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Former Pitt/Aliquippa Star Darrelle Revis to be Presented to Hall of Fame by His Mother

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Pitt cornerback Darrelle Revis.

There will be a very familiar face presenting Darrelle Revis at his Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement next month.

Revis’ mother Diana Askew will present him at his enshrinement on Aug. 6 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, NBC Sports’ Charean Williams reported.

Revis was elected to the Hall of Fame back in February, as part of a 2023 class that includes Joe Thomas, DeMarcus Ware, Joe Klecko, Chuck Howley, Ken Riley, Zach Thomas, Ronde Barber and Don Coryell.

Aliquippa great, and fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer, Ty Law announced Revis’ selection back in February.

Revis, obviously, is one of the greatest athletes to come out of Western Pennsylvania. He starred at Aliquippa High School in the early 2000s, winning two WPIAL Class-2A titles and the 2003 PIAA Class-2A state championship in which he scored five touchdowns three different ways — blocked field goal, punt return and three rushing.

He stayed home at Pitt for college, playing for Walt Harris in the mid-2000s, and he quickly emerged as one of the best defensive backs in the Big East. In 35 games at Pitt, he racked up 80 tackles (66 solo), five tackles for loss, eight interceptions and returned two for touchdowns — and he scored two more punt return touchdowns.

“On behalf of the University of Pittsburgh, I want to congratulate Darrelle Revis on his incredibly deserved election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said following Revis’ election. “When you say ‘shutdown corner,’ you immediately think of Darrelle. I don’t think anyone played the position better than him. He simply dominated opposing wide receivers, whether it was at Aliquippa, Pitt or in the National Football League.”

The New York Jets selected Revis with the 14th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, and he went on to put together his Hall of Fame professional career.

In 11 NFL seasons with the Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, Revis racked up 496 tackles (411 solo), nine tackles for loss, 29 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), 139 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and 12 recoveries.

He is a seven-time Pro Bowler, four-time first-team All-Pro and a member of the PFWA 2010s All-Decade team. He also won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots in 2015.

Revis is the third former Aliquippa star to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining Law and Mike Ditka. And he is Pitt’s 10th enshrinement in Canton, joining Ditka, Joe Schmidt, Tony Dorsett, Dan Marino, Russ Grimm, Curtis Martin, Rickey Jackson and Jimbo Colvert.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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