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 wide receiver Devin Street.
Few could have imagined the career Street would have as an unheralded two-star recruit when he initially came to Pitt.
After a redshirt year and a season as a backup, Street went on to become a three-year starter. Despite never producing a 1,000-year season, Street made his mark with 754 yards in 2011, 975 in 2012, and 854 in 2013 playing alongside Tyler Boyd. His numbers could have arguably been bigger had he not shared the spotlight with guys like NFL wideouts Boyd and Jonathan Baldwin, as well as Mike Shanahan (ninth on the school's all-time receiving list). Baldwin was an All Big East Second Teamer in 2012 and All ACC Third Teamer in 2013. His 202 career receptions were a school record until topped by Tyler Boyd last season.
Street was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth year of the 2014 NFL Draft and is set to begin his third season in the league this fall.