After missing the last portion of Pitt’s 2021 season, Taysir Mack will have the opportunity to display his skills in front of NFL personnel one more time.
Pitt’s senior wide receiver has accepted an invitation to play at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, California. The game is played at the Rose Bowl and will take place on Jan. 29, 2022. The two head coaches for this game will be long-time NFL head coaches Jeff Fisher and Marvin Lewis. This will be the 10th edition of this postseason bowl game which gives seniors the opportunity to showcase their skills during weeklong practices and meetings with NFL personnel, leading up to the game.
Mack hasn’t played for Pitt since Oct. 30, when he was injured in the Miami game. Since then, he has been on the Panthers sideline with his left arm in a sling.
Prior to the injury, Mack had recorded 27 catches for 461 yards (17 yards per catch) and three touchdowns. Since transferring to Pitt from Indiana, Mack’s best season with the Panthers came in 2019, when he caught 63 passes for 736 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mack’s biggest strength is his ability to make a big play as evidenced by him averaging 14.7 yards per catch for his college career.
When asked this week, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi did not rule out Mack potentially returning to the team’s lineup for next Thursday’s Peach Bowl against Michigan State.