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Dennis Pitta
TE #88
Height:
6-4
Weight:
245
Age:
30
College:
Brigham Young
Hometown:
Moorpark, CA
Experience:
6
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 138 1,369 9.9 61 11 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio UpdateTRANSACTIONS

Dennis Pitta re-signed (five-year contract) with the Ravens on 3/5/14...Was originally selected by Baltimore in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER
• Enters 2015 with 138 receptions for 1,369 yards and 11 TDs
• 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)

2014: (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
• Started and posted 3 receptions for 12 yards before leaving the game with a hip injury in the 23-21 victory in game 3 at Cle. (9/21)
• Started and netted 3 receptions for 30 yards in the 26-6 victory in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/11)
• Started and led the team with a career-high 10 receptions for 83 yards (second-highest total of his career) as part of an offense that produced 423 total yards in the season opener vs. Cin. (9/7)

2013: (4/1) Saw action in the final four games (one start) and recorded 20 receptions for 169 yards and 1 TD after missing 12 games due to a hip injury suffered in training camp...Was placed on Injured Reserve - Designated for Return (hip) - on 9/3 and was activated to the 53-man roster on 12/7
• Started and led the team with a career-high-tying 8 receptions for 63 yards in game 16 at Cin. (12/29)
• Subbed and caught 2 receptions for 24 yards in the 18-16 victory in game 14 at Det. (12/16)
• Played in his first game of 2013 after missing the first 12 games of the season (hip) and finished second on the team with 6 receptions for 48 yards and 1 TD in the 29-26 win in game 13 vs. Min. (12/8)...Pitta’s 1-yard TD catch on fourth down with 2:05 remaining in the game gave the Ravens a 15-12 lead...On Baltimore’s final offensive drive, Pitta made an 18-yard reception, advancing the ball to Minnesota’s 9 with 10 seconds left in the game...On the next play, QB Joe Flacco connected with WR Marlon Brown for the game-winning TD.

2012: (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 5,640 total yards, third most in franchise history (5,838 in 2014 and 5,723 in 1996) and a then-franchise-record 398 points
• Started and established career highs in receiving yards (125), long reception (61) and TDs (2) in game 14 vs. Den. (12/16)...Pitta’s 61-yard TD reception marked the Ravens’ second-longest play from scrimmage for the season, while his 7 scores tied Todd Heap (2005) for the most receiving TDs by a Ravens’ TE in a season
• Led the team in receptions (5) and receiving yards (67, tied with Torrey Smith) in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)...Also pulled in a TD catch, tying his single-season high of 3 from 2011
• Started and led the team with a career-high 8 receptions for 65 yards in game 2 at Phi. (9/16)
• Recorded playoff career highs in receptions (14 - second on team), receiving yards (163) and TDs (3 - second on team), helping 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

2011: (16/2, 2/1) Posted 40 receptions for 405 yards and tied for third on the team with 3 TDs
• Led the team with 6 receptions for 62 yards and a TD in the 24-16 victory in the season finale 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 in game 11 vs. SF (11/24)Produced 6 receptions for 46 yards in the 30-27 victory in game 7 vs. Ari. (10/30)
• Started his first-career game and pulled in 2 receptions for 24 yards in game 2 at Ten. (9/18)
• Saw action in both playoff games (one start) 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 his first-career postseason TD in the AFC Championship at NE (1/22/12)

2010: (11/0, 0/0) Recorded 1 reception for 1 yard and a special teams tackle
• Recorded his first-career special teams tackle before leaving the game with a concussion in the 20-10 victory in game 15 at Cle. (12/26)
• Pulled in his first-career reception in game 2 at Cin. (9/19)
• Saw action in his first-career game, but did not record a reception in the season opener at NYJ (9/13)
• Was a game-day inactive in the Divisional Playoff at Pit. (1/15/11) and the 30-7 victory in the Wild Card Playoff at KC (1/9/11)

