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Pitt Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Senior Awards Banquet


Spring Practice #2: Transcript


Eight Panthers Participate in Pro Day


#Top15of15: No. 12 -- Two Minute Drill at Akron

Panthers seize momentum heading into halftime; defeat Akron 24-7


#Top15of15: No. 15 -- Narduzzi's First Coaching Victory

Narduzzi beats hometown team in first game as head coach


Pittsburgh Football vs. Duke

Pitt defeats Duke 31-13


Notre Dame 42, Pittsburgh 30

Pittsburgh falls to Notre Dame 42-30


North Carolina 26, Pittsburgh 19

Photos from North Carolina @ Pittsburgh on Oct. 29, 2015.


Pittsburgh 26, Virginia 19

Check out the photo gallery from the Pittsburgh football game against Virginia.


Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech

Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech

2015: Played in all 13 games, starting the final 12 contests...had 24 receptions for 350 yards (14.6 avg.) and four touchdowns...catches and yardage marked career highs, while TD total tied his career best...had a career-high 58 receiving yards (on three catches) vs. Notre Dame...had touchdown catches against Akron, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Duke--all Pitt to only the first half of Pitt's Military Bowl game against Navy due to an ankle injury...selected a team captain...played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game.

2014: Started all 13 games for the second consecutive year...compiled 21 receptions for 199 yards (9.5 avg.) and four touchdowns...finished second on the team in catches and TD receptions...had four catches for 40 yards (10.0 avg.) with a six-yard TD at Virginia...had a career-high two touchdown catches (11 and three yards) against Duke...had three catches for 33 yards (11.0 avg.), including a 16-yard TD against Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl.

2013: Started all 13 games and compiled 23 catches for 209 yards (9.1 avg.)...had a career-high five catches for 48 yards vs. North Carolina...had four catches for 39 yards at Syracuse...had four catches for 32 yards vs. Miami.

2012: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 as a true freshman...totaled 13 catches for 173 yards (13.3 avg.) and three TDs...had a career-high 54 yards receiving on three catches at Notre Dame, including a nine-yard TD reception that gave Pitt a 17-6 third-quarter lead...had a season-high three receptions in three separate contests (Notre Dame, Rutgers and USF)...caught touchdowns in the Temple, Notre Dame and USF games...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the WPIAL's most versatile and highly recruited players...contributed at no fewer than five different positions during his Shaler Area varsity career, including running back, receiver, tight end, linebacker and punter...played quarterback as a freshman...considered one of the country's top tight end prospects...rated the nation's No. 10 tight end by a senior, rushed for 337 yards on 72 carries, caught 19 passes for 332 yards and scored 15 touchdowns...Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...All-Northern Seven...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...rated Pennsylvania's No. 10 overall prospect by Scout and No. 24 by Rivals...led Shaler to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs as a senior...played under Coach Neil Gordon...a four-year varsity letterman in both football and basketball...played center on the basketball team and helped Shaler to a 20-2 regular-season mark, the WPIAL Section 3 title and PIAA Class AAAA playoffs as a senior.

PERSONAL: John Paul Holtz, born 8/28/93, is the son of Gina Stanek and Bob Holtz...has one brother, Rob, who played football at the College of Wooster...father played football at California University of Pennsylvania...mother played volleyball and softball at Robert Morris University...administration of justice major.

2012 13 10 13 173 13.3 43 3 18
2013 13 13 23 209 9.1 17 0 0
2014 13 13 21 199 9.5 22 4 24
2015 13 12 24 350 14.6 28 4 24
Career 52 48 81 931 11.5 43 11 66

J.P. Holtz

J.P.  Holtz


Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Shaler Area

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250


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