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Pitt Places Seven Players On All-ACC Football Team

Pitt Places Seven Players On All-ACC Football Team

Post-season honors continue to roll in for individual players on the 2020 Pitt football team.

Tuesday, morning on the ACC Network, it was announced that seven Panther players were named on the All-ACC football team.

Pitt’s senior defensive ends Patrick Jones and Rashad Weaver were place on the All-ACC first team. The soon to be NFL draft picks formed one of the top defensive end duos in all of college football as they combined for 16.5 quarterback sacks, which was the highest total for a pair of teammates in the conference and tied for first in all of college football.

Despite joining Pitt just prior to the season, Turner was a great addition as he was arguably the Panthers most dangerous weapon on offense and was their top kick and punt returner. For the season, Turner collected 436 kick return yards and averaged 8.3 yards per punt return, which was second in the conference.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – NOVEMBER 7: Wide Receiver DJ Turner #7 of the Pittsburgh Panthers on a punt return during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on November 7, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida. Pitt defeated FSU 41 to 17. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Character Lines)

The Panthers also placed three players on the All-ACC second team as seniors Jimmy Morrissey, Damar Hamlin and Alex Kessman received that honor.

This was the third consecutive year that Morrisey has been named to an All-ACC team. In his final season leading the Panthers secondary, Hamlin led the team in tackles with 67, pass breakups (7) and recorded two interceptions. Kessman finished his Pitt career as Pitt’s all-time leader with 69 field goals and also make the most accurate long-distance kicker in NCAA history, connecting on 66.7% of his attempts from 50-plus yards.

Other Panthers to receive recognition were sophomore linebacker SirVocea Dennis (All-ACC 3rd Team) and senior guard Bryce Hargrove, freshman wide receiver Jordan Addison and junior punter Kirk Christodoulou receiving honorable mentions

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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John
John
1 month ago

Too bad about Wyman and Paris Ford since they would have given Pitt 4 ACC first-team honors. When was the last time this would have happened??!

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