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Dennis Pitta
TE #88
Height:
6-4
Weight:
238
Age:
31
College:
Brigham Young University
Hometown:
Moorpark, CA
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
86
YDS
729
AVG
8.5
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 224 2,098 9.4 61 13 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2016 BAL 16 12 86 729 8.5 30 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 BAL 3 3 16 125 7.8 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 BAL 4 1 20 169 8.4 18 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 16 5 61 669 11 61T 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 2 40 405 10.1 39 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BAL 11 0 1 1 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 BUF W 13-7 3 39 13 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @CLE W 25-20 9 102 11.3 30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @JAX W 19-17 6 42 7 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 OAK L 27-28 3 17 5.7 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 WAS L 10-16 7 59 8.4 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @NYG L 23-27 6 36 6 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @NYJ L 16-24 4 40 10 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 PIT W 21-14 2 14 7 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CLE W 28-7 6 26 4.3 13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @DAL L 17-27 3 30 10 18 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 CIN W 19-14 3 34 11.3 18 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 MIA W 38-6 9 90 10 25 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
14 @NE L 23-30 4 18 4.5 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 PHI W 27-26 2 16 8 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @PIT L 27-31 8 75 9.4 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @CIN L 10-27 11 91 8.3 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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— Key Transactions —

  • Placed on PUP (hip) on 9/1/15
  • Re-signed with Baltimore on 2/28/14
  • Re-signed with the Ravens on 5/13/13
  • Originally selected by Baltimore in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

— Honors —

  • Earned the team’s Ed Block Courage Award in 2015 while rehabbing his second season-ending hip injury

— Career Highlights —

  • His 7 TDs in 2012 tied Todd Heap (2005) for most by a Ravens’ tight end in a single season
  • Posted a career-high 2 TD receptions, including a career-long 61-yarder, while gaining a career-high 125 yards (on 7 receptions) vs. Den. (12/16/12)
  • Caught a career-high 10 receptions vs. Cin. (9/7/14)
  • Caught his first-career TD vs. SF (11/24/11)
  • Started his first-career game at Ten. (9/18/11)
  • Grabbed his first-career reception at Cin. (9/19/10)

— Personal —

  • He and wife, Mataya, have a son, Decker (3), and twin girls, Skylar and Blakely (1)
  • Served on an LDS church mission to the Dominican Republic (2005-06)
  • Earned Eagle Scout status when he was younger
  • Father, Dennis, played LB at California from 1968-69

— Season Recaps —

2015: (Baltimore Ravens – 0/0, PUP List)

  • Missed the entire season while on the PUP list (hip), rehabbing an injury sustained at Cle. (9/21/14)
  • 2014: (Baltimore Ravens – 3/3, 0/0)
  • Recorded 16 receptions for 125 yards before being injured in the third game of the season and being placed on Injured Reserve (hip) on 9/23
  • Posted 3 receptions for 12 yards before leaving the game with a hip injury in the 23-21 victory at Cle. (9/21)
  • Netted 3 catches for 30 yards in the 26-6 win vs. Pit. (9/11)
  • Led the team with a career-high 10 receptions for 83 yards (second-highest total of his career) vs. Cin. (9/7)

2013: (Baltimore Ravens – 4/1)

  • Saw action in the season’s final four games and recorded 20 receptions for 169 yards and 1 TD after missing 12 games due to a hip injury suffered in training camp
  • Placed on Injured Reserve - Designated for Return (hip) on 9/3 and then activated to the 53-man roster on 12/7
  • Started and led the team with a career-high-tying 8 receptions for 63 yards at Cin. (12/29)
  • Caught 2 passes for 24 yards in the 18-16 win at Det. (12/16)
  • Played in his first game of 2013 after missing the first 12 games (hip), finishing with 6 receptions for 48 yards and 1 TD in the 29-26 win vs. Min. (12/8)...Pitta’s 1-yard TD catch on fourth down with 2:05 remaining gave the Ravens a 15-12 lead...Made an 18-yard catch at Minnesota’s 9 with 10 seconds left on Baltimore’s final drive, leading to a game-winning TD pass from QB Joe Flacco to WR Marlon Brown

2012: (Baltimore Ravens – 16/5, 4/2)

  • Tied for second on the team (RB Ray Rice) with a career-high 61 receptions for 669 yards (11.0 avg.) and a career-high 7 TDs (second on team), which tied a franchise record for TD receptions by a TE (Todd Heap, 2005)
  • Helped the Ravens produce the third-most total yards (5,640) and second-most points (398) in team history
  • Recorded playoff career highs in catches (14 - second on team), receiving yards (163) and TDs (3 - second on team)
  • Helped the Ravens average 410.3 yards per game in four postseason contests, including 4 receptions for 26 yards and 1 TD in Super Bowl XLVII vs. SF
  • Started and established career highs in receiving yards (125), long reception (61) and TDs (2) vs. Den. (12/16)...Pitta’s 61-yard TD reception marked the Ravens’ second-longest play from scrimmage of the season
  • Led the team in receptions (5) and receiving yards (67, tied with Torrey Smith) vs. Oak. (11/11)...Also pulled in a TD catch, tying his previous single-season high (3 in 2011)