College: Started 34 of his 50 career games, recording 221 receptions for 2,901 yards and 21 TDs...A team captain, he was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top TE as a senior in 2009...Earned first-team All-America accolades from the American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation and Pro Football Weekly, adding second-team honors from the Associated Press, The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated...Received the Elite TE Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards, becoming the first non-BCS winner since 2001...Was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference and Academic All-MWC choice...Led the team in receptions for the second time in his career with 62 (third among all TEs in the nation) for 829 yards (13.4 ypc) and 8 TDs...Pitta finished his collegiate career having caught at least one pass in 43-consecutive games dating back to 10/23/04, before his LDS mission...Third-team All-America selection by Rivals.com as a junior (2008)...Candidate for the Lombardi and Biletnikoff Awards, while also a John Mackey Award semifinalist...Also earned first-team All-MWC honors and was an Academic All-MWC pick...Recorded a career-high 83 receptions, a Cougars’ single-season record at his position...Became just the second TE at BYU to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season with 1,083, which was also the eighth-best overall season total in school history, ranking third on the Cougars’ TE yearly record book...Totaled 213 receiving yards vs. Northern Iowa, making him only the second BYU TE to ever gain over 200 yards receiving in a single game...Came back strong after completing his Mormon mission, earning first-team All-MWC and Academic All-MWC honors as a sophomore in 2007...Led the Cougars and all MWC TEs with 59 receptions, though he only started five games…Recorded 813 yards (13.8 ypc) and 5 TDs...Served on an LDS church mission to the Dominican Republic (2005-06)...Joined the BYU football team as a greyshirt walk-on in 2003.

High School, Personal: Lettered three times in track, twice in football and once in basketball at Moorpark (CA) HS...Played WR and CB, leading the Musketeers to the CIF state semi finals...Named first-team All-County, All-League and All-Area his senior season, when he recorded 64 receptions for 1,150 yards and 13 TDs...Four-time scholar-athlete who was also named a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete...An Eagle Scout, Pitta graduated from BYU with a degree in business education...His father, Dennis, was a MLB at California from 1968-69...Dennis and his wife, Mataya, have a son, Decker (2) and newborn twin girls.

Community: For the second-consecutive year, Pitta served as a host for the annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake...As part of the NFL’s “Salute to Service” Military Appreciation Initiative, joined teammates in hosting a karaoke party for local Baltimore veterans (Nov. 2011)...Taught youth football players the fundamentals of football at the NEXT Level Football Camp at Provo High School (UT)...In 2012, led football drills for more than 150 kids at Coca-Cola’s youth fitness event Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling, an initiative designed to educate youth the importance of healthy living...Also awarded Player of the Year (2012) by the Tri-State Ravens Nest 12 for his success on and off the field...Represented the Ravens at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a new Park Heights community recreational field (Nov. 2013)...Supported Ravens’ community initiatives by attending the team’s annual women’s event, A Purple Evening and the Ravens Draft Party at M&T Bank Stadium...Also participated in teammates’ charitable events, including Vonta Leach’s Celebrity Billiards Tournament benefitting breast cancer research, Torrey Smith’s Turkey Bowl at Baltimore’s Ronald McDonald House and Haloti Ngata’s Family Foundation Luau.

Download 2011 Bio UpdateTRANSACTIONS

Dennis Pitta re-signed (five-year contract) with the Ravens on 3/5/14...Was originally selected by Baltimore in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER
• Enters 2015 with 138 receptions for 1,369 yards and 11 TDs
• 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)

2014: (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
• Started and posted 3 receptions for 12 yards before leaving the game with a hip injury in the 23-21 victory in game 3 at Cle. (9/21)
• Started and netted 3 receptions for 30 yards in the 26-6 victory in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/11)
• Started and led the team with a career-high 10 receptions for 83 yards (second-highest total of his career) as part of an offense that produced 423 total yards in the season opener vs. Cin. (9/7)

2013: (4/1) Saw action in the final four games (one start) and recorded 20 receptions for 169 yards and 1 TD after missing 12 games due to a hip injury suffered in training camp...Was placed on Injured Reserve - Designated for Return (hip) - on 9/3 and was activated to the 53-man roster on 12/7
• Started and led the team with a career-high-tying 8 receptions for 63 yards in game 16 at Cin. (12/29)
• Subbed and caught 2 receptions for 24 yards in the 18-16 victory in game 14 at Det. (12/16)
• Played in his first game of 2013 after missing the first 12 games of the season (hip) and finished second on the team with 6 receptions for 48 yards and 1 TD in the 29-26 win in game 13 vs. Min. (12/8)...Pitta’s 1-yard TD catch on fourth down with 2:05 remaining in the game gave the Ravens a 15-12 lead...On Baltimore’s final offensive drive, Pitta made an 18-yard reception, advancing the ball to Minnesota’s 9 with 10 seconds left in the game...On the next play, QB Joe Flacco connected with WR Marlon Brown for the game-winning TD.

