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Pitt 2021 All 105: DT Calijah Kancey



All 105 is a Pittsburgh Sports Now series profiling each of the 105 members of Pitt’s 2021 training camp roster.

8 • Calijah Kancey, redshirt sophomore defensive tackle

Last year: Playing in all 11 games and starting four, Kancey put together a highly impressive freshman year after redshirting in 2019.

Stats: In those 11 games, Kancey had 27 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two pass breakups, and 1.5 sacks, with 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks coming against Syracuse.

Camp outlook: Kancey is on his way to becoming the next star Pitt defensive lineman, and as just a sophomore, he is arguably the biggest asset on the Panthers’ defense.

Projected role: Kancey will start at defensive tackle alongside junior Devin Danielson and will be a key piece in the middle.

Accolades, Highlights: Named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, Rivals and The Athletic last season. Kancey was also named to the Preseason All-America second team by the Walter Camp Football and named as a Preseason All-America honorable mention by Pro Football Focus for the upcoming year.

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The rest of the 105:

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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