five sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown...averaged 19.2 yards per catch at tight end with 17 receptions for 326 yards and a TD...Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AAAA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East "Fabulous 22"...first team All-Foothills Conference...led Gateway to a 9-2 overall record, the Foothills Conference title with an 8-0 league mark and the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs as a senior...the Gators went 18-5 (.783) his final two seasons...selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl, a senior all-star game featuring players from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia...also picked for the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) East-West All-Star Game...rated one of the top four fullback prospects in the country by Scout...rated the No. 25 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and No. 33 by Scout...played under Coach Terry Smith...also a wrestling letterman at Gateway.
PERSONAL: Jaymar Jordan Parrish, born 7/6/94, is the son of Jeff and Tiffany Parrish...has one brother and one sister...enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, he intends to major in administration of justice.
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