The Pitt linebackers depth chart has added some talent and experience from a familiar face.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed that senior linebacker Chase Pine has decided to return to Pitt and is taking advantage of the extra year offered by the NCAA. Pine now joins Phil Campbell, Kenny Pickett, John Petrishen, Lucas Krull, Keyshon Camp and Jake Zillinskas as Pitt players that have publicly decided to comeback to Pitt for the 2021 season.
This decision by Pine leaves Pitt with the most experience they’ve had at linebacker in many years with players such as Pine, Campbell, Petrishen, Cam Bright, Sir’Vocea Dennis, Wendell Davis, Brandon George along with young talent like Bangally Kamara, A.J. Roberts, Leslie Smith and Solomon DeShields.
This past season, the Williamsburg, Virginia native recorded a career-high 43 tackles along with 1.5 sacks. Pine provides Randy Bates the flexibility of being able to play both inside and outside linebacker.
Pine has already earned his bachelor’s degree in administration of justice and is pursuing a second major in social sciences.