Pitt Panthers’ Tyrique Jarrett Claims ACC Weekly Honor


The Atlantic Coast Conference honored Tyrique Jarrett of the Pitt defense Monday for his exceptional performance on the road in the Panthers’ 24-7 victory over the University of Akron Zips.

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The junior defensive tackle was named the Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week in the ACC with junior defensive end Shaq Lawson of Clemson. The 6-foot-3, 335-pound Pittsburgh native led his unit to limit the Zips to just 110 total yards of offense.

Jarrett had five tackles against Akron. Three of those stops were for a total loss of eight yards. He was a force along the line of scrimmage by closing down the running lanes. His contribution kept Akron to less than 2.0 yards per carry for the evening.

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi had this to say about his squad’s overall defensive performance against Akron on the team’s web site, “Defensively, we had six three-and-outs, which helps our time possession. It takes offense and defense to win that possession [battle]. Our defense goes three-and-out, six out of the 13 possessions, I think that plays a part too. We’re giving the ball back to our offense, it gets the ball going, and it keeps the drive going. All of those things are bonuses.”

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    Among his outreach efforts is spending time with Children’s Hospital, the Mel Blount Youth Home, and the humanitarian organization World Vision. He has also helped at the National Kidney Foundation. They honored him with its 2015 “Small Hands, Big Heart” Award. Connor gives away his used game gloves to young patients as souvenirs of his hospital stops.

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