2011: (Baltimore Ravens – 16/2, 2/1)

  • Posted 40 receptions for 405 yards and tied for third on the team with 3 receiving TDs
  • Saw action in both playoff games and finished second on the team with 7 catches for 70 yards and 1 TD
  • Started his first-career postseason game and finished second on the team with 5 receptions for 41 yards and 1 TD in the AFC Championship at NE (1/22/12)
  • Led the team with 6 receptions for 62 yards and a TD in the 24-16 victory at Cin. (1/1/12)...Ravens swept the AFC North division and earned the team’s first division title since 2006
  • Netted 2 receptions, including his first-career TD, in the 16-6 victory vs. SF (11/24)
  • Started his first-career game and pulled in 2 receptions for 24 yards in game 2 at Ten. (9/18)

2010: (Baltimore Ravens – 11/0, 0/0)

  • Posted 1 reception (1 yard) and 1 special teams tackle
  • Recorded his first-career ST tackle before leaving the game with a concussion in the 20-10 victory at Cle. (12/26)
  • Pulled in his first-career reception (1 yard) at Cin. (9/19)

— College —

  • Played in 50 games (34 starts) at Brigham Young, totaling 221 catches for 2,901 yards and 21 TDs...Was a two-time All-American honoree (2008-09), three-time first-team All-Mountain West recipient (2007-09) and John Mackey Award finalist (2009)
  • Finished his collegiate career having caught at least one pass in 43-consecutive games...Joined the BYU football team as a greyshirt walk-on in 2003
  • Earned first-team (the American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation and Pro Football Weekly) and second-team (Associated Press, The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated) All-American recognition and was named a JohnMackey Award (nation’s top TE) finalist as a senior in 2009...Also received the Elite TE Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards and first-team All-Mountain West accolades after recording a team-high 62 receptions for 829 yards (13.4 ypc) and 8 TDs
  • Graduated with a degree in business education

— High School —

  • Prepped at Moorpark (CA) HS, where he played WR and CB, leading the Musketeers to the CIF state semifinals
  • Named first-team All-County, All-League and All-Area as a senior, recording 64 receptions for 1,150 yards and 13 TDs
  • Lettered three times in track, twice in football and once in basketball

— Pitta’s Community Impact —

  • Served as a host, for the third-consecutive year, at the annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting Goodwill industries of the Chesapeake (2013-15)
  • Participated in activities at Mars Estates Elementary to honor the 2015 Touchdown for Teachers Program
  • Participated in the CSN Amputee Warrior Softball Classic (2015)
  • Led football drills for more than 150 youth at Coca-Cola’s youth fitness event Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling, an initiative designed to educate youth about the importance of healthy living (2012)
  • Awarded Player of the Year by the Tri-State Ravens Nest 12 for his success on and off the field (2012)
  • As part of the NFL’s Salute to Service Military Appreciation initiative, joined teammates in hosting a karaoke party for local Baltimore veterans (2011)
  • Taught youth players the fundamentals of football at the NEXT Level Football Camp at Provo (UT) HS (2011)

Download Bio Update

— Key Transactions —

  • Placed on PUP (hip) on 9/1/15
  • Re-signed with Baltimore on 2/28/14
  • Re-signed with the Ravens on 5/13/13
  • Originally selected by Baltimore in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

— Honors —

  • Earned the team’s Ed Block Courage Award in 2015 while rehabbing his second season-ending hip injury

— Career Highlights —

  • His 7 TDs in 2012 tied Todd Heap (2005) for most by a Ravens’ tight end in a single season
  • Posted a career-high 2 TD receptions, including a career-long 61-yarder, while gaining a career-high 125 yards (on 7 receptions) vs. Den. (12/16/12)
  • Caught a career-high 10 receptions vs. Cin. (9/7/14)
  • Caught his first-career TD vs. SF (11/24/11)
  • Started his first-career game at Ten. (9/18/11)
  • Grabbed his first-career reception at Cin. (9/19/10)

— Personal —

  • He and wife, Mataya, have a son, Decker (3), and twin girls, Skylar and Blakely (1)
  • Served on an LDS church mission to the Dominican Republic (2005-06)
  • Earned Eagle Scout status when he was younger
  • Father, Dennis, played LB at California from 1968-69

— Season Recaps —

2015: (Baltimore Ravens – 0/0, PUP List)

  • Missed the entire season while on the PUP list (hip), rehabbing an injury sustained at Cle. (9/21/14)
  • 2014: (Baltimore Ravens – 3/3, 0/0)
  • Recorded 16 receptions for 125 yards before being injured in the third game of the season and being placed on Injured Reserve (hip) on 9/23
  • Posted 3 receptions for 12 yards before leaving the game with a hip injury in the 23-21 victory at Cle. (9/21)
  • Netted 3 catches for 30 yards in the 26-6 win vs. Pit. (9/11)
  • Led the team with a career-high 10 receptions for 83 yards (second-highest total of his career) vs. Cin. (9/7)

