Lucas Krull will not be opting out of the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30, and he will play his final game at Pitt as one of the team’s four captains.
Krull confirmed he will be playing in the Peach Bowl Tuesday morning at the final Pitt presser at the Rooney Sports Complex before the Peach Bowl, and he will be serving as a captain for the first time this season.
“I love this team,” Krull said. “That’s what I told the guys when coach called my name saying I was gonna be the captain. You know, I just told them, there’s a reason I’m playing this game. I was thinking about maybe not playing and looking for the future, but at the end of the day, I’m living in the moment — that’s what I’ve done all year — and I love this team. I told ’em, one last ride, we gotta go out with a win.
Krull caught 37 passes for 443 yards and six touchdowns as a redshirt senior, forming a potent one-two combo at tight end with Gavin Bartholomew. He recorded 38 receptions for 449 yards and six touchdowns in 13 games with Pitt, and 47 catches for 557 yards and six touchdowns in his college career.
After the Peach Bowl, Krull will begin his NFL Draft preparation, including the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine.