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Pitt Sets Teams for the 2024 Blue-Gold Spring Game

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Pitt spring game draft.

Pitt held its intrasquad draft at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex Wednesday afternoon, and teams are now set for the 2024 Blue-Gold Spring Game.

Pitt will hold its annual spring game Saturday at Acrisure Stadium, with kickoff set for 2 p.m., and it will pit the Blue team against the Gold team in the last of the Panthers’ spring practices. It’s the last chance to see the Pitt squad in action before the season opener against Kent State on Aug. 31.

The Gold team started the draft off on the right foot as Donovan McMillon defeated Brandon George in a battle of rock-paper-scissors (and a coin toss), and Gold picked first. Kenny Johnson received the honor of first overall pick.

The Blue team will be led by Jacob Bronowski and the Gold team will be led by Archie Collins. Brandon George, Ben Sauls, Nate Matlack and Konata Mumpfield are the Blue captains, and Gavin Bartholomew, Daniel Carter, Rashad Battle and Donovan McMillon are the Gold captains.

Not every player was drafted though. The seniors were distributed strategically across the two teams (as were the offensive linemen), and the Blue received Jahvante Royal, Nate Matlack, Bam Brima, Brandon George, P.J. O’Brien Jr., Solomon DeShields (out) and Konata Mumpfield, Dorien Ford (out), Rodney Hammond Jr. (out), Terrence Moore (out) and Poppi Williams (out), while the Gold received Rashad Battle, Dayon Hayes, Will King, Luke DelGaudio, Daniel Carter, Gavin Bartholomew, Jake McConnachie, Tamon Lynum (out), Nate Temple (out), Keye Thompson (out), Ryan Jacoby (out) and Branson Taylor (out).

Here’s how the intrasquad Pitt draft unfolded. It wasn’t a traditional draft either. Once a player from a particular Pitt position group was selected, the two sides picked from that particular group before picking from another. So, when Johnson was selected, all the X wide receivers had to be selected next.

