Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison: A Look Back at the Pitt Running Back Tandem

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Today, we’re going to take a look at the Past, Present, and Future of recently departed Pitt Running Backs Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison

After historic senior years, Pitt Running Backs Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall’s college careers are now over. What did the duo do this past year to consider their final campaigns historic? They only rushed for 1,213 and 1,144 yards respectively, becoming the first pair of Pitt teammates to rush for over 1,000 yards in the same season. Additionally, it wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that this year’s team would have been in trouble without these two guys having such great seasons. With former Offensive Coordinator Shawn Watson’s awful play-calling and aversion to a modern passing attack, it’s extremely unlikely that Pitt would have won the Coastal division and earned a Sun Bowl bid without the stellar play of the two seniors (not to mention the blocking work done by the Offensive Line and Fullback George Aston).They were recognized as All-ACC selections after the season for their exploits, with Ollison being selected to the 2nd team and Hall the 3rd team. Both players undeniably had a successful final season with the Panthers after both had a up-and-down times at Pitt. Now that their college careers are over, it’s time to take a look back at their time with the Panthers, begin determining their place in the pantheon of the school’s great Running Backs, and looking at what may be next for the two.

Qadree Ollison

Qadree Ollison came to Pitt in the Class of 2014, the final group brought in by former Head Coach