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VIDEO: Football to Welcome Three Freshmen in January

Three highly regarded prospects have signed scholarship papers and will enroll at the University of Pittsburgh in January.

Quarterback Alex Hornibrook and defensive backs Jordan Whitehead and Malik Henderson will be enrolled at Pitt beginning January 5 and participate in the Panthers' offseason program, including spring drills.

Whitehead, a native of Center, Pa., is a versatile standout at Central Valley High. One of the most coveted prospects in the state, he is expected to play corner at Pitt but also contribute on offense and special teams. Rated one of Pennsylvania's top six overall prospects, Whitehead was selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. He has led Central Valley to a 10-0 record and the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.

Hornibrook, a native of Malvern, Pa., is the all-time passing yardage leader at Malvern Prep. He also holds school single-season records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. Rated one of Pennsylvania's top 25 prospects, he completed 65% of his passes as a senior. Standing 6-4 and 210 pounds, Hornibrook led his team to the Inter-Academic League championship. He is a National Honor Society member and boasts a 4.0 grade-point average.

Henderson, a 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback prospect, hails from Hallandale Beach, Fla. He has not given up a touchdown the entire season in helping Hallandale to a 9-1 record and the Florida 6A Playoffs. Henderson is considered one of the top players in talent-rich Broward County. He is also considered a Top 100 player in Florida by 247Sports.

Pitt senior defensive end David Durham was highlighted in Sporting News senior writer Matt Hayes' weekly "1st and 10" column on Wednesday. Hayes calls Durham one of the "Good Guys" in college football and spotlights his impressive community service work. 

The excerpt:

 

The Good Guys

The tents are still there, lining the horizon as far as you can see when the boat pulls into Port-au-Prince. Four years after the earthquake, they're still living in makeshift hovels in Haiti.

"It's not because they can't build homes," says Pitt DE David Durham. "It's because all the lives that were lost when those homes crashed down. They're safer in a tent."

While the offseason in college football was full of bad news -- double-digit arrest for sexual assault, the Air Force Academy scandal and alleged academic fraud at Notre Dame to highlight the lowlights -- it's time we celebrate those who do things the right way.

Welcome to the weekly Good Guy Award, where we honor those who, despite the rigors of playing football and going to school, have the time and desire to give back.

Durham's dad played at Ole Miss, his uncle played at Georgia Tech and the common goal with two generations of Durham men: pay it back. That's why David volunteers at the greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and why he helps local elementary school children during its after-care program.

And why earlier this spring, he hopped on a plane, flew to Haiti and got out of his comfort zone during a mission trip.

"We, as student athletes, have an obligation to give back," Durham said. "We have been given so much with this opportunity to go to school and play football. I truly believe we have a duty and responsibility to share that same blessing with others."

Sophomore running back James Conner and redshirt junior center Artie Rowell were on the Starkey and Mueller Show on Thursday afternoon previewing the upcoming 2014 Pitt football season. If you missed any of the hour-long segment on 93.7 The Fan, we have the entire Pod Cast for you here. 


The Panthers begin training camp on August 4th in preparation for their season opener against Delaware on August 30th at Heinz Field. 

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(Photo courtesy of 93.7 The Fan)

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LaRod Stephens-Howling - Pitt Man

LaRod Stephens-Howling will play 4 Pittsburgh again this weekend at Heinz Field! Welcome back! @Steelers #PittMan #HereWeGo

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Former Pitt football safety/linebacker and Pitt graduate Doug Whaley (1990-93) has been named as the Buffalo Bills general manager as announced by the organization on Thursday. Whaley was a team captain for the Panthers in 1993 and had been serving as the Bills' Assistant GM/Director of Pro Personnel prior to this appointment.  

Much Deserved Recognition

Last week, as football training camp came to a close, Head Coach Paul Chryst was able to award scholarships to four Pitt walk-ons. 

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Pat Bostick Previews Youngstown State

It's one week until kickoff! Pitt analyst Pat Bostick previews next weekend's season-opener against the Penguins of Youngstown State.


A Pitt Fan's Events Calendar


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The start of football season is fast approaching - 15 days, to be exact. But before we get to 6 p.m. on Sept. 1 against Youngstown State, there are a few Pitt events to keep on your radar leading up to gameday at Heinz Field.

The Definition of a Player's Coach

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By Pat Bostick

Today, Pat Bostick gives us an interesting perspective on what the true definition of a player's coach should be and why Coach Chryst fits that mold.


Players Video Shoot

Yesterday we brought you a behind-the-scenes look at a shoot with the players and Pitt Panthers Television. Take a peek at how some of the shots turned out. The finished product can be seen this season at home games and on Pitt Panthers Television. 


Football Training Camp: Move In Day

Training camp for football begins today. On Sunday, the team moved into the dorm -- their home for the next two weeks -- and prepared for meetings. Get your start to the 2012 season alongside your Panthers.

  

Take a look at the sights and sounds from Canton on enshrinement day, as well as highlights from Chris Doleman and Curtis Martin's speeches.


Arrival in Canton

hall of fame busts.jpgWe made the two-hour trip to Canton from Pittsburgh today for an opportunity to catch up with former Pitt stars - and 2012 inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Chris Doleman and Curtis Martin.

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