PITTSBURGH —The 2016 Pitt football team will boast three of the nation’s finest players at their respective positions according to Athlon Sports.
Senior offensive tackle Adam Bisnowaty, senior defensive end Ejuan Price and sophomore safety Jordan Whitehead were named preseason All-Americans in the recently released Athlon Sports College Football Preview.
Whitehead, a Central Valley graduate, who is featured on the regional Athlon cover, was a third-team All-America pick. He enjoyed a decorated debut season in 2015, earning ACC Rookie of the Year, ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year and consensus Freshman All-America honors.
Whitehead led Pitt in tackles with 109 stops (the most by a true freshman in school history) and added six tackles for loss, a sack assist, six pass breakups, one interception and a fumble return for a touchdown (22 yards against Navy in the Military Bowl). He was also utilized as an offensive weapon and averaged 10.2 yards per rush, carrying 12 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
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