Five former Pitt players will showcase their talents in January.
Coach Chryst and select players met with the media Saturday afternoon
Pitt is 12-2-2 vs. current Southeastern Conference teams.
Ray Graham and Aaron Donald are two-time honorees
Panthers defeated the Scarlet Knights 27-6
Pittsburgh vs. Louisville :: Nov. 12, 2011 (AP Photos)
2012: Selected second team All-Big East...started his final 26 consecutive games at center, including all 13 in 2012...played in 43 career games.
2011: Playing center for the first time in his career, Turnley went on to start all 13 games at the position...was the Panthers' most consistent performer up front despite having to endure nagging foot injuries virtually all season.
2010: Played in all 13 games, serving on special teams and as a backup left guard behind starter Chris Jacobson.
2009: Played in four games to earn his first letter (Youngstown State, Louisville, USF and Syracuse).
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (second team)...All-Parkway Conference...two-year starter at offensive tackle for Hopewell and a three-year varsity letterman...rated one of the top 40 prospects in Pennsylvania by Scout (No. 31) and Rivals (No. 40)...PrepStar All-East Region...helped team to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs and a 9-2 record as a junior...played under Coach Dave Vestal...selected to play in the PSFCA East-West All-Star Game...was also an all-conference performer in basketball.
Personal: Ryan Patrick Turnley, born 5/1/90, is the son of James and Kim Turnley...has one brother...earned his bachelor's in communication and is pursuing a second degree in administration of justice...shares the same high school alma mater (Hopewell) as legendary Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett, who won the 1976 Heisman Trophy and led Pitt to the national championship that same season.
Pitt Football Newcomers Visit Mel Blount Youth Home
Jordan Whitehead Named a Candidate for the Paul Hornung Award
James Conner Selected for Doak Walker Award Watch List
Panthers Place Three on Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
Jordan Whitehead Placed on Jim Thorpe Award Watch List