Qadree Ollision gets only Pitt invite to NFL Combine
If one is the loneliest number, then former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison will feel like the ultimate outcast at the NFL Combine.
Ollison is the only Pitt football player to receive an invitation to the annual college football testing showcase, which will be held from Feb. 26-March 4 at Indianapolis.
That represents a significant dropoff from recent years. Pitt had seven players invited to the NFL Combine in 2018 and six in 2017.
Ollison led the Panthers and ranked second in the ACC with 1,213 rushing yards. He scored 11 rushing touchdowns and averaged 6.25 yards per carry. Ollision ranked No. 24 in the nation in rushing yards and No. 27 in yards per carry.
Among the Pitt seniors that did not receive an invite were running back Darrin Hall, fullback George Aston and offensive lineman Alex Bookser.
Penn State had seven players invited to the combine, led by quarterback Trace McSorley. Also representing the Nittany Lions will be offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern, defensive lineman Kevin Givens, edge rusher Shareef Miller, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and running back Miles Sanders, a Woodland Hills graduate.
West Virginia received six invitations. The group is led by quarterback Will Grier and wide receiver David Sills. Also securing invites were tackle Yodny Cajuste, wide receiver Gary Jennings, linebacker David Long and tight end Trevon Wesco.
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