Donald becomes 25th player in Pitt history drafted in the first round
Pitt 30, Bowling Green 27
Pitt 30, Bowling Green 27; Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
2006: After earning first team All-Big East for the second consecutive season, Revis elected to forego his senior year and declare for the NFL Draft...is the first Pitt cornerback to be selected first team all-conference twice since Hank Poteat, now a member of the New York Jets, accomplished the feat in 1998 and 1999... semifinalist for Jim Thorpe Award (nation's top defensive back)...named to the Rivals All-America Team (third team) as a "utility" player...a dynamic athlete who displayed the ability to make dazzling plays each time he touched the ball...his 73-yard punt return against West Virginia was selected the 2006 "College Football Play of the Year" by ESPN...on the play Revis fielded the punt on a bounce, cut all the way across the field and then weaved through several potential tacklers up the sideline to reach the end zone...also returned INTs for touchdowns in each of the first two games this year...had a 57- yard return for the game's final TD at Cincinnati and a 19-yard return for a score vs. Virginia...finished the season with 39 tackles, four TFLs and four pass breakups...had 22 punt returns for 190 yards (8.6 avg.) and a TD.
2005: Earned first team All-Big East at cornerback...led Pitt with four interceptions and ranked second with 13 total passes defended...ranked second in the Big East (tied) and 28th nationally (tied) with an average of .36 interceptions/ game...ranked 19th (tied) nationally with an average of 1.18 passes defended/game...tied for team lead and ranked second in the Big East with two fumble recoveries...had 41 tackles...began returning punts full-time and averaged 11.6 yards/punt return (324 yards on 28 returns) to lead the Big East (tied) and rank 20th nationally...had a 79-yard punt return for a TD versus Cincinnati...it was the longest punt return in the Big East during the 2005 season...made a critical play in the Connecticut victory when he blocked a field goal that was returned by Bernard "Josh" Lay for a 71-yard TD and 14-0 Pitt lead...named the coaching staff's Special Teams Player of the Game for the UConn game...was exceptional at Rutgers, intercepting a pass and averaging 29 yards on four punt returns...his 116 punt return yards at Rutgers were a career high...also had five tackles and three total passes defended versus the Scarlet Knights...had seven tackles, an interception and three total passes defended versus Notre Dame...had four tackles and an INT versus Syracuse...had three tackles and an INT versus Youngstown State.
2004: First team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News...second team Freshman All-America by Rivals.com...played in all 12 games, starting 11...lone missed start was at Notre Dame but still played significantly versus the Irish...fifth on the team (tied) with 49 tackles...tied for team lead with 12 pass breakups...second on the team with 14 total passes defended...had two interceptions...ranked third in the Big East with 1.17 passes defended/game...began returning punts versus West Virginia and provided that unit with a spark...in the final two regular-season games, had four returns for 41 yards (10.2 avg.) with a long of 19...a hero in the West Virginia victory...intercepted a WVU pass at the Pitt 27, setting the stage for the Panthers' game-winning TD drive in the fourth quarter...also had a 19-yard punt return versus the Mountaineers...finished with a career-high seven tackles against Boston College...made a key play in the Boston College victory when he wrapped up receiver Grant Adams at the Pitt one-yard line after the Eagles elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the five...the play came midway through the fourth period with Pitt leading 17-10...picked off his first career pass and finished with five tackles and three passes defended against Rutgers...had six tackles with two passes defended at Connecticut...finished with six tackles at Syracuse...totaled four tackles and three passes defended versus Furman...had three stops and two passes defended versus Nebraska... finished with four tackles and also forced a fumble against Ohio...became the first true frosh to start an opening game for Pitt's defense since CB Shawntae Spencer (now of the San Francisco 49ers) started the 2000 opener against Kent State.
High School: One of Pennsylvania's most diverse talents, lining up at quarterback, tailback, receiver, cornerback and kick returner during his senior season...The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year... compiled 1,637 total yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 15.4 yards per touch...led Aliquippa to a 14-1 mark, the Pennsylvania Class AA championship and the WPIAL Class AA title...in one of the greatest individual performances in a PIAA championship game, Revis scored five touchdowns, including three rushing, one on an 89-yard punt return and one on a 69-yard blocked field goal return... Revis' 64-yard rushing TD late in the fourth quarter gave Aliquippa a come-from-behind 32-27 victory over Northern Lehigh to clinch the state title...his five TDs tied a PIAA record...The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team (first team)... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 2003 Player of the Year... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2003 WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review All-Midwestern Conference at both receiver and defensive back...rated the nation's No. 44 cornerback prospect by Rivals.com...rated Pennsylvania's No. 20 prospect by SuperPrep and No. 25 by Rivals.com...played under Coach Mike Zmijanac...selected to play in the prestigious Big 33 Football Classic...also an outstanding basketball player...led the Quips to a 24-4 record and their second consecutive WPIAL Class AA championship... averaged 22.8 points a game as a senior and scored 1,722 his final three seasons...incredibly, less than two days after his exceptional performance in the PIAA football championship game, Revis played his first basketball game of the year and scored 35 points as the Quips defeated rival Beaver Falls, 86-82, in overtime...Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Basketball Team (first team) honoree... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous Five"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Basketball All-Stars...led the WPIAL in scoring as a junior, averaging 26.2 points per game... in track and field, ran on the Quips' WPIAL Class AA champion 400-meter relay team that placed third at the state championships...Spanish Club...Yearbook Club.
Personal: Darrelle Shavar Revis, born 7/14/85, is the son of Diana Gilbert and Darryl Revis...has one brother and one sister...is the nephew of Sean Gilbert, the former Pitt (1989-91) and Aliquippa High standout who went on to a decade-plus career in the NFL, including stints with the Los Angeles and St. Louis Rams, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders...social sciences major.
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