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91 Days Until Pitt Football (Greg Romeus)

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If you spend any time on Twitter, you no doubt have seen people posting certain Pitt players wearing uniform numbers that correspond with the number of days left until the football season kicks off. Jim did it last year and this year, Pat Narduzzi has been doing it.

I know we have a lot of younger readers here and also some folks that may not have spent their entire lives following Pitt sports. For that reason, I thought it would be cool to not only do the countdown here, but also give a brief writeup on the player to potentially help fans connect a little more with some of the all-time greats.

Quick disclaimer - this isn't necessarily about picking the best player for each number. Not only is that disputable in many instances, but it's not really the point of the exercise. So don't be offended if your favorite player doesn't make the list here. I'll probably mirror Narduzzi's list for the most part but may go off the board in a few instances.

These will also be brief, folks. It's the offseason and we all use this time to wind down a bit. These won't be theses or anything, but we'll cobble together a few facts for each guy.

Finally, feel free to add on to a player's accomplishments in the comments section. Some I'll leave out due to space/time and some I may not even know about. But this will be a good learning exercise for all of us.

Continuing our countdown today is defensive end Greg Romeus.

Romeus was one of the Panthers' best defensive players in recent years. During his time at Pitt he was a Freshman All-American and in his final season, he made the 2009 All-Big East First Team and was the Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year along with teammate Mick Williams. Unfortunately, that was really the high point for Romeus. Once projected as a high-round draft pick, he was injured in his senior year and missed most of the season.

Romeus was selected in the final round of the NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, but his pro career never really got off the ground due to injuries. He hung around the Saints roster for two years but was on the injured reserve list each season before being cut. He was briefly in the CFL in 2014.

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