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  Marcel Pestano
Marcel Pestano

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lehigh Acres, Fla.

High School:
Lehigh Senior

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
WR

2007 Scouting Report: Emerging talent at receiver who gives Pitt another playmaker in the pass game...might boast the best combination of speed and athleticism in the receiving corps...lettered each of the last two seasons in a reserve role...on the strength of an impressive spring, enters fall training camp pushing for the No. 1 spot at split end.

2006: Team's third-leading receiver with 28 catches for 424 yards (15.1 avg.) in 11 games...had two TD catches...established career highs with six catches for 70 yards (11.7 avg.) against Louisville...had 56 yards receiving on two catches (28.0 avg.) at USF...had two catches for 55 yards and a 29-yard TD at UCF...had three receptions for 54 yards and his first career TD (22 yards) vs. The Citadel...had a career-long 42-yard catch vs. Toledo...missed the Syracuse game due to a left hamstring pull.

2005: Played in all 11 games...contributed as a reserve receiver and on the kick return unit...had one catch for five yards on the year...also had two rushes for 34 yards on end-around plays and two kick returns totaling 30 yards.

2004: Redshirted as a true freshman...played a host of different athletic roles on the scout squad and earned the team's Offensive Prep Player of the Year award.

High School: Two-year starter at receiver and safety for Lehigh Senior...All-District 4A-12 honoree as both a defensive back and an "athlete"...two-time all-conference...had 35 receptions for 966 yards (27.6 avg.) and 14 touchdowns his final two years...defensively as a senior had 72 tackles and two interceptions, including one returned for a 20-yard TD...selected to play in the John Carrigan All-Star Classic...played under Coach Larry Gary...also an outstanding basketball player who scored a school-record 40 points in a game...earned two letters in football and four in basketball.

Personal: Marcel Andrew Pestano, born 1/15/86, is the son of Marcel and Regina Pestano...has three sisters...administration of justice major..