Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead was named to the Football Writers Association of America's Freshman All-American team Monday.
Whitehead, the ACC's rookie of the year, has been named to no less than six freshman All-American teams — including Sporting News, USA Today and ESPN — for his debut season at Pitt.
Whitehead led Pitt with 109 tackles this season, the most in school history by a true freshman. He also played part-time on offense in the second half of the season, rushing 12 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
He capped his year off with a 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown Dec. 28 in Pitt's 44-28 loss to Navy in the Military Bowl.
In addition to Whitehead's honor, the FWAA also named Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi as a finalist for "First Year coach of the Year." The award went to Houston's Tom Herman, and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh was the other finalist.
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