Narduzzi said Pickett, Morrissey, Weaver, Kessman among those leaving

10 seniors plan to make Saturday their final home game
Kenny Pickett throwing a pass
Kenny Pickett Photo credit Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said they will honor 10 seniors for Senior Day on Saturday. These are players who have told Narduzzi they plan to leave after this year and not use their extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA to all players based on the COVID-19 season.

All of the captains intend to make Saturday their final game at Heinz Field-quarterback Kenny Pickett, center/guard Jimmy Morrissey, safety Damar Hamlin and defensive end Patrick Jones.

Transfer receiver DJ Turner, offensive lineman Bryce Hargrove, kicker Alex Kessman, corner Jason Pinnock, defensive end Rashad Weaver and linebacker Phil Campbell.

“I expect those guys to probably be moving on, however, they have time,” Narduzzi said.  “The guys that aren’t mentioned have said ‘coach I want to come back for another year’.  It doesn’t mean they can’t change their mind.  It’s a fluid situation.”

“Their eligibility is not up because they have a free year.”

As for the seniors who have not yet made up their mind or have decided to come back-tailback AJ Davis, injured corner Damarri Mathis, long-snapper Cal Adomitis, linebacker John Petrishen, receivers Tre Tipton and Taysir Mack, injured transfer tight end Lucas Krull, tight end Jake Zilinskas, defensive lineman Keyshon Camp, linebacker Chase Pine and offensive lineman Keldrick Wilson.

“I’m excited for these guys if they do move on,” Narduzzi said.  “I’m really excited to have the guys that are staying with us.  I’m really excited to have them back for another year.”

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