Pitt Panthers: Top 5 players NOT named Conner, Boyd, Voytik

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Nov 29, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers offensive linesman Artie Rowell (57) prepares to snap the ball against the Miami Hurricanes during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Miami won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Rowell is bulldozer with quick feet and knows how to use his hands effectively. His talent speaks for itself, but it’s the intangibles he possesses that set him apart. The greatest of all of those intangibles is his leadership.

2014 was a short year for Rowell due to injuring his knee in the second game of the season against Boston College.

It was a massive blow to the Pitt Panthers and disrupted the depth of the line immediately. Fortunately, Alex Officer was there to pick up the pieces and performed admirably in the absence of Rowell.

What sets him apart from others is his strength of leadership.

Artie Rowell is the greatest cog in the piece to ensure the Panthers offense can perform according to expectations. Ensuring his health and durability will be a major factor to a successful season.

As a side note, Offensive Lineman Alex Officer, whom I referenced before, will be key here as well. His willingness to be flexible along the line presents the coaching staff with options to become the most efficient and productive units in the ACC. Officer, as well as Rowell, are significant components that are the key to the offense.

Next: His Drive and Determination!