The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season
Pitt guard and NFL nine time Pro Bowler Ruben Brown served as guest speaker
Pitt lands third most honorees among the ACC's 14 football schools
Conner and Rotheram help the Panthers compile 409 rushing yards vs. Delaware
Transcript from Friday's scrimmage
2014: Started all 13 games at right guard...selected second team All-ACC by the league's head coaches and was a third-team pick by the media...named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping Pitt roll up a season-high 409 rushing yards in an opening 62-0 win over Delaware...Rotheram was the first-ever Pitt player to win the ACC's weekly offensive lineman award...a four-year fixture on the Panthers' offensive front, he finished with 40 career starts...played in the Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game in Charleston, S.C.
2013: Started all 12 regular-season games at right guard...did not play in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl vs. Bowling Green...Honorable Mention All-ACC selection by the media.
2012: Started all 13 games on the offensive line...made 12 regular-season starts at right tackle...started at right guard in the BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Ole Miss.
2011: Lettered in his first active season, playing in eight games and starting two...starting assignments came at right tackle against Utah and right guard against Connecticut...suffered a season-ending left ankle fracture in the Oct. 26 UConn game.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Decorated offensive line prospect who was an All-Ohio Division I (largest classification) performer at North Olmsted...a three-year starter who had more than 120 pancake blocks during his career...had 65 pancake blocks as a senior, an average of nearly seven per game...graded out at 90% efficiency in his blocking assignments...first team Northeast Lakes All-District...first team All-Southwestern Conference...The Plain Dealer All-Star Team...North Olmsted team MVP and captain...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic and OHSFCA North-South Classic all-star game...rated one of the nation's top 30 offensive guard prospects by Scout and Rivals...rated the No. 27 overall prospect in Ohio by Rivals and No. 35 by Scout...rated one of the top 50 players in the Midwest Region by SuperPrep...PrepStar All-Midwest Region...played under Coach Mike Ptacek.
PERSONAL: Matthew Robert Rotheram, born 7/5/92, is the son of Robert and Judith Rotheram...has two brothers and one sister...earned his bachelor's in communication and is pursuing graduate studies in higher education management.
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