The Panthers return seven starters on defense
Coach Chryst has 15 practices scheduled beginning March 5.
2014: Played in four games on special teams and as a reserve safety...lone tackle of the season was a solo stop for a two-yard loss vs. Delaware.
2013: Played in 10 games on special teams in his first active season.
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.
PREP SCHOOL: Spent the 2011-12 academic year at Milford (N.Y.) Academy, where he played free safety under Coach Bill Chaplick...rated one of the nation's top 30 prep school prospects by Rivals...helped the Falcons to a 12-0 record against a schedule primarily comprised of collegiate competition.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a standout at WPIAL Class AAAA power Woodland Hills...finished his senior season with 80 tackles and two interceptions...displayed valuable versatility, playing both safety positions, wide receiver and quarterback in the Wildcat formation...helped Woodland Hills to a 9-4 record as a senior and the team's second consecutive berth in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game...Woodland Hills went 12-2 his junior year, winning the WPIAL title and advancing to the PIAA state quarterfinals...all-conference...played under Coach George Novak.
PERSONAL: Jevonte-Theron Pitts, born 11/9/92, is the son of Tracey Smith and Theron Pitts...has four sisters and one brother...is a cousin of senior defensive back Lafayette Pitts...administration of justice major.
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Three Pitt players named Wuerffel Trophy candidates
Pitt's Bisnowaty Named to Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List