All 105 is a Pittsburgh Sports Now series profiling each of the 105 members of Pitt’s 2021 training camp roster.
2 • Israel Abanikanda, sophomore running back
Last year: Played in 7 of 11 games as a freshman as the third option at running back.
Stats: Finished 2020 with 95 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, with a long of 10. Added two catches for 11 yards and a touchdown.
Camp outlook: With a promising performance in the Blue-Gold game, Abanikanda showed off his quick cuts and bursts of speed, allowing him to get to the outside and the second level with a head of steam.
Projected role: In the rotation of running backs, Abanikanda looks ready for an increased workload and has the potential to breakout as the main option moving forward.
New York’s Gatorade Player of the Year and New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA Co-Player of the Year in high school in 2019.
RB Israel Abanikanda looks like a breakout candidate for 2021.
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) May 10, 2021
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