Pitt wide receiver Tre Tipton will miss the rest of the 2019 season with a knee injury, multiple sources have told Pittsburgh Sports Now.
Tipton, a redshirt senior from Apollo, Pa. and Apollo-Ridge High School, had seven catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in Pitt’s first three games of the 2019 season.
— Chase Williams WPXI (@chasepwilliams) September 1, 2019
The 23-year-old has had significant injury issues over his time at Pitt. He took a medical redshirt as a true freshman in 2015 after he was injured in practice. He played just four games that season.
After playing in nine games and starting one in 2016 for his best season statistically, Tipton missed the entire 2017 season after an off-the-field knee injury required surgery.
He bounced back in 2018, playing in all 14 games and making two starts. He caught five passes for 42 yards.
While he’s dealt with his injuries, Tipton has become a source of positivity and well-being in the Pitt community. He founded an on-campus metal wellness program for Pitt’s student-athletes called L.O.V.E. and was recognized this fall by being placed on the 2019 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.
Tipton will be eligible for another medical hardship waiver for the 2019 season if the wants one and could appeal to the NCAA for a sixth year extension in order to play in 2020, an extension usually granted for players in his circumstance.