Who better to serve as Pitt’s honorary captain for the Backyard Brawl against West Virginia than the last Pitt quarterback to actually beat WVU in Morgantown?
Pat Narduzzi announced that Pat Bostick, who led Pitt to the 13-9 win over WVU in 2007 and currently serves the University in a number of roles, will serve as Pitt’s honorary captain tonight.
“Our Backyard Brawl honorary captain is one of the proudest Pitt men,” Narduzzi wrote on Twitter. “The QB who scored the winning TD in Pitt’s last win at WVU.”
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) September 16, 2023
LeSean McCoy did the heavy lifting against WVU in 2007, racking up nearly 150 yards on the ground in a defensive battle, but it was Bostick who dove into the end zone in the third quarter to score Pitt’s only touchdown in the win.
Bostick, a Lancaster, Pa. native, came to Pitt in 2007 and played as a true freshman, most famously starting Pitt’s 13-9 upset of then-No. 2 West Virginia. He finished his Pitt career after the 2010 season as a three-year letterman with 1,814 passing yards and nine touchdowns.
After graduating, Bostick joined the Pitt athletic department in 2012 as the Assistant Director of Development. He is currently the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Major Gifts and works closely with the Pitt Football Championship Fund.
Bostick also serves as the radio analyst, alongside the legendary play-by-play man Bill Hillgrove, for Pitt football games on 93.7 The Fan andthe Pitt Panther Radio Network.
The 106th Backyard Brawl is scheduled to kick off at Milan Puskar Stadium tonight at 7:30 p.m.