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Pitt OL Great Jimbo Covert Selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

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The collection of former Pitt football greats in the Pro Football Hall of Fame added a member on Wednesday.

Former Pitt offensive line great Jimbo Covert received the news that he was selected to be enshrined in Canton, Ohio.

The dominant left tackle of the Chicago Bears is one of ten seniors that will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame’s centennial class in September.

The native of Freedom, Pennsylvania was the sixth pick in the 1983 Draft by the Bears from Pitt and during his nine year career was a two-time first team All-Pro and a two-time Pro Bowl selection.

Covert becomes the ninth Pitt player to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, tied for the third-most of any college team. He joins fellow Pitt alums DE/LB Chris Doleman (2012), TE Mike Ditka (1988), RB Tony Dorsett (1994), OL Russ Grimm (2010), LB Rickey Jackson (2010), QB Dan Marino (2005), RB Curtis Martin (2012) and LB Joe Schmidt (1973).

Covert was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame back in 2003. His No. 75 was retired by Pitt in 2015.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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