Seven Panthers sign free-agent contracts with NFL teams.
The 2012 NFL draft will be held in New York City from April 26-28.
Pitt vs. SMU set 1 p.m. (ET) on kickoff tomorrow.
Donald became only the fifth Pitt player since 1991 to tally 10 or more sacks in a season.
The senior from Aliquippa played a huge role in Pitt's win over Syracuse.
Brandon Lindsey Interview
2011 Scouting Report: A valuable asset on Pitt's front seven who can play as a down lineman or in the "Panther" role (a standup hybrid defensive end/linebacker)...as an end in the 4-3 scheme last year, Lindsey ranked among the nation's most productive defenders and earned All-Big East.
2010: Earned second team All-Big East...led the Big East in tackles for loss (1.38 TFLs/game) and ranked second in sacks (0.77 sacks/game)...nationally, Lindsey ranked 16th in sacks (tied) and 16th in tackles for loss...on the season he totaled 51 tackles, 17.5 TFLs, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles...stepped into prominent role at DE with the injured status of Greg Romeus...had six tackles (matching his career high) in three separate games...had five tackles with a career-high three sacks vs. Rutgers...had four total TFLs and a forced fumble vs. the Scarlet Knights...had six tackles and two TFLs vs. West Virginia...had six tackles at Connecticut, including a four-yard sack and forced fumble vs. the Huskies...had five tackles and two TFLs vs. Louisville...had a seven-yard sack vs. FIU, forcing a fumble to set up Pitt's final TD...had six tackles in the regular-season finale at Cincinnati.
2009: Played in all 13 games as a top reserve at defensive end...compiled 18 tackles, 5.5 TFLs and four sacks...had a career-high six tackles and two sacks vs. Syracuse...also had sacks against USF and Buffalo.
2008: Played in seven games as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor to letter.
2007: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Earned status as one of the nation's top prospects while at Aliquippa High...SuperPrep All-American...rated the nation's No. 9 strongside linebacker prospect by Scout.com...was a two-way standout for the Quips, playing running back in addition to linebacker...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team (first team)...led Aliquippa in tackles each of his final two seasons, compiling 115 stops his senior year and 120 as a junior...rushed for 743 yards as a senior and had over 1,200 his junior year...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...named first team All-Midwestern Conference on both sides of the ball as a junior and senior...led Aliquippa to a 10-1 record, the Midwestern Conference championship and quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs his senior year...team went 30-4 (.882) his final three seasons, winning the Midwestern Conference and advancing to the WPIAL playoffs each year...rated one of the country's top 20 linebacker prospects by SuperPrep...Scout All-East Region...PrepStar All-East Region...rated Pennsylvania's No. 12 prospect by SuperPrep, No. 14 by Rivals.com and No. 15 by Scout.com...played under Coach Mike Zmijanac...also an all-conference honoree in basketball...YMCA Scholar-Athlete honoree...National Honor Society.
Personal: Brandon Anthony Lindsey, born 1/10/89, is the son of John and Cheryl Lindsey...has two brothers... mother earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh...father played basketball at Memphis State University (1969-71)...brother Willie played football at Northwestern (1989-92)...administration of justice major.
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