Notes on Pittsburgh’s depth chart ahead of Georgia Tech

September 22, 2016 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas (5) looks for a space for a pass in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Clemson Tigers won 26 - 7 over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

September 22, 2016 Atlanta – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas (5) looks for a space for a pass in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Thursday, September 22, 2016. Clemson Tigers won 26 – 7 over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Notes on Pittsburgh’s depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech at Heinz Field:

OFFENSE

WR

Jester Weah, R-Jr., 6-3, 210

Aaron Matthew, Fr., 6-4, 195

Weah had 176 receiving yards on seven catches in last week’s 43-27 win over Marshall. It was the most by a Pitt player in 12 years. He leads the team in receiving yards (313).

WR

Quadree Henderson, So., 5-8, 190

Tre Tipton, R-Fr., 6-0, 190

Henderson is tied for the FBS lead in all-purpose yards (937). He is averaging 187.4 yards per game, which leads the ACC.

TE

Scott Orndoff, Sr., 6-5, 255

Jaymar Parrish, Sr., 6-2, 260

LT

Adam Bisnowaty, R-Sr., 6-6, 305

Aaron Reese, R-Jr., 6-5, 310

Pitt has allowed three sacks this season. They allowed 29 last season.

LG

Dorian Johnson, Sr., 6-5, 315

Carson Baker, R-Jr., 6-5, 320

The players on the offensive line have combined for 125 starts.

C

Alex Officer, R- Jr., 6-4, 335

Connor Dintino, R-So., 6-3, 310

RG

Alex Bookser, R-So., 6-6, 315

John Guy, R-Sr., 6-7, 310

RT

Brian O’Neill, R-So., 6-6, 300

Jaryd Jones-Smith, R-Jr., 6-7, 325

Pitt’s offensive line averages 305 pounds. Tech’s defensive line averages 265 pounds.

QB

Nathan Peterman, R-Sr., 6-2, 225

Manny Stocker, R-Sr., 6-2, 215

Tech coach Paul Johnson said Peterman is leading an offense that is playing as well as any team the Yellow Jackets have faced this season. He is averaging 184.6 passing yards per game and is top-40 in FBS in efficiency.

RB

James Conner, R-Jr., 6-2, 235

Chawntez Moss, Fr., 5-11, 210

Conner overcame Hodgkin lymphoma and a knee injury during the past year. He is the fifth player in school history to rush for more than 3,000 yards.

FB

George Aston, R-So., 6-0, 245

Jaymar Parrish, Sr., 6-2, 260

DEFENSE

DE

Rori Blair, Jr., 6-4, 245

Allen Edwards, R-Jr., 6-4, 245

Pitt’s defensive line averages 274 pounds. Tech’s offensive line averages 296 pounds.

NT

Tyrique Jarrett, Sr., 6-3, 335

Shane Roy, R-So., 6-4, 280

Pitt is tops in the ACC in rush defense (69.8 yards per game).

DT

Shakir Soto, Sr., 6-3, 290

Amir Watts, Fr., 6-3, 270

DE

Ejuan Price, R-Sr., 6-0, 255

James Folston Jr., So., 6-3, 245

He leads FBS in sacks (7 1/2) and tackles for loss (11 ½). Johnson said Tech had better know where he is lined up all the time.

OLB

Mike Caprara, R-Sr., 6-0, 225

Saleem Brightwell, Fr., 6-0, 210

MLB

Matt Galambos, Sr., 6-2, 245

Quintin Wirginis, Jr., 6-2, 240

OLB

Oluwaseun Idowu, R-So., 6-0, 215

Bam Bradley, Sr., 6-2, 220

SS

Jordan Whitehead, So., 5-11, 190

Reggie Mitchell, R-Sr., 6-0, 200

Whitehead is second on the team in tackles (31).

FS

Terrish Webb, Sr., 5-11, 195

Reggie Mitchell, R-Sr., 6-0, 200

Webb is one of three Pitt players who have one interception this season.

CB

Avonte Maddox, Jr., 5-9, 175

Dane Jackson, R-Fr., 6-0, 180

CB

Ryan Lewis, R-Sr., 6-0, 200

Phillipie Motley, R-So., 5-10, 175

Lewis leads the team in tackles (34) and pass break-ups (4).

SPECIALISTS

PK

Chris Blewitt, Sr., 5-9, 195

Blewitt is the school’s all-time career scoring leader for kickers with 302 points. He needs one more made field goal to tie Conor Lee at 50 for most in school history.

P

Ryan Winslow, R-Jr., 6-5, 210

H

Ryan Winslow, R-Jr., 6-5, 210

KOR

Quadree Henderson, So., 5-8, 190

Henderson averages 36 yards per kick return. Tech’s Harrison Butker has been exceptional this season at putting kicks through the end zone.

PR

Quadree Henderson, So., 5-8, 190

Henderson is averaging 11 yards per return.

 

 

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