Damar Hamlin Granted Fifth Year At Pitt

The safety bolsters an already strong defense for 2020

Andrew Limberg
January 15, 2020 - 4:49 pm

93.7 the Fan

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pitt’s defense just got stronger for 2020 on Wednesday.

It was announced that safety Damar Hamlin has been granted a fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA.

“We’re thrilled that Damar was able to receive a fifth year,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said. “We weren’t certain after our bowl game what the future would hold. We really appreciate the efforts of our compliance staff as Damar went through this process. I know Damar is ready to take full advantage—academically, athletically and personally—of his final year at the University of Pittsburgh.”

Hamilin only played in three games as a freshmen in 2016 but has been a started the past two season and have become one of the team’s best tacklers with 174 stops over that time.

Hamlin out of McKees Rocks, will be one of 17 other starters returning to Pitt for the 2020 season.

The Central Catholic grad is Pittsburgh active leader for most career tackles with 223.

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