TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

2 players leave Pitt football team

ACC Videos

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review file
Pitt running back Corey Davis stiff-arms Buffalo's Najia Johonson during on Sept. 3, 2011, at Heinz Field. Davis has left the team and will not play for the Panthers at the BBVA Compass Bowl.
Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, 4:48 p.m.
 

Pitt running back Corey Davis and tight end Brendan Carozzoni have left the team and will not accompany the Panthers on Tuesday when they travel to Birmingham, Ala., for the BBVA Compass Bowl.

Davis, a sophomore from Gladewater, Texas, who was recruited by former coach Todd Graham, was fifth on the depth chart at running back and had no carries or receptions. Last season, he rushed for 48 yards on 17 carries and caught five passes for 64 yards as a freshman. He also averaged 21.1 yards on 17 kickoff returns.

Davis' departure leaves Pitt with only 12 players from Graham's 21-man recruiting class of 2011.

Carozzoni, a redshirt sophomore from Rocky River, Ohio, had no receptions this season after making four catches for 43 yards last season.

Losing Davis and Carozzoni allows Pitt to add two additional scholarship players to its 2013 class that currently includes 21 prospects.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pitt

  1. Pitt, Louisville square off after unusually long layoffs
  2. Tough times are in past for Pitt senior guard Kiesel
  3. Junior-college DE interested in signing with Pitt
  4. Juco center Nix looks to fill void at Pitt
  5. In recruiting, Pitt, Penn State make ‘social’ commentary
  6. Pitt’s Johnson to have shoulder surgery
  7. Pitt football receives verbal commitments from Coatesville safety, Florida defensive end
  8. Pitt women’s basketball team upends Boston College
  9. Ohio linebacker commits to Pitt
  10. Forward Artis eager to become more of an offensive threat for Pitt
  11. Pitt point guard recruit trying to bolster 2015 class