Panthers seize momentum heading into halftime; defeat Akron 24-7
Bugg leads Pitt is season opener, Challingsworth has career day at Duke
Qadree Ollison added 111 yards rushing to help Pitt snap a two-game losing streak.
2015: Played in 10 games, starting four contests…starting assignments came against Youngstown State, Georgia Tech, Syracuse and Louisville…totaled 12 receptions for 171 yards (14.2 avg.) and a touchdown on the year…posted career highs with three catches for 57 yards and a 13-yard touchdown in Pitt's 31-13 win at Duke…his touchdown catch against the Blue Devils opened the game's scoring and he also had a 33-yard reception that set up a Pitt TD in the third quarter.
2014: Played in 10 games in his first active season...primarily served in special teams capacities.
2013: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a standout for South Fayette High in all three phases of the game...was a starting wide receiver and defensive back, while also serving as the team's punter and top kick returner...selected All-State Class AA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers...Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AA...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...rated one of the top 35 prospects in Pennsylvania by Scout...averaged 20.5 yards per catch as a senior, compiling 58 receptions for 1,190 yards and 15 touchdowns...also averaged 7.0 yards per rush (147 yards on 21 carries) with two TDs as a Wildcat quarterback...on defense had 29 tackles and four interceptions...averaged 18.7 yards per INT return, taking two back for touchdowns...averaged 33.3 yards per kick return and 15.4 yards per punt return...compiled career receiving totals of 147 catches for 2,759 yards (18.8 avg.) and 38 touchdowns...led team to a three-year record of 33-6 (.846) and berths in the WPIAL Class AA playoffs each season...his sophomore year, South Fayette went 15-1, winning the WPIAL championship and finishing as the PIAA Class AA runner-up...played under Coach Joe Rossi...was also a decorated basketball player at South Fayette.
PERSONAL: Zachary David Challingsworth, born 10/31/95, is the son of David and Betsy Challingsworth...has one brother...marketing major.
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