Joe Moore (1st year)
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| Jackie Sherrill (5th year)|Dan Marino, Fourth in Heisman Trophy voting
1981 Pittsburgh Panthers football team Wikipedia
The 1981 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. Despite having one loss, the Panthers were selected as national champions by the National Championship Foundation and Montgomery Full Season Championship, although a national championship is not claimed by the school for this year nor are they popularly recognized that season's national champions.