PITTSBURGH — M.J. Devonshire could barely speak.
The Pitt cornerback, minutes after intercepting All-ACC quarterback Sam Howell to seal Pitt’s 30-23 overtime victory over North Carolina, Devonshire couldn’t quite get the words out of his mouth when he stepped up to the podium at the interview area outside of Pitt’s locker room.
He can probably be forgiven.
“I did a lot of screaming after that interception,” Devonshire said. “That’s my first one that actually counted, so I’m kind of excited.”
The Aliquippa native said his phone was blowing up after the play, which was the biggest impact he’s had since transferring back to Pitt from Kentucky, where he started his college career. He said there plenty of hometown fans cheering him on at the game.
“They text me every week,” he said. “They’ve been coming to see me play all year.”