Senior offensive lineman Carson Van Lynn has announced he’s decided to leave the Pitt football program as a graduate transfer.
Van Lynn was a member of Pitt’s Class of 2017 and provided great depth to Pat Narduzzi’s offensive line. The Ohio native released this statement on Twitter:
“I have nothing but love and immense pride in being a Pitt man. Pitt is a very special institution with coaches and staff who truly care about everyone who talks through those doors, athlete or not. Thank you for everything.”
After redshirting in 2017, Van Lynn was moved to tight end because of a depth issue and played in 12 games and made five starts, the first of which came against Notre Dame on October 13.
The following season, Van Lynn moved back to offensive tackle position and appeared in 13 games, all as a reserve. During the 2020 season, Van Lynn played in all 11 games and made three starts, against Clemson, NC State and Virginia Tech.
With Pitt’s starting offensive line for the 2021 season pretty much set, Van Lynn is looking for an opportunity to getting consistent playing time in his last collegiate season. Van Lynn earned a Masters in Business Administration at Pitt.