84 Days Until The College Football Season Kicks Off
Sticking with tight ends.
Yesterday for day 85, I covered a former Tar Heel tight end that was drafted 10th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Today for day 84 we stay with tight ends and I’ll be covering a guy that dominated at Florida for the Gators.
Coming out of Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, PA, Kyle Pitts was a 4 star recruit that was the number five ranked recruit in Pennsylvania in the class of 2018. He held offers from various power five schools including Alabama, Penn State, and Oklahoma, but accepted a scholarship offer from Florida.
As a freshman in 2018, Pitts served as the Gators backup tight end seeing time in 11 games where he caught 3 passes for 73 yards and 1 touchdown. The following season, Pitts assumed the role as the starting tight end. He reeled in 53 passes for 649 yards and 5 touchdowns; he was also named to the All SEC team.
In his third and final season in the swamp, Pitts dominated; he tallied 43 catches for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns through only 8 games. He made his second All SEC team, was a Unanimous All American, and won the John Mackey Award.
Pitts would forgo his senior season and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft where the Falcons would draft him 4th overall. In his rookie season with Atlanta, the 6’6 pass catcher was named to the PWFA All Rookie team and made the 2021 Pro Bowl. Tomorrow for day 83, I’ll be covering a wideout that balled out at Notre Dame.