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#62 Days Until Pitt Football: John Bachman

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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 offensive lineman John Bachman.

Bachman wasn't a star, but became a solid player for the Panthers, playing for the team from 2005 and 2008. He was an extremely versatile player that saw time right away. Bachman was expected to redshirt as a true freshman, but was thrust into action due to need on the line in 2005 and lettered at tackle in his first year. An ankle injury cut his time short in 2006 but he returned to play guard in 2007 and 2008, making himself a versatile lineman. During his time with Pitt, he also competed for time at center.

During his career, Bachman served mostly as a reserve. He did, however, step up to make several spot starts in games as needed. He had another year of eligibility left (since 2006 was a medical redshirt year), but did not return in 2009.

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