Pitt tight end hurdles Tennessee defender

The Pitt Panthers are coming off their best year in decades and many wondered if the 2022 college football season would be a letdown for the program. So far, they seem to be hurdling their way towards another strong campaign.

Following last week’s big win over West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl, Pitt hosted the SEC’s Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday. Finding themselves in a back-and-forth battle, they were trailing 10-7 early in the second quarter when quarterback Kedon Slovis found tight end Gavin Bartholomew near the sidelines for a big gain. Bartholomew then turned on the jets and made his way downfield where he hurdled a Tennessee defender en route to the endzone for a touchdown.

We’ve seen quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers hurdle defenders but it’s a pretty rare thing to see a tight end get that kind of height on a play. Naturally, the college football world lost its mind over the awesome touchdown pass and the big guy’s big moves.

Tennessee was able to recover and is taking a 21-17 lead into halftime, but we’ll have to wait and see what other tricks Gavin and the rest of the Pitt offense have up their sleeves in the second half.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.