Pitt Gives Scholarship to Long-Snapper Cal Adomitis
Pitt long snapper Cal Adomitis has been placed on scholarship after spending his first year at the school as a walk-on.
Adomitis, a Pittsburgh native and Pittsburgh Central Catholic graduate, started as a Pitt’s long snapper, first earning playing time as a true freshman in 2017.
He’s played in all 12 games over last season and had two tackles.
He also gained a bit of notoriety as he was penalized for running down the field to cover a punt without a helmet against Duke last fall.
“It was just a reaction,” Adomitis said afterward. “I was just trying to stay in the play, I guess. … Your adrenaline is going during the game.”
It’s not unusual for long snappers to be scholarship players. Former long snapper Pat Quirin was placed on scholarship before the 2015 season after starting his career as a long snapper.
With Adomitis being placed on scholarship, the Panthers are currently one under the 85-scholarship limit for this fall.
Pitt has a number of players that started as walk-ons and eventually earned scholarships. Staring fullback George Aston, linebacker Seun Idowu, kicker Alex Kessman and center Jimmy Morrissey all started out as walk-ons.
CORRECTION: This story originally said Adomitis is entering his third seaoson at Pitt, not his second.