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Pitt adds another quarterback, this time a walk-on

Jerry DiPaola
| Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Quarterback Tyler Zelinski, who played at Erie (N.Y.) Community College this season, said he will enroll in January and join Pitt next season as a walk-on.

Zelinski stands 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, and Scott Pilkey, his coach at Erie CC said, “Tyler is not your cookie-cutter quarterback. He's a grinder.”

“In game situations, he made something out of nothing,” Pilkey said. “He's hard as nails.”

Zelinski threw for 1,756 yards and 16 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. He also ran for three scores.

He will have three years of eligibility and will be the third new quarterback on Pitt's 2018 roster, joining junior college transfer Ricky Town and high school senior Nick Patti, who signed letters of intent this week.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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