Connect with us
PSN is sponsored by Beaver County Auto

Pitt Football

Pitt Sophomore Defensive Tackle Calijah Kancey Named Preseason All-American



Pitt defensive lineman Calijah Kancey was named a preseason All-American Thursday (Photo: Pitt Football via Twitter)

University of Pitt football defensive lineman Calijah Kancey was named a Preseason All-American second team member Thursday. The redshirt sophomore was the only member of Pitt to be selected. 50 members were named by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, with 25 in both the first and second teams.

With over four starts in 2020 and in 11 games, Kancey tallied 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two pass breakups. The 6-foot 270-pound lineman had five tackles in an October loss to Notre Dame as well as four against Clemson a month later.

A Miami native, Kancey hails from Miami Northwestern High School, where he was a First-team All-Florida Class-64 and was the No. 113 players that came out of the state. He was also named a freshman All-American by The Athletic, Rivals, and the Football Writers Association of America.

With Patrick Jones II, Jaylen Twyman, and Rashad Weaver all leaving the defensive line for Pitt, Kancey will look to step up his role in the approaching 2021 season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
Click to comment
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Get PSN in your inbox!

Enter your email and get all of our posts delivered straight to your inbox.

Like Pittsburgh Sports Now on Facebook!
Send this to a friend