By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Freshman quarterback Trey Anderson made such an impression on Todd Graham that he was awarded with a scholarship

Anderson (6-0, 180 lbs.) arrived at training camp as a walk-on and has moved his way up to back-up quarterback.

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When describing Anderson, Graham says “Trey is a little operator; he does a great job operating, very accurate with his intermediate passing game and can throw the ball as well.”

Anderson’s rise to back up quarterback might have been the biggest surprise of the Panthers training camp. It was assumed that after Anthony Gonzalez was suspended that 4-star quarterback Mark Myers would get the #2 job.

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Anderson benefited from the fact that he was familiar Graham’s offense after having ran a similar one in high school.

At Pearland (Tex.), Anderson threw for 2,898 yards and 25 touchdowns and led his team to an undefeated season and a state title.

It will be interesting to see if Myers decides to stick with the Panther football program. There’s talk that he’s considering transferring.

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With Anderson a scholarship player, Pitt now has 82 players on scholarship heading into the season opener against Buffalo on Saturday. The NCAA limit is 85.