Jeff Christy was a great offensive lineman for Pitt in the early 1990’s. He then was drafted in the 4th round by the Cardinals in 1992 and went on to start 139 games in the NFL. Christy played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1993-1999, Tampa Bay from 2000-2002 and was a 3-time NFL Pro Bowl player.
Jeff’s son, Mac, is a tight end for Knoch High School and would like to follow in his fathers footsteps and play for the University of Pittsburgh. This weekend, Mac Christy will attend the Pitt football camp and is hoping to earn a scholarship from the Panthers.
“I’m feeling good going into this weekend”, said Christy. “I’m a little nervous but it’s a good nervousness. I’m hoping to show Pitt my athleticism. My film is all running back and fullback so I’m hoping to show them more as a tight end.”
Christy (6-5, 240) has been a visitor at Pitt a lot over the last few months. He attended Pitt’s Junior Day in February, also the Spring Game in April and has had plenty of phone conversations with the coaches.
“I talk to Coach Salem the most. We talk on a weekly basis and feel like we’ve built a good relationship and am looking forward to continuing it”, said Christy. “I really like the Pitt coaching staff. I like how they run things.”
Right now, Christy has an offer from Robert Morris but has been in communication with Toledo, Maine, Kent State, Wake Forest and Richmond.
As I’ve written about a lot over the last couple of months, Pitt is looking to sign possibly 2 tight ends in this recruiting class and that could benefit a player like Christy. Tomorrow, he’ll have a chance to show Pat Narduzzi and his staff that he’s a Division-1 tight end.
“I think I deserve a scholarship because I’d be a good fit in their offense, a tight end that can block at the point of attack and also run good routes and can catch the ball.”
Good luck to Mac Christy and we’ll catch up with him after the workout.
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