Seven Panthers sign free-agent contracts with NFL teams.
Pitt holds a chilly outdoor practice on Thursday morning.
Postgame quotes from both teams' players and head coaches
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Panthers fall to Cincinnati 26-23
2011 Scouting Report: Enters his third season as a starter on Pitt's offensive line...has played versatile roles in his two prior years as a starter, contributing at both guard and tackle...slated to start at right tackle as a senior...owns 25 career starts...ready for an All-Big East caliber senior season.
2010: Played in all 13 games, starting 12...filled dual roles on Pitt's offensive line...started season's initial three games at right tackle before shifting to right guard for the Oct. 2 FIU contest...went on to start nine contests at right guard...lone missed start of the year was the Nov. 26 West Virginia game.
2009: Started all 13 games at right offensive tackle...efforts helped tailback Dion Lewis rush for 1,799 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history.
2008: Played in six games as a reserve offensive tackle to letter in his true freshman season.
High School: Nationally coveted lineman prospect who was a dominant two-way performer for perennial power Thomas Jefferson High...Parade All-American...PrepStar "Dream Team"...SuperPrep All-American...selected to play in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl...rated one of the top 50 players in the country by PrepStar (No. 22), Scout (No. 28), Rivals (No. 39) and SuperPrep (No. 43)...two-time first-team selection on The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team at defensive tackle...rated Pennsylvania's No. 3 overall prospect by Rivals, Scout and Keystone Recruiting...rated one of the top 10 offensive tackle prospects in the country by Scout (No. 5) and Rivals (No. 9)...No. 7 offensive lineman by SuperPrep...was the No. 5 overall prospect on Scout's East Top 100 list...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year...compiled 67 tackles, four sacks and two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown his senior year...as an offensive lineman, Nix paved the way for a 1,500-yard rusher...four-year starter for Thomas Jefferson and was part of three WPIAL Class AAA championships and two PIAA titles during his career...as a senior led the Jaguars to a 16-0 record and their second PIAA title in four seasons...Thomas Jefferson went 55-5 (.917) during his four varsity seasons...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...played under Coach Bill Cherpak, who was a standout offensive lineman for Pitt from 1985-89...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also a varsity basketball letterman.
Personal: Lucas Edward Nix, born 9/28/89, is the son of Russell and Lynn Nix...has one brother, Nate, who played defensive end at Pitt and was a four-year letterman (2007-10)...administration of justice major.
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