Eight Pitt Panthers Quarterbacks Have Been Taken In The NFL Draft


The Pitt Panthers are a highly accomplished college football team that has sent more than its fair share of players on to the NFL. Quarterback is the highest profile position in the sport though. How many NFL quarterbacks have been taken in the draft out of the University of Pittsburgh?

Pete Neft – 1956 – Steelers – 23rd Round

Corny Salvaterra – 1957 – Steelers – 17th Round

Ken Lucas – 1966 – Steelers – 18th Round

Matt Cavanaugh – 1978 – Patriots – 2nd Round

Rick Trocano – 1981 – Steelers – 11th Round

Dan Marino – 1983 – Dolphins – 1st Round

Alex Van Pelt – 1993 – Steelers – 8th Round

Tom Savage – 2014 – Texans – 4th Round

Of note:

-Five of the eight Pitt Panthers quarterbacks selected in the NFL Draft, including the first three ever, were all taken by the hometown Pittsburgh Steelers.

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