Pitt landed a one-and-done transfer on Thursday who has the potential to be an instant impact player for Pat Narduzzi on defense.

Former Duquesne linebacker Todd Hill announced on his social media page that he’s headed home to play for the Panthers. After 4 seasons with the Dukes, Hill has 1 year of eligibility remaining. He played his high school ball at Homestead (Pa.) Steel Valley.

Hill was a first-team All-NEC selection last fall for the Dukes after recording 61 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. His 22 stops behind the line of scrimmage were tied for the most by any player in the FCS.

From a havoc standpoint, it was a breakout campaign for Hill. He had 4 career sacks heading into the 2023 campaign. Still, he was a productive player in the 2 seasons prior, earning second-team All-NEC nods in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

He entered the transfer portal back in March, leaving Duquesne with 144 career tackles, 34 TFLs, and 15.5 sacks.

Hill was listed at 5-foot-10, 240 pounds on the Duquesne roster. His penchant for making plays in the backfield will provide some versatility for the Panthers in 2023.