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 kicker Conor Lee.
Lee was one of the Panthers' top kickers in program history. After redshirting in 2004 and sitting out in 2005, Lee became the team's starter as a sophomore in 2006, holding that job for three seasons. In his first year, he made 12 of 14 field goals and all 47 extra points. The next season, he converted 82% of his field goals followed by 83% in his senior year. Lee made every extra point attempt in his career. His career 83.3% accuracy on field goals ranks 21st for a career in the entire NCAA and is tops on the all-time Big East list.
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