Pick 1 – Gold – Kenny Johnson

Pick 2 – Blue – Cam Monteiro

Pick 3 – Gold – Thad Shaw

Pick 4 – Blue – Jimmy Scott

Pick 5 – Gold – Sincere Edwards

Pick 6 – Blue – Maverick Gracio

Pick 7 – Gold – David Ojiegbe

Pick 8 – Blue – Zach Zollers

Pick 9 – Gold – Antonio Camon

Pick 10 – Blue – Ryland Gandy

Pick 11 – Gold – Noah Biglow

Pick 12 – Blue – Nigel Maynard

Pick 13 – Gold – Tamarion Crumpley

Pick 14 – Gold – Jesse Anderson

Pick 15 – Blue – Javon McIntyre

Pick 16 – Gold – John Glenn

Pick 17 – Blue – Matt Amofa

Pick 18 – Blue – Desmond Reid

Pick 19 – Gold – Caleb Williams

Pick 20 – Blue – Montravius Lloyd

Pick 21 – Gold – Juelz Goff

Pick 22 – Blue – Derrick Davis

Pick 23 – Gold – Braylan Lovelace

Pick 24 – Blue – Dylan Bennett

Pick 25 – Gold – Jeremiah Marcelin

Pick 26 – Blue – Nate Yarnell

Pick 27 – Gold – Eli Holstein

Pick 28 – Blue – Christian Veilleux

Pick 29 – Gold – Ty Dieffenbach

Pick 30 – Blue – Julian Dugger

Pick 31 – Gold – Jake Frantl

Pick 32 – Blue – David Lynch

Pick 33 – Gold – Kyle Louis

Pick 34 – Blue – Rasheem Biles

Pick 35 – Gold – Nick Lapi

Pick 36 – Blue – Abe Ibrahim

Pick 37 – Gold – Drew Foster

Pick 38 – Blue – Nick James

Pick 39 – Gold – Sean FitzSimmons

Pick 40 – Blue – Isaiah Neal

Pick 41 – Gold – Elliot Donald

Pick 42 – Blue – Nakhi Johnson

Pick 43 – Gold – Francis Brewu

Pick 44 – Gold – DaeDae Reynolds

Pick 45 – Blue – Zion Fowler-El

Pick 46 – Blue – Jake Renda

Pick 47 – Gold – Josh Altsman

Pick 48 – Blue – Cole Mitchell

Pick 49 – Gold – Adam Howanitz

Pick 50 – Gold – Izzy Polk

Pick 51 – Blue – Caden Smith

Pick 52 – Blue – Lamar Seymore

Pick 53 – Gold – Sam Carpenter

Pick 54 – Blue – Franco Fernandez

Pick 55 – Blue – Devin Whitlock

Pick 56 – Gold – Caleb Junko

Pick 57 – Blue – Nico Crawford

Pick 58 – Gold – Cruce Brookins (INJ)

Pick 59 – Blue – CJ Lee (INJ)

Pick 60 – Gold – Tamon Lynum (INJ)

Pick 61 – Blue – Zach Crothers (INJ)

Pick 62 – Gold – Jordan Bass (INJ)

Pick 63 – Blue – Thomas Aden (INJ)

Pick 64 – Gold – Peter Vardzel (INJ)

Pick 65 – Blue – Che Nwabuko (INJ)

Pick 66 – Gold – Shadarian Harrison (INJ)

Pick 67 – Blue – Benny Haselrig (INJ)

Blue Team 

QB — Nate Yarnell, Christian Veilleux, Julian Dugger, David Lynch

RB — Desmond Reid, Desmond Reid, Derrick Davis Jr.

WR — Konata Mumpfield, Lamar Seymore, Zion Fowler-El, Cameron Monteiro, Caden Smith, Devin Whitlock

TE — Jake Overman, Jake Renda, Cole Mitchell

LT — Tai Ray, Brody Riffe

LG — Terrence Enos Jr.

C — Matt Altsman

RG — Ryan Carretta, Moritz Schmoranzer

RT — Isaiah Montgomery, George French

DE — Nate Matlack, Jimmy Scott, Maverick Gracio, Zach Zollers

DT — Bam Brima, Nick James, Isaiah Neal, Nakhi Johnson

MLB — Brandon George, Dylan Bennett

OLB — Rasheem Biles, Abe Ibrahim

CB — Ryland Gandy, Jahvante Royal, Nigel Maynard

S — Javon McIntyre, P.J. O’Brien Jr., Matt Amofa

K — Ben Sauls, Frnaco Fernandez

P — Cam Guess

LS — Nico Crawford

INJ — Dorien Ford, Rodney Hammond Jr., Terrence Moore, Censere Lee, Benny Haselrig, Poppi Williams, Solomon DeShields, Zach Crothers, Thomas Aden

Gold Team

QB — Eli Holstein, Ty Dieffenbach, Jake Frantl

RB — Daniel Carter, Caleb Williams, Juelz Goff

WR — Kenny Johnson, Daejon Reynolds, Izzy Polk, Jake McConnachie, Thaddeus Shaw

TE — Gavin Bartholomew, Josh Altsman, Adam Howanitz

LT — Jackson Brown

LG — Jason Collier Jr.

C — Lyndon Cooper

RG — BJ Williams, Matt Metrosky

RT — Ryan Baer, Graysen Riffe

DE — Dayon Hayes, Sincere Edwards, David Ojiegbe, Antonio Camon

DT — Sean FitzSimmons, Elliot Donald, Francis Brewu, Will King

MLB — Braylan Lovelace, Jeremiah Marcelin

OLB — Kyle Louis, Nick Lapi, Luke DelGaudio, Drew Foster

CB — Rashad Battle, Noah Biglow, Tamarion Crumpley

S — Donovan McMillon, Jesse Anderson, John Glenn

K — Sam Carpenter

P — Caleb Junko

LS — Nilay Upadhyuyla

INJ — Ryan Jacoby, Branson Taylor, Peter Vardzel, Tamon Lynum, Nate Temple, Keye Thompson, Cruce Brookins, Shadarian Harrison, Jordan Bass

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