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.
The Panthers face the No. 4 Fighting Irish this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Tino Sunseri passed for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
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2011: Lettered for the third consecutive year with his primary contributions coming on special teams...played in 12 games and had five tackles...had a season-high two stops vs. Buffalo...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team for the second time in his career.
2010: Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams...had 11 tackles on the season...honored on the 2010 Big East All-Academic Football Team.
2009: Played in four games to earn his first letter (Youngstown State, Buffalo, Navy and Syracuse).
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: South Florida Sun-Sentinel first-team All-County selection at linebacker...three-time first team all-conference...started every game in West Boca Raton's four-year history...led the team in tackles for four straight seasons...four-year starter at linebacker and three-year starter at fullback...as a senior, compiled 115 tackles, four sacks, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...led team to a combined 16-7 mark over his junior and senior seasons, including two Florida 4A playoff berths...team went 9-2 his junior year, earning the first state playoff berth in school history...selected to play in the Outback Senior All-Star Game...three-time West Boca Raton defensive MVP...played under Coach Willie Dodaro, a Western Pennsylvania native...Trebitz was the recipient of the Principal's Award for academic achievement...National Honor Society member.
Personal: Joseph Thomas Trebitz, born 3/8/90, is the son of Tom and Teri Trebitz...has one brother and one sister...business-marketing major.
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