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Pittsburgh Football vs. Duke

Pitt defeats Duke 31-13


Pittsburgh 26, Virginia 19

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


Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech

Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech


Pittsburgh 45, Youngstown State 37

Redshirt freshman Qadree Ollison ran for 207 and Pittsburgh beat Youngstown State 45-37 to give Pat Narduzzi a victory in his head coaching debut.


AP Photos: Football vs. Cincinnati

AP Photos: Football vs. Cincinnati

2015: Played in all 13 games, starting eight contests at Money linebacker...made his first career start in the opener against Youngstown State and then started the final seven contests of the year...totaled 49 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, five sacks, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and an interception...named the ACC Linebacker of the Week for his performance at Duke...had a career-high nine tackles and three sacks, and also recovered his own forced fumble in a 31-13 win over the Blue a 27-19 win over Virginia, made one of the game's key defensive plays when he sacked quarterback Matt Johns in the end zone for a safety...totaled five tackles, two TFLs and a sack in the UVA victory...had a nine-yard sack and a game-clinching interception in Pitt's 17-13 win at Virginia Tech.

2014: Played in four games and totaled five tackles on the year...had a season-high five stops in the opener vs. Delaware.

2013: Played in all 13 games in his first active season, primarily in special teams capacities.

2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished his career as Woodland Hills' all-time tackling leader with more than 350 stops...earned a starting role midway through his freshman season and started every single game his final three years...playing middle linebacker, spearheaded a defense that held opponents to 14.2 points per game his senior year...also was a starting fullback/H-back on offense and scored two touchdowns...had a career-high 122 tackles as a junior and was named first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers, Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...led team to a four-year record of 31-16 (.660) with four WPIAL playoff berths...helped Woodland Hills to the 2009 WPIAL championship and PIAA playoffs as a sophomore...played under Coach George Novak...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also a two-year letterman in wrestling...High Honors graduate of Woodland Hills...National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Michael Anthony Caprara Jr., born 9/21/93, is the son of Melissa Davis and Michael Caprara Sr....has three sisters...has five great uncles who played college football (two at Penn State, one at Georgia, one at Michigan State and one at Notre Dame)...communication major.

2013 13 0 0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0 0
2014 4 0 4 1 5 0-0 0.0 0 0 0
2015 13 8 33 16 49 10.5-40 5.0 1 1 1
Career 30 8 37 17 54 10.5-40 5.0 1 1 1

Mike Caprara

Mike  Caprara

RS Senior

Turtle Creek, Pa.

High School:
Woodland Hills

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230


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