PITTSBURGH — Pitt defensive deal with Calijah Kancey, the ACC’s Defensive Participant of the Yr, is skipping the Panthers’ bowl sport.
Kancey, a junior, alluded to a well being difficulty in an Instagram submit as the principle motive behind the choice.
“Because of the perfect trainers within the nation at Pitt,” Kancey stated. “I do know they’ll assist me get again to 100% quickly.”
Kancey collected 7½ sacks and 14½ tackles for a loss in 11 video games for the Panthers (8-4). He’s the primary Pitt participant to win the convention’s highest defensive honor since Aaron Donald in 2013.
The 6-foot-1, 280-pound participant has been coy about his intentions subsequent yr, although the Miami native doubtless has labored himself up NFL draft boards over the previous three months.
Kancey did say he plans to assist teammates ready for no matter bowl they is perhaps headed to.
Pitt didn’t defend the ACC title it gained a yr in the past however completed sturdy, successful 4 straight to finish the season to come back in second to North Carolina within the ACC’s Coastal Division.