The Pitt offense returns eight starters from last season
Quotes and videos from practice on Thursday, April 9
Savage threw for a career-high 424 yards on 23-of-33 passing with three scoring passes to freshman Tyler Boyd.
Transcript from Wednesday's practice
2014: Played in 10 games as a reserve tight end...had four catches for 24 yards (6.0 avg.) and one touchdown on the year...TD catch was a two-yarder against Delaware.
2013: Enrolled at Pitt in January 2013 following his December graduation from Seton-LaSalle High School...played in the season's first nine games, starting five, before suffering a season-ending knee injury vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 9)...totaled six catches for 50 yards (8.3 avg.) and two touchdowns on the year...TD receptions came against New Mexico (four yards) and Duke (17 yards))...ACC All-Academic Football Team honoree.
HIGH SCHOOL: Considered one of the nation's top 20 tight end prospects by Rivals and Scout...two-time All-State Class AA selection by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers...two-time Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette South "Fabulous 22"...averaged 17.9 yards per catch (35 receptions for 625 yards) over his junior and senior seasons...led Seton-LaSalle to a combined 20-3 record (.870) his final two years, including a pair of berths in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs...rated the No. 12 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and No. 17 by Scout...played under Coach Greg Perry.
PERSONAL: Scott Blair Orndoff, born 12/16/93, is the son of R. Scott and Beverly Orndoff...has four sisters...father played football at California University of Pennsylvania before going on to play professionally with the USFL's Philadelphia Stars and Washington Federals...administration of justice major.
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