Each day we will take a look at one or two of the players with a little background information on them.
Rutgers offensive lineman Tariq Cole.
Today, it is Pitt linebacker James Folston Jr.
Pittsburgh linebacker JAMES FOLSTON JR. (6-3, 240) played in 43 games at defensive end and recorded 47 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks during his Panthers career. His father, James Folston, played seven seasons in the NFL at linebacker, including his final two seasons (1999-2000) with the Cardinals and appeared in 19 games (three starts). As a senior 2018, Folston Jr. played in all 14 games and totaled 15 tackles.
While Folston was not a starter for the majority of his time at Pitt, the native of Cocoa, Florida, came up with 47 tackles, 3.5 tackles for losses and 1.5 sacks. He also came up with big plays on occasion, as he blocked a punt in Pitt’s 28-21 win over Youngstown State in September 2017. That was then recovered and returned 66 yards by Pitt safety Jazzee Stocker.