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Pitt’s Aaron Donald Honored To Have Name Even Mentioned In Heisman Conversation

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller after this afternoon’s practice session to discuss his season and what it’s like having his name even mentioned amongst the candidates for the Heisman Trophy.

“I’m honored, I truly am honored,” Donald had to say when asked about his name being thrown out there for Heisman.  “I’m truly blessed to even be talked about with things like this.  I’m just gonna keep working and let my game speak for me.”

There hasn’t been a team yet that has found an answer to slowing down Donald, and he tells us it’s not from a lack of effort as he has faced more than just your typical double teams.

“I felt the triple team with the little chip on the running back,” Donald said.

Despite having to sometimes get through four defenders, Donald doesn’t see it as a negative.

“It’s a part of the game, it’s fun.  It’s also a sign of respect, so I like that a lot,” he said.

Donald also talked about the work he put in this off-season to take his game to another level and the motivational tactics his dad used on him at a younger age that still stick with him today.

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