Pitt freshman receiver released from hospital
College Football Videos
Freshman wide receiver Darrius Patton was released from UPMC Presbyterian on Friday after passing out at practice Thursday.
"We are very pleased that things are going well and he is doing well," coach Todd Graham said.
Patton had been making progress on the field in his freshman season, Graham said.
"It was tough getting used to the physicality," he said of the 170-pound Patton. "Guys are a little bigger than what he was used to playing against. Then, he really came on."
» Pitt will break training camp today, with a scrimmage that is closed to anyone outside the team. One of Graham's goals will be to limit penalties. With game officials visiting practice yesterday, Graham said there were 14 instances of illegal procedure. "We are just making sure we don't beat ourselves," he said.
» Freshmen running back Corey Davis, Malcolm Crockett and Isaac Bennett are competing for the few carries Ray Graham and Zach Brown won't get. Look for Davis to be first in line.
"We are going to have a hard time not playing Corey Davis," Graham said, "because he has such big-play capabilities."
» Graham said he is also impressed with a variety of other freshmen, including cornerbacks Lafayette Pitts and Lloyd Carrington and linebackers LaQuentin Smith, Nicholas Grigsby and Ejuan Price. In terms of who gets on the field first, Graham said it may happen in this order: Price, either Pitts or Carrington and Smith.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Starkey: Stupid Steelers
- Steelers running backs Bell, Blount will face drug charges
- Chase suspect faces trial, other woes
- Monessen man faces another trial
- Area school districts set to begin new year
- It’s only exhibition, but these Steelers could solidify roster spots vs. Eagles
- Young man with a gift
- Lady Antebellum continues to push for that big sound
- Braves’ error, Sanchez’s sacrifice fly in 9th help Pirates snap long skid
- West Deer supervisor accused of ethics violation
- 2 dead in New Kensington shooting; woman says male victim her son