Donald becomes 25th player in Pitt history drafted in the first round
The Panthers held a three-hour practice on Wednesday.
The Panthers scrimmaged for two hours on Saturday morning.
The Panthers opened up 2012 spring drills Thursday morning.
Pitt begins practice under Paul Chryst on Thursday, March 15.
2011: Sat out the season under NCAA guidelines after transferring from Penn State.
At Penn State (2010): Did not play in any games and redshirted.
High School: Considered one of the top 10 players in Pennsylvania and among the country's elite offensive line prospects as a senior at North Allegheny High...selected first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers...first team All-Northern Six Conference...led team to the Northern Six championship and the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs...played under Coach Art Walker...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also a track and field letterman.
Personal: Thomas Gordon Ricketts III, born 4/9/92, is the son of Tom and Sandy Ricketts...has one brother and one sister...both of his parents were student-athletes at the University of Pittsburgh...father was a standout offensive lineman at Pitt (lettering from 1986-89) and was a first-round draft selection of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1989...mother was a member of the Panthers' swimming team...communication major.
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