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  Chris McKillop
Chris McKillop

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Export, Pa.

High School:
Kiski Area

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 265

Position:
DL

09/29/2007

Pittsburgh vs. Virginia 2007

Pitt vs. Virginia (9/29)

09/08/2006

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

2007 Scouting Report: Tough and tenacious defensive end who is poised for his finest season...enters his third year as a starter...McKillop's junior campaign was cut short due to a knee injury in the season's ninth game...bounced back to have an impressive spring...often labeled a blue-collar type of player but boasts highly effective athleticism and speed...his younger brother Scott is a junior linebacker for the Panthers.

2006: Played in nine games, starting six...suffered a left knee injury at USF Nov. 4 and missed the final three games...tied for team lead with 5.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries...second with three forced fumbles...had 23 total tackles and 7.5 TFLs... was exceptional at Syracuse, compiling 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery...named Big East Defensive Player of the Week for his Syracuse performance... he helped turn back an SU scoring threat in the fourth quarter with a QB sack and forced fumble that Pitt recovered at its own 14-yard line...his fumble recovery also came in Pitt territory, turning back an Orange drive that had reached the Panther 34 in the first quarter...had three tackles, a seven-yard sack and a forced fumble against The Citadel...had four stops, including two TFLs and a five-yard sack against Michigan State...also had a fumble recovery against the Spartans...had a season-high six tackles vs. Rutgers.

2005: Starter at defensive end in all 11 games...led Pitt with 6.5 TFLs and 3.5 sacks...led defensive front with 44 total tackles...had a career-high seven tackles at Rutgers...coaching staff Player of the Game honoree after collecting four tackles, a 14-yard TFL and a pass deflection versus Youngstown State...had six tackles at Nebraska with a shared sack...totaled three stops with two TFLs, including an eight-yard sack against Connecticut...had five tackles versus Cincinnati...made first collegiate start versus Notre Dame and had four tackles...had four stops at Ohio with a sack and pass deflection...made the transition from linebacker to defensive end during spring drills...was named a recipient of the Ed Conway Award as one of the most improved players during the spring.

2004: Played in 11 games...contributions primarily came on special teams...began the year as a linebacker but moved to fullback in midseason when the position was struck by injuries...had one carry for minus-two yards on the year (versus South Florida)...totaled seven tackles.

2003: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Played in only five games as a senior at Kiski Area due to a season-ending ankle injury...was impressive during his abbreviated season, compiling 56 tackles at linebacker and rushing for 181 yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries (6.7 avg.) at fullback...had two interceptions (one returned for a 57-yard touchdown) and blocked a field goal...a two-way starter at linebacker and fullback his final two seasons...as a junior, was voted first team All-Quad South by league coaches after compiling 76 tackles and six sacks...averaged 6.7 yards per carry as a junior, rushing for 322 yards on 48 carries...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Class AAAA at linebacker and as an all-purpose player...WPIAL's No. 1 linebacker by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Quad South...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...Valley News All-Star...WTAE-TV "Operation Football" Player of the Week...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...rated Pennsylvania's No. 17 prospect by SuperPrep...PrepStar All-East Region...rated Pennsylvania's No. 25 prospect by Rivals.com...Kiski Outstanding Linebacker Award...Ivan White Courageous Award...played under Coach Dave Grimm...two-year football letterman...also lettered twice in basketball and twice in track and field...Honor Roll student.

Personal: Christopher Bruce McKillop, born 9/14/84, is the son of Robert and Monika McKillop...has two brothers...younger brother Scott is a junior linebacker at Pitt...older brother Robert was a heavyweight wrestler at Slippery Rock University...history major.