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Pitt vs. Rutgers Postgame Notes

Panthers defeated the Scarlet Knights 27-6


Football hosts Rutgers in 2012 Heinz Field finale

Pitt looks to bolster its postseason hopes and hand Rutgers a league loss.


Panthers Prepare to Open Spring Football Drills

Pitt begins practice under Paul Chryst on Thursday, March 15.


Coach Dave Wannstedt Announces Pitt's 2008 Recruiting Class

Coach Dave Wannstedt Announces Pitt's 2008 Recruiting Class

2011: Played in all 13 games in special teams capacities to earn his second letter...was primarily a tight end but also worked at offensive tackle to provide depth.

2010: Played in three games (New Hampshire, FIU and Syracuse).

2009: Played in four games to earn his first letter (Youngstown State, Buffalo, USF and Syracuse).

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Four-year varsity letterman and three-year starter at Lakeland...started his final three seasons at both tight end and defensive end...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team (first team) as a defensive lineman...compiled 56 solo tackles and four sacks as a senior...had 58 tackles as a junior...playing in a run-oriented offense, averaged 18.9 yards per catch his final two seasons (12 catches for 227 yards) with three touchdowns...two-time first team all-conference and all-region...WNEP-TV "Dream Team"...rated the No. 45 prospect in Pennsylvania by Scout...helped Lakeland to two District 2 Class AA championships and four playoff berths during his career...the Chiefs went a combined 40-11 (.784) during his four varsity seasons...played under Coach Dan Case...also earned four letters in basketball and three in track and field at Lakeland...National Honor Society member.

Personal: Justin Joseph Virbitsky, born 10/25/89, is the son of Joseph and Connie Virbitsky... has one brother and one sister...economics major.

Justin Virbitsky

Justin  Virbitsky

RS Senior

Jermyn, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 300


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