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Three WPIAL players were drafted into the NFL this past weekend. Former Pitt wide receiver and Clairton standout Tyler Boyd was the first local player off the board when the Cincinnati Bengals made him their second round pick on Friday night.

Scouts love Boyd’s competitiveness, route-running ability and hands, which make up for his lack of elite speed.

05/02/2016 - 12:54
Tony DeFazio
There may not be a player with local connections selected in the opening round of this month's NFL Draft, but the region will nonetheless be well-represented once again when the NFL comes calling.

Penn State's Christian Hackenberg is the only player from the area with any real chance of being drafted in the first round, but that would be a surprise at this point.

04/18/2016 - 21:26
Brandon Walker
The Panthers recently concluded their second spring under head coach Pat Narduzzi. Pitt entered the spring with several question marks. Which were answered and which will linger into the summer? Read on.

Q: Has someone stepped up to replace departed wide receiver Tyler Boyd?

04/18/2016 - 20:45
Tony DeFazio
The Pat Narduzzi Era enters its second season at Pitt when the Panthers hit the field for spring drills this week. Here are half a dozen issues worth watching over the next four weeks.

1. The Boyd Void – The departure of Tyler Boyd leaves a gaping void at receiver.

03/14/2016 - 21:33
Tony DeFazio
Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi is working on a pipeline from Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School directly to the University of Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Central Catholic has quite the reputation for pumping out high-end Division 1 talent in football.

02/11/2016 - 21:00
Zach Laufer
Jackie Sherrill was Pitt's head coach from 1977-1981, compiling a 50-9-1 record – including a 33-3 mark during his final three seasons.

Sherrill later coached at Texas A&M and Mississippi State en route to a 180-120-4 career record.

02/11/2016 - 16:20
Tony DeFazio
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi made an immediate impact on the recruiting trail upon taking over at Pitt a year ago.

The then-new head coach closed strong on four-star recruits Jordan Whitehead and Darrin Hall, both of whom made immediate impacts as true freshmen.

02/03/2016 - 23:56
Tony DeFazio
A pair of former WPIAL stars will take the field in this Sunday's conference championship games, and more than two dozen more joined them this season throughout the NFL.

STARS
Aaron Donald, DT, Rams - Penn Hills

01/20/2016 - 08:05
Tony DeFazio
Nearly 30 local prospects, throughout the WPIAL and the Pittsburgh City League, will head to FBS and FCS colleges next year to continue their football careers.

Here's a list of where the top local players are headed:

01/11/2016 - 16:44
Tony DeFazio
Veteran assistant tabbed to replace Jim Chaney

Matt Canada, a 24-year coaching veteran who most recently orchestrated some of the most productive offenses in NC State history, has been named offensive coordinator at Pitt by  Pat Narduzzi.<

01/08/2016 - 16:05
PSR Staff
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