Panthers defeated the Scarlet Knights 27-6
Pitt looks to bolster its postseason hopes and hand Rutgers a league loss.
The Panthers renew their rivalry with Temple this Saturday at noon.
The Panthers and Orange will play before an ESPN Friday night audience.
2011: Played in six games, primarily on special teams.
2010: Sustained a left knee injury in the opener at Utah and missed the balance of the season.
2009: Played in 12 games to earn his first letter...had eight tackles and one forced fumble on the year...on the kickoff cover team, forced a Buffalo return man to fumble, giving Pitt possession at the UB 23...Pitt threw a TD pass on the next play for a 14-0 lead in the eventual 54-27 victory...had a season-high two tackles in three different games (Buffalo, NC State and USF).
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: As a senior strong safety at Clairton had 82 tackles, 4.5 sacks, an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble return for a TD...averaged an amazing 16.3 yards per carry at fullback, carrying 26 times for 424 yards and 13 touchdowns...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class A All-State Team (first team)... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...three-time All-Eastern Conference selection...three-year starter on both sides of the ball for Clairton...started at outside linebacker and tight end as a junior and sophomore...led Clairton to a combined 24-3 record (.889) his final two seasons...team went 10-2 his senior year and advanced to the WPIAL Class A playoffs...the Bears went 14-1 his junior season, capturing the WPIAL Class A title and advancing to the PIAA semifinals...rated Pennsylvania's No. 21 overall prospect by Scout, No. 23 by Keystone Recruiting, No. 26 by SuperPrep and No. 33 by Rivals...rated No. 44 on Scout's East Top 100 list...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...PrepStar All-East Region...rated the nation's No. 24 safety prospect by Scout...played under Coach Tom Nola.
Personal: Emmanuel Joseph Williams, born 3/9/90, is the son of Rose Kelly and Willie Williams...has three brothers and two sisters...earned bachelor's in communication and is planning to pursue graduate studies in education.
Pitt held off by No. 25 Virginia Tech, 39-36
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