Dickerson is the first Pitt tight end to earn All-America honors since Mike Ditka in 1960.
This is the third time in the past four years a Pitt player has been selected to the FWAA All-America team. Current NFL linebackers H.B. Blades (2006) and Scott McKillop (2008) were previously honored by the organization.
The senior had an outstanding season after three years of struggling to find a niche on the team. He caught 45 passes for 508 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 10 TDs are a single-season record for a Pitt tight end.
Unfortunately for the Panthers, he virtually disappeared in the final two regular-season games, both losses. Dickerson had only two catches for 12 yards in the loss at West Virginia and did not have a single reception in the season finale against Cincinnati.