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Cal Adomitis named preseason All-American

The Pitt long snapper made the Phil Steele preseason second team

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Pitt long snapper Cal Adomitis was named a preseason All-American by Phil Steele earlier this week. Adomitis is the second Pitt player to earn preseason All-America honors, as Calijah Kancey made the preseason All-America team of the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Both players were second-team selections.

One-hundred twenty players were honored with placement on Phil Steele’s four preseason All-America teams, and Adomitis was one of just 15 ACC players and 24 special teams players in the nation who were honored. Adomitis is Pitt’s lone representative on the honorary list.

The 6’2”, 250-pound long snapper is set to enter his fifth year as a starter at Pitt, as he took advantage of the additional year of eligibility offered by the NCAA to athletes impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. He has started in all 50 games Pitt has played since the beginning of the 2017 season. And after the 2020 season, Adomitis earned first-team All-ACC honors from Phil Steele as well as All-America honorable mention.

While 2021 will be Adomitis’ last year at Pitt, the future looks promising for both him and the program. Pitt is set up well for Adomitis’ eventual departure, as the team added Byron Floyd, one of the top 15 long snappers in the nation, as his likely successor in 2020.

As for Adomitis, he turned down an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl to return to Pitt for another year, meaning he is on the radar of postseason all-star game scouts and could make an appearance in one at the conclusion of his Pitt career. And with his name well known to both Phil Steele and Senior Bowl organizers, the veteran specialist may well end his college career on a high note.