Four Pitt alumni have been chosen for the NFL’s 2010’s All-Decade Team, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Monday, tying the Panthers’ alumni as the most-recognized group.
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, running back LeSean McCoy, and cornerback Darrelle Revis were all chosen as the best at their positions over the last decade of NFL football.
Donald was one of eight unanimous selections among the 48-member committee. The then-St. Louis Rams’ first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Donald has been to six straight Pro Bowls to start his career, has been an All-Pro selection five times and has twice been the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He also led the NFL in sacks in 2018 and was Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014.
Fitzgerald has been in the NFL since 2004, when he was the Arizona Cardinals’ first-round draft choice. He’s been an 11-time Pro Bowler, with six of those selections coming in the last decade. He was a second-team All-Pro in 2011 and led the NFL in receptions in 2016. From 2010-19, Fitzgerald caught 855 passes for 10,016 yards and 61 touchdowns.
McCoy was a second-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 coming out of Pitt. With the Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs, he has been a six-time Pro Bowler, a two-time All-Pro and led the NFL in rushing yards in 2013 and touchdowns in 2011. He is the Eagles’ all-time rushing yards leader and won the Super Bowl with the Chiefs after the 2019 season. McCoy has rushed for 11,071 yards and 73 touchdowns in his NFL career.
The four selections on the all-decade team tied Pitt with Cal and Miami for the most among any school. Central Michigan, LSU, Texas, Texas A&M and Wisconsin had two.