Pitt running back Qadree Ollison said that it never even entered his mind to skip the Panthers appearance in the 2018 Sun Bowl, as many other notable college seniors around the country have done with their team’s bowl games.
But Ollison suffered exactly the fate that those who skip bowl games fear, as he went down in the first quarter of Pitt’s matchup against Stanford with an ankle injury.
He was carted off the field and came back out on the cart with his foot and ankle taped. He is not expected to return to the game.
Ollison, a redshirt senior from Niagara Falls, New York, will finish his Pitt career with 2,859 yards, one yard shy of Dion Lewis for sixth place all-time on Pitt’s rushing yard list.
He was schedule to play in the East-West Shrine Game, a college all-star game, on Jan. 19, but his injury will likely put his participation in that game in question.
Ollison had been projected to be a sixth round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by WalterFootball.com