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11/02/2015

MEET THE PRESS: PAT NARDUZZI PREVIEWS NOTRE DAME

The Panthers and Irish meet this Saturday at Heinz Field.

10/05/2015

Pitt's Terrish Webb Named ACC CO-Defensive Back of the Week

Webb had four tackles, two passes defended and a pick at Virginia Tech.

09/05/2015

Pitt Opens Narduzzi Era with 45-37 Win over Youngstown State

Redshirt freshman running back Qadree Ollison ran for 207 yards

07/16/2015

Pitt Football Positional Preview: The Defense

The Panthers return seven starters on defense

04/15/2015

Rosters Set for the 2015 Blue-Gold Spring Game on Saturday

Pitt held its inaugural Spring Game draft on Wednesday

11/27/2015

Miami 29, Pittsburgh 24

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

11/21/2015

Pitt 45, Louisville 34

Pitt defeats Louisville 45-34.

11/07/2015

Notre Dame 42, Pittsburgh 30

Pittsburgh falls to Notre Dame 42-30

10/03/2015

Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech

Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech

09/19/2015

Pittsburgh vs. Iowa

The Panthers traveled to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes on Saturday.

2015: Started all 13 games at cornerback for the third time in four seasons...played in every game the past four years (52) with 51 starting assignments...as a senior captain, compiled 34 tackles, two TFLs and one sack...had one interception and finished tied for second on the team with six PBUs...also had a fumble recovery and forced fumble...had a season-high six tackles at Syracuse and added an interception, which he returned 17 yards into Syracuse territory, setting up the Panthers' final touchdown in a 23-20 victory...had a career-high three PBUs in a season-opening 45-37 win over Youngstown State...had a fumble recovery at Akron...had a nine-yard sack and forced fumble against Notre Dame...the sack was the first of his career.

2014: Started all 13 games at cornerback...totaled 39 tackles, six PBUs and two interceptions...his two INTs tied for the team lead...had a season-high six tackles vs. Duke...had five tackles and an interception against Syracuse...his INT against the Orange came in the end zone, halting a scoring threat...intercepted a deep ball in the Iowa game, returning it 31 yards...had four tackles and a season-high two pass breakups at Miami...his final PBU against the Hurricanes came in the end zone on fourth down, allowing the Panthers to run out the final 3:27 in a 35-23 victory.

2013: Played in all 13 games, starting 12 at cornerback...totaled 44 tackles, three TFLs, four pass breakups and one fumble recovery...also had a team-high 439 kickoff return yards on 19 attempts (23.1 avg.) with a season-long return of 50 yards (vs. Notre Dame)...had a career-high seven tackles vs. Notre Dame...recovered an Irish fumble at the Pitt 6 after Ray Vinopal stripped receiver T.J. Jones of the ball following a 34-yard reception...had six tackles and a three-yard TFL vs. New Mexico.

2012: Started all 13 games at cornerback in his first active season...had 35 tackles, a team-high nine PBUs, an interception and a fumble recovery on the year...led Pitt and ranked third in the Big East with a 24.3-yard kick return average (30 returns for 729 yards)...had his first career interception against Rutgers, picking off Gary Nova's pass at the Pitt 12 and returning it 34 yards to halt a Scarlet Knights' drive...ripped a reception out of Temple wideout Deon Miller's hands for a forced fumble and fumble recovery, both the first of his career...had a season-high six tackles at Notre Dame...twice had a season-high two PBUs (Youngstown State and Notre Dame)...averaged a season-best 41.5 yards per kick return (two for 83 yards) against Gardner-Webb, including a personal-best 64-yarder...had a season-high 137 total kick return yards on five returns vs. Louisville (27.4 avg.).

2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of Western Pennsylvania's most coveted prospects...SuperPrep All-American...standout at running back and cornerback for Woodland Hills...rushed for 1,758 yards on 218 carries (8.1 avg.) and scored 28 touchdowns...selected first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers as an "athlete"...Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AAAA at defensive back...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...led team to a combined 21-6 mark (.778) his final two years, including back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game...Woodland Hills went 12-2 his junior year, winning the WPIAL title and advancing to the PIAA state quarterfinals...as a senior, team went 9-4 and reached the WPIAL title game again...played under Coach George Novak...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic (Pennsylvania vs. Ohio) and the inaugural Chesapeake Bowl all-star game that showcases players from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C....rated the No. 12 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and SuperPrep...rated the nation's No. 12 cornerback by Scout...rated the nation's No. 16 defensive back by SuperPrep.

PERSONAL: Lafayette E. Pitts, born 9/24/92, is the son of Marsha Pitts and Cliffton Carley...has five brothers and four sisters...is a cousin of junior defensive back Jevonte Pitts...earned his degree in administration of justice and is pursuing a second major in legal studies.

Defense
G GS UT AT TOT TFL SACKS FR INT PBU
2012 13 13 24 11 35 0-0 0.0 1 1 9
2013 13 12 33 11 44 3.0-6 0.0 1 0 4
2014 13 13 32 7 39 1.0-2 0.0 0 2 6
Career 39 38 89 29 118 4.0-8 0.0 2 3 19

Kick Returns
RET YARDS AVG LONG TD PTS
2012 30 729 24.3 64 0 0
2013 19 439 23.1 50 0 0
2014 0 0 -- -- 0 0
Career 49 1,168 23.8 64 0 0

Lafayette Pitts
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Lafayette  Pitts

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Duquesne, Pa.

High School:
Woodland Hills

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
DB

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