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A New Beginning

John Malecki celebrates with LeSean McCoy

At 6-foot-3, 275 pounds, John Malecki was a quick, solid, backup defensive tackle the past two seasons for the Pitt football team.

After an ingenious position switch in the spring, John Malecki has a chance to be a spectacular offensive lineman at Pittsburgh. A junior, Malecki secured the starting right guard spot in training camp this year and is a big reason that the Panthers running game is firing on all cylinders right now. No. 17 Pitt (5-1 overall, 2-0 in the Big East) plays host to Rutgers (2-5, 1-2) Saturday at 3:30 p... Recommended Stories

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