Pitt’s Calijah Kancey Named CBS Sports Midseason All-American
10/18/2022 1:00:00 PM
PITTSBURGH—Pitt junior defensive tackle Calijah Kancey has been named to the CBS Sports Midseason All-America Teamit was unveiled today on CBSSports.com.
Kancey is one of three defensive linemen named to the 27-player squad selected by the CBS Sports college football staff.
Despite receiving increased attention from opponents’ blocking schemes, Kancey has been highly productive through six contests. He leads the Panthers in tackles for loss (8.5) and quarterback hurries (six), while ranking second in sacks (three).
Kancey’s average of 1.4 TFLs per contest ranks 17th nationally.
Earlier this month, he was named to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week for his performance against Georgia Tech. Kancey collected 3.5 TFLs with a sack against the Yellow Jackets and was PFF’s highest-graded defensive tackle of the week.
A native of Miami, Fla., and graduate of powerhouse Miami Northwestern, Kancey is a viable candidate for some of college football’s most prestigious awards, including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award.
The Panthers (4-2, 1-1 ACC) play at Louisville this Saturday. The ACC Network telecast will kick off at 8 pm
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