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Personality Test: Pat Bostick

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Pat Bostick
University of Pittsburgh
Pat Bostick talks with Bill Hillgrove about the Pitt Panthers.
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Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick against Navy at Heinz Field in October 2007.
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Former Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick, who was under center for some of the Panthers’ most stirring victories in recent years, joins Bill Hillgrove in the booth to form Pitt’s radio duo for football game broadcasts.

In addition to his gameday work, Bostick is a frequent guest and contributor on Pitt’s flagship radio station, 93.7 The Fan (KDKA FM). A three-year letterman for Pitt (2007-08, 2010), he quarterbacked the Panthers to memorable victories, such as their 13-9 upset of West Virginia in 2007 and 36-33 quadruple-overtime win at Notre Dame in 2008.

Bostick is an honors graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and serves as the director of development for the Panther Club, the official fundraising arm of Pitt Athletics. He lives in Mt. Lebanon with his wife of two years, Samantha.

The star who would play me in the movie version of my life:

Woody Harrelson. He’s a great actor and a funny-looking guy.

My childhood hero:

My dad. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been trying to be like him. I still am today.

Superpower I wish I had in real life:

Time travel — I’ve always been interested in history.

I can’t live without my iPod, cellphone, DVR or laptop:

My cellphone

Piece of memorabilia from my childhood I wish I still had:

I wish I still had my Dan Marino Miami Dolphins jersey.

My favorite reality show:

“Pawn Stars”

App I wish I could invent:

Face identifier. Sometimes I struggle with remembering names.

Best mistake I’ve ever made:

Forgetting that I already had a date to homecoming when I asked my future wife if she’d go with me freshman year of high school. We’ve been together 11 years since that day.

Something I would do over if I could:

I’d go back to my sophomore year of high school and keep playing basketball instead of giving it up to focus solely on football.

Favorite lunchtime spot:

Cupka’s Cafe II on the South Side

Favorite brunch food:


Top thing on my bucket list:

Attend the Masters golf tournament

In five years, I’d like to:

Be a father

My favorite thing about Pittsburgh:

The Pride

My quirkiest inherited trait:

I can’t sleep in.

Pick one:

A. Go-Gos

B. Goo Goo Dolls

C. Lady Gaga

D. Yo Gabba Gabba

Yo Gabba Gabba — it sounds the coolest.

My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:

Peanut butter and jelly

One word my mother would use to describe me:


Exercise I hate most:


The first band I saw in concert:

Brad Paisley (First Niagara Pavilion, 2009)

The best concert I’ve ever seen:

Eric Church and Kenny Chesney (Heinz Field, 2013)

The last book I read:

“How to be the Ultimate Teammate” by Pat Williams

My most embarrassing junk food:

Cereal with a scoop of peanut butter

My favorite Pittsburgh pizza:


Pick one:

A. Pirates

B. Penguins

C. Steelers

D. Other

E. I hate sports

The Pirates — It’s been fun watching them turn things around the past few years.

My favorite Pittsburgh athlete:

Gerrit Cole — love his intensity on the mound.

Three people I’d love to have dinner with:

Vince Lombardi, Beano Cook and Myron Cope

TV marathon I could watch all day:

“The Office” — Dwight rules.

Saturday mornings, you’ll find me:

On the couch with a cup of coffee

Best new gadget I’ve tried recently:

My GPS watch

The person I’m most often mistaken for:

My brother

My childhood nickname:

Patty B

The most famous person I ever became friends with:

LeSean “Shady” McCoy

The movie that always makes me cry:


My most treasured fashion accessory:

My watches

If I could live my life as someone else, it would be:

Jim Nantz. He has the life.

Life would be better without:


Movie I could watch every time it appears on cable:

“Dumb and Dumber”

If I could tour with any two bands, they would be:

The Rolling Stones and the Allman Brothers Band

What you’ll always find in my glove compartment:

Loose change

People would be surprised to know that I:

Played soccer before I started playing football

Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark:

Cathedral of Learning

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