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Punter Andy Lee will be the latest former Panther to play in the Super Bowl when his San Francisco 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. E.J. Borghetti reflects on the impressive NFL career Lee has enjoyed since his Pitt days.


Discussions on Pitt's premier performers in the National Football League typically focus on receiver Larry Fitzgerald and cornerback Darrelle Revis.

That's understandable. Fitzgerald, who played in his seventh Pro Bowl this past weekend, is widely considered the game's elite pass catcher. (Please, Arizona, find No. 11 a quarterback this year!)

Revis, when healthy, can stake a claim to being the best defensive player in the NFL. He defines the term shutdown corner and will also smack you in the chops on run support.

In short, both men will add to Pitt's Hall-of-Famer wing in Canton someday.

But in the bright spotlight of Super Bowl week, another former Panther should get his due as one of the NFL's very best - San Francisco punter Andy Lee.

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