2010 Scouting Report: Frontrunner for the starting center assignment...lauded by the coaching staff for his football aptitude and tenacious work ethic...offensive line coach Tony Wise says, "Alex does all the things you want and need your center to do. He is very powerful physically and has great football sense."...has been a walk-on for the Panthers the past four seasons.
2009: Played in all 13 games, primarily in special teams capacities...served on the field goal/PAT units...also was the top reserve at center.
2008: Served as a reserve center and as a member of the field goal/PAT units...played in all 13 games to letter.
2007: Made his lone game appearance at Rutgers... lined up in Pitt's "jumbo set" on the goal line against the Scarlet Knights as a blocking back.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.
Prep School: Spent the 2005-06 academic year at Air Force Prep in Colorado...a starting offensive guard under Lt. Col. Todd Bynum.
High School: Two-time Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State performer for Greensburg Central Catholic...two-time All-Interstate Conference...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22" East...earned four football letters under Coach Muzzy Colosimo...helped Greensburg Central Catholic to a four-year mark of 31-11 (.738) during his varsity career, including three WPIAL playoff berths... selected to play in the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game...also a three-time letterman in track and field.
Personal: Alexander Richard Karabin, born 10/14/86, is the son of Richard and Anna Karabin...has one brother...business-finance major.
Pitt Football Positional Preview: Special Teams
Pitt's Conner Named to Walter Camp Award Watch List
Pitt Football Positional Preview: The Defense
Pitt's Conner Named Preseason Doak Walker Award Candidate
Three Pitt players named Wuerffel Trophy candidates
Pitt's Bisnowaty Named to Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List