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Former Pitt Great Darrelle Revis Retires From The NFL



Five years from now the Pitt football program may have another former player inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, former Aliquippa and Pitt cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the NFL. For 11 seasons, “Revis Island” was one of the most dominant shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL.

The 33-year old was drafted in the first round by the New York Jets in 2007 and also played for Tampa Bay, New England and Kansas City.

Over his 11-year career, Revis was a seven-time Pro Bowler, four-time first-team All-Pro, recorded 411 tackles, 29 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries and scored three defensive touchdowns.

According to ESPN, former Ravens great Ed Reed (give) is the only defensive back with more first-team All-Pro selections than Revis over the last 20 seasons. Revis is the only defensive back to receive over $100 million in cash value since 2007.

Revis committed to Pitt back on Dec. 15, 2003 and at the time only held five Power Five offers: Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan State and Kansas. When committing to Pitt, Revis was only a two-star recruit but later was raised to a three-star.

I think all Pitt fans will remember this play against West Virginia back in 2006.

It will be interesting to see if the Pitt athletic department decides to honor Revis at some point this season during one of their home games. Last season, Pitt had a James Conner Bobblehead Day. What about a Darrelle Revis Bobblehead Day this year?

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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