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All Americans

Thirteen different Pitt players have received All-American honors 14 unique season. Pitt players have been named First Team† All-Americans 15 times, Second Team All-Americans seven times, and Third Team All-Americans six times. In addition, players have been named as Freshman All-Americans four times and Honorable Mention All-Americans six times. A Pitt player has achieved Consensus First Team All-American, as listed in the Official NCAA Records Book, on nine different occasions. Charley Hyatt and Sykes Reed, who together lead Pitt to an undefeated national championship season, were Pitt's first Consensus All-Americans in 1928. The other consensus first-team All-Americans include Don Smith, Claire Cribbs, Don Hennon, and DeJuan Blair. In addition, Don Hennon, Billy Knight and Jerome Lane received Consensus Second Team All-American status.

All-American Selections
First Team†
Year Name Selectors
1928 Charley Hyatt* Helms
1928 Sykes Reed* Helms
1929 Charley Hyatt* Helms
1930 Charley Hyatt* Helms
1933 Don Smith* Helms
1933 Claire Cribbs* Helms
1935 Claire Cribbs* Helms
1958 Don Hennon* AP, UPI,
USBWA, Helms
1959 Don Hennon UPI, Helms
1974 Billy Knight USBWA
1987 Charles Smith Wooden
1988 Charles Smith SH, Wooden
2003 Brandin Knight Wooden
2009 DeJuan Blair* AP, USBWA, TSN,
SI, Wooden, ESPN.com
2009 Sam Young Wooden
Second Team
Year Name Selectors
1958 Don Hennon NABC
1959 Don Hennon* AP, NABC
1974 Billy Knight* AP, NABC
1988 Jerome Lane* AP, USBWA
1988 Charles Smith NABC
2002 Brandin Knight TSN
2009 DeJuan Blair NABC
2009 Sam Young SI
Third Team
Year Name Selectors
1974 Billy Knight UPI
1987 Jerome Lane AP, UPI,
NABC
2002 Brandin Knight AP
2007 Aaron Gray AP, NABC
2009 Sam Young AP, TSN
2009 Levance Fields SI
Helms and Wooden select one team of 10 players. *Consensus status for that team. Ref:

Honorable Mention All-Americans

1979 Sam Clancy, AP
1988 Charles Smith, AP, UPI
2003 Brandin Knight, AP
2004 Carl Krauser, AP

2008 Sam Young, AP
2009 Levance Fields, AP
2011 Ashton Gibbs, AP
2011 Brad Wanamaker, AP

Freshman All-Americans

1978 Sam Clancy, Second Team
1985 Charles Smith, First Team
2004 Chris Taft, Second Team
2008 DeJuan Blair (consensus pick, but not for a particular team)

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