2012: (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 5,640 total yards, third most in franchise history (5,838 in 2014 and 5,723 in 1996) and a then-franchise-record 398 points
• Started and established career highs in receiving yards (125), long reception (61) and TDs (2) in game 14 vs. Den. (12/16)...Pitta’s 61-yard TD reception marked the Ravens’ second-longest play from scrimmage for the season, while his 7 scores tied Todd Heap (2005) for the most receiving TDs by a Ravens’ TE in a season
• Led the team in receptions (5) and receiving yards (67, tied with Torrey Smith) in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)...Also pulled in a TD catch, tying his single-season high of 3 from 2011
• Started and led the team with a career-high 8 receptions for 65 yards in game 2 at Phi. (9/16)
• Recorded playoff career highs in receptions (14 - second on team), receiving yards (163) and TDs (3 - second on team), helping 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

2011: (16/2, 2/1) Posted 40 receptions for 405 yards and tied for third on the team with 3 TDs
• Led the team with 6 receptions for 62 yards and a TD in the 24-16 victory in the season finale 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 in game 11 vs. SF (11/24)Produced 6 receptions for 46 yards in the 30-27 victory in game 7 vs. Ari. (10/30)
• Started his first-career game and pulled in 2 receptions for 24 yards in game 2 at Ten. (9/18)
• Saw action in both playoff games (one start) 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 his first-career postseason TD in the AFC Championship at NE (1/22/12)

2010: (11/0, 0/0) Recorded 1 reception for 1 yard and a special teams tackle
• Recorded his first-career special teams tackle before leaving the game with a concussion in the 20-10 victory in game 15 at Cle. (12/26)
• Pulled in his first-career reception in game 2 at Cin. (9/19)
• Saw action in his first-career game, but did not record a reception in the season opener at NYJ (9/13)
• Was a game-day inactive in the Divisional Playoff at Pit. (1/15/11) and the 30-7 victory in the Wild Card Playoff at KC (1/9/11)

College: Started 34 of his 50 career games, recording 221 receptions for 2,901 yards and 21 TDs...A team captain, he was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top TE as a senior in 2009...Earned first-team All-America accolades from the American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation and Pro Football Weekly, adding second-team honors from the Associated Press, The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated...Received the Elite TE Trophy from the College Football Performance Awards, becoming the first non-BCS winner since 2001...Was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference and Academic All-MWC choice...Led the team in receptions for the second time in his career with 62 (third among all TEs in the nation) for 829 yards (13.4 ypc) and 8 TDs...Pitta finished his collegiate career having caught at least one pass in 43-consecutive games dating back to 10/23/04, before his LDS mission...Third-team All-America selection by Rivals.com as a junior (2008)...Candidate for the Lombardi and Biletnikoff Awards, while also a John Mackey Award semifinalist...Also earned first-team All-MWC honors and was an Academic All-MWC pick...Recorded a career-high 83 receptions, a Cougars’ single-season record at his position...Became just the second TE at BYU to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season with 1,083, which was also the eighth-best overall season total in school history, ranking third on the Cougars’ TE yearly record book...Totaled 213 receiving yards vs. Northern Iowa, making him only the second BYU TE to ever gain over 200 yards receiving in a single game...Came back strong after completing his Mormon mission, earning first-team All-MWC and Academic All-MWC honors as a sophomore in 2007...Led the Cougars and all MWC TEs with 59 receptions, though he only started five games…Recorded 813 yards (13.8 ypc) and 5 TDs...Served on an LDS church mission to the Dominican Republic (2005-06)...Joined the BYU football team as a greyshirt walk-on in 2003.

High School, Personal: Lettered three times in track, twice in football and once in basketball at Moorpark (CA) HS...Played WR and CB, leading the Musketeers to the CIF state semi finals...Named first-team All-County, All-League and All-Area his senior season, when he recorded 64 receptions for 1,150 yards and 13 TDs...Four-time scholar-athlete who was also named a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete...An Eagle Scout, Pitta graduated from BYU with a degree in business education...His father, Dennis, was a MLB at California from 1968-69...Dennis and his wife, Mataya, have a son, Decker (2) and newborn twin girls.

Community: For the second-consecutive year, Pitta served as a host for the annual Goodwill Gridiron Halloween Party, a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake...As part of the NFL’s “Salute to Service” Military Appreciation Initiative, joined teammates in hosting a karaoke party for local Baltimore veterans (Nov. 2011)...Taught youth football players the fundamentals of football at the NEXT Level Football Camp at Provo High School (UT)...In 2012, led football drills for more than 150 kids at Coca-Cola’s youth fitness event Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling, an initiative designed to educate youth the