It was a dream come true to play for the University of Pittsburgh. My experience as a Panther is something that influences my life every day and I want to pay that forward. I believe in what Coach Narduzzi is building at Pitt and this was an opportunity for me to make a difference for our current and future players. Pitt will always be my school and I’m honored to be able to support the Blue and Gold.
These are the sentiments shared by Los Angeles Rams’ defensive tackle Aaron Donald, shortly after making a seven-figure financial commitment to his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, the school announced on Friday.
The 27 year old Pennsylvania native, who inked a $135M contract with the Rams last offseason, is showing his appreciation to the program, and has now become the youngest person to ever make a seven-figure donation. It also marks the largest donation made by a Pitt football letterman.
To show their appreciation for Donald’s donation, the school is renaming the ground floor of Pitt’s Duratz Athletic Complex to the “Aaron Donald Football Performance Center,” which includes the locker room, training room, and weight room — where the five-time Pro Bowl DT spends much of his offseason.