By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- The Pitt Panthers depth on defense took a hit today with the announcement of an ineligible player.

Sophomore outside linebacker Bryan Murphy has been declared academically ineligible for the 2011 season.

Murphy is expected to take a redshirt this year. He played in six games last season as a reserve defensive end and was expected to back up starter Brandon Lindsey.

Murphy was a highly ranked 4-star recruit from Don Bosco Prep.

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