Panthers Finish the 2016 Season with a Record of 8-5
Chris Blewitt's 31-Yard Field Goal as Time Expired Lifted Pitt to Victory
Conference Record 4,367 Student-Athletes Recognized
Quadree Henderson rushes for 107 and a TD in the win
2017 Pittsburgh Panthers NFL Combine
USATSI Gallery - Northwestern vs No. 23 Pittsburgh - Pinstripe Bowl
The Panthers defeat Syracuse, on November 26, 2016.
Photos from Pittsburgh @ Virginia on October 22, 2016.
USATSI Gallery - Georgia Tech @ Pittsburgh
Three-time All-ACC Academic Football Team
2016: Enjoyed one of the most productive seasons ever by a Pitt tight end, compiling 35 catches for 579 yards (16.5 avg.) and five touchdowns...finished second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns (tied)...was highly instrumental in the Panthers' 43-42 upset at eventual national champion Clemson with nine catches for 128 yards (14.2 avg.) and two TDs—all career highs...helped Pitt rally past Georgia Tech with a 74-yard scoring reception that tied the game, 34-34, with 3:50 left...Orndoff's TD set the stage for the Panthers' game-winning field goal as time expired...selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game...named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team for the third time.
2015: Played in all 13 games, making seven starts...averaged 18.8 yards per catch, totaling 13 receptions for 244 yards...ranked second on the team with five touchdown catches...had a season-high 63 receiving yards (on two catches) against Virginia, including a 37-yard touchdown...had a 55-yard touchdown catch against Youngstown State, the longest reception by a Pitt player in 2015...also had TD grabs against Iowa, North Carolina and Miami...selected to the All-ACC Academic Football Team for the second time in his career.
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)...All-ACC 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...earned his bachelor's degree in administration of justice.
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