2013: (Baltimore Ravens – 4/1)

  • Saw action in the season’s final four games and recorded 20 receptions for 169 yards and 1 TD after missing 12 games due to a hip injury suffered in training camp
  • Placed on Injured Reserve - Designated for Return (hip) on 9/3 and then activated to the 53-man roster on 12/7
  • Started and led the team with a career-high-tying 8 receptions for 63 yards at Cin. (12/29)
  • Caught 2 passes for 24 yards in the 18-16 win at Det. (12/16)
  • Played in his first game of 2013 after missing the first 12 games (hip), finishing with 6 receptions for 48 yards and 1 TD in the 29-26 win vs. Min. (12/8)...Pitta’s 1-yard TD catch on fourth down with 2:05 remaining gave the Ravens a 15-12 lead...Made an 18-yard catch at Minnesota’s 9 with 10 seconds left on Baltimore’s final drive, leading to a game-winning TD pass from QB Joe Flacco to WR Marlon Brown

2012: (Baltimore Ravens – 16/5, 4/2)

  • Tied for second on the team (RB Ray Rice) with a career-high 61 receptions for 669 yards (11.0 avg.) and a career-high 7 TDs (second on team), which tied a franchise record for TD receptions by a TE (Todd Heap, 2005)
  • Helped the Ravens produce the third-most total yards (5,640) and second-most points (398) in team history
  • Recorded playoff career highs in catches (14 - second on team), receiving yards (163) and TDs (3 - second on team)
  • Helped the Ravens average 410.3 yards per game in four postseason contests, including 4 receptions for 26 yards and 1 TD in Super Bowl XLVII vs. SF
  • Started and established career highs in receiving yards (125), long reception (61) and TDs (2) vs. Den. (12/16)...Pitta’s 61-yard TD reception marked the Ravens’ second-longest play from scrimmage of the season
  • Led the team in receptions (5) and receiving yards (67, tied with Torrey Smith) vs. Oak. (11/11)...Also pulled in a TD catch, tying his previous single-season high (3 in 2011)

2011: (Baltimore Ravens – 16/2, 2/1)

  • Posted 40 receptions for 405 yards and tied for third on the team with 3 receiving TDs
  • Saw action in both playoff games and finished second on the team with 7 catches for 70 yards and 1 TD
  • Started his first-career postseason game and finished second on the team with 5 receptions for 41 yards and 1 TD in the AFC Championship at NE (1/22/12)
  • Led the team with 6 receptions for 62 yards and a TD in the 24-16 victory at Cin. (1/1/12)...Ravens swept the AFC North division and earned the team’s first division title since 2006
  • Netted 2 receptions, including his first-career TD, in the 16-6 victory vs. SF (11/24)
  • Started his first-career game and pulled in 2 receptions for 24 yards in game 2 at Ten. (9/18)

2010: (Baltimore Ravens – 11/0, 0/0)

  • Posted 1 reception (1 yard) and 1 special teams tackle
  • Recorded his first-career ST tackle before leaving the game with a concussion in the 20-10 victory at Cle. (12/26)
  • Pulled in his first-career reception (1 yard) at Cin. (9/19)

— College —

  • Played in 50 games (34 starts) at Brigham Young, totaling 221 catches for 2,901 yards and 21 TDs...Was a two-time All-American honoree (2008-09), three-time first-team All-Mountain West recipient (2007-09) and John Mackey Award finalist (2009)
  • Finished his collegiate career having caught at least one pass in 43-consecutive games...Joined the BYU football team as a greyshirt walk-on in 2003
  • Earned first-team (the American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation and Pro Football Weekly) and second-team (Associated Press, The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated) All-American recognition and was named a JohnMackey Award (nation’s top TE) finalist as a senior in 2009...Also received the Elite TE Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards and first-team All-Mountain West accolades after recording a team-high 62 receptions for 829 yards (13.4 ypc) and 8 TDs
  • Graduated with a degree in business education

— High School —

  • Prepped at Moorpark (CA) HS, where he played WR and CB, leading the Musketeers to the CIF state semifinals
  • Named first-team All-County, All-League and All-Area as a senior, recording 64 receptions for 1,150 yards and 13 TDs
  • Lettered three times in track, twice in football and once in basketball

— Pitta’s Community Impact —

  • Served as a host, for the third-consecutive year, at the annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting Goodwill industries of the Chesapeake (2013-15)
  • Participated in activities at Mars Estates Elementary to honor the 2015 Touchdown for Teachers Program
  • Participated in the CSN Amputee Warrior Softball Classic (2015)
  • Led football drills for more than 150 youth at Coca-Cola’s youth fitness event Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling, an initiative designed to educate youth about the importance of healthy living (2012)
  • Awarded Player of the Year by the Tri-State Ravens Nest 12 for his success on and off the field (2012)
  • As part of the NFL’s Salute to Service Military Appreciation initiative, joined teammates in hosting a karaoke party for local Baltimore veterans (2011)
  • Taught youth players the fundamentals of football at the NEXT Level Football Camp at Provo (UT) HS (2011)
 

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