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Former Pitt RB Qadree Ollison Signs 1-Year Deal with Atlanta Falcons

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Quadree Ollison has spent three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons since being selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, and he’ll be coming back for at least one more in 2022.

Ollison signed a one-year deal to return to the Falcons Monday, NFL Insider Dov Kleiman reported.

Ollison put together his most productive season in 2021, racking up 105 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries (at five yards per carry) and added four receptions for 12 more yards.

In three seasons, Ollison has recorded 158 yards and five touchdowns on 44 carries and added 19 more yards on five receptions. With Cordarrelle Patterson, Mike Davis and Damien Williams on the roster, Ollison will likely continue his limited depth role.

Ollison arrived at Pitt as the top-rated running back in New York out of Canisius High School and after redshirting in 2014, he emerged as a key member on Pitt’s offense. He earned All-Conference honors in 2015 and 2018, racking up 2,859 yards and 29 touchdowns on 529 carries between 2015-18.

As a senior in 2018, Ollison led Pitt with 1,213 yards and 11 touchdowns (at a robust 6.3 yards per carry) and he added 66 more yards on 11 receptions out of the backfield.

Pitt has not had a 1,000-yard rusher since both Ollison and Darrin Hall cracked the 1,000-yard mark in the 2018 season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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