Panthers defeated the Scarlet Knights 27-6
Pitt looks to bolster its postseason hopes and hand Rutgers a league loss.
Women's Swimming and Diving Leads All Squads With 21 Honorees
Pitt begins practice under Paul Chryst on Thursday, March 15.
Myles Caragein is a four-year awardee
Pittsburgh vs. Gardner-Webb - AP Photo Gallery
2011: Reserve safety who played in all 13 games on special teams to letter for the third consecutive season...had five tackles...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team for the second year in a row.
2010: Played in 10 games to earn his second letter...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.
2009: Played in six games to letter in his first active season...had two tackles on the year, including one stop in both the Navy and Louisville games.
2008: Joined team as a walk-on for training camp and redshirted...impressed on the scout team and was named Pitt's Special Teams Prep Player of the Year.
High School: Finished his career at Richland High as one of the most prolific passers in Pennsylvania history...a four-year starter, Pecora threw for 6,772 yards to rank ninth in state history...threw for 2,267 yards as a senior to lead Richland to a 7-4 record and its first playoff berth in 20 seasons...also was a three-year starter at safety and had a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown his senior year...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team as an "athlete" selection...played under Coach Brandon Bailey...selected to play in the Ken Lantzy Finest 40 All-Star Football Classic...a four-year letterman in wrestling...captured the Southwest Regional and District 6 Class AA titles (171-pound class) as a senior...placed fifth at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Personal: Marco Vito Pecora, born 2/25/89, is the son of Pat and Tracy Pecora... has two sisters and one brother...father is a legendary wrestling coach at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown...earned his bachelor's in history and is pursuing a second degree in administration of justice.
Pitt Football Positional Preview: Special Teams
Pitt's Conner Named to Walter Camp Award Watch List
Pitt Football Positional Preview: The Defense
Pitt's Conner Named Preseason Doak Walker Award Candidate
Three Pitt players named Wuerffel Trophy candidates
Pitt's Bisnowaty Named to Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List