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Pitt vs. Rutgers Postgame Notes

Panthers defeated the Scarlet Knights 27-6


Football hosts Rutgers in 2012 Heinz Field finale

Pitt looks to bolster its postseason hopes and hand Rutgers a league loss.


148 Panthers Earn Big East Academic All-Star Nomination

Women's Swimming and Diving Leads All Squads With 21 Honorees


Panthers Prepare to Open Spring Football Drills

Pitt begins practice under Paul Chryst on Thursday, March 15.


Sixteen Football Players Named To Big East All-Academic Team

Myles Caragein is a four-year awardee


Pittsburgh vs. Gardner-Webb - AP Photo Gallery

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.



Marco Pecora

Marco  Pecora

RS Senior

Johnstown, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190


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