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Pitt All 105: OT Jackson Brown Provides Needed Competition

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Pitt offensive lineman Jackson Brown

All 105 is a Pittsburgh Sports Now series profiling each of the 105 members of the Pitt 2024 training camp roster. 

Jackson Brown, a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman from San Ramon Valley in Danville, Calif.

2023 season: Brown played in three games last season as a reserve offensive tackle

Stats: Brown has played in five games during his two collegiate seasons, two with Cal in 2022 and three with Pitt last season

Camp outlook: There are a couple of veteran offensive linemen ahead of Brown on the depth chart, but he emerged throughout the spring as a valuable depth option. He should work right behind the starting duo over the summer

Projected role: Brown isn’t likely to crack the starting lineup at this point, barring injury, but he’s young. He should serve as one of the top tackles off the bench and could be thrust into action should the opportunity arise

Jackson Brown (6-foot-6, 305 pounds) initially committed to Cal, over Arizona, Cincinnati, Colorado, Pitt and Virginia, but after his freshman season with the Bears, he hit the portal.

“After I took my Pitt official visit in June (of 2021), they were in the lead and that was where I wanted to go,” Brown told Pittsburgh Sports Now last spring. “Then I did my Colorado official visit, and it came down to Pitt and Cal. As time went by, I was thinking that I should be closer to home with my family.

“Cal then was in my heart, but it was hard because I really loved Pitt. I loved everything about it, especially my dad playing there but it all worked out in the end. I still have four years left to play and get developed. I’ll also have a good chance to play at both tackle positions, so this is going to be really good for me.”

Brown arrived in Pittsburgh last spring and while he didn’t make an impact right off the bat, he has long-term potential with the Panthers.

Branson Taylor and Ryan Baer are holding down the starting tackle spots, but Brown is waiting in the wings. He’s had an entire offseason with the Panthers and should provide excellent competition as he fights for further playing time.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Doug Doehring
Doug Doehring
28 days ago

RIP John Brown, his dad – will never be forgotten because of his 1982 Sugar Bowl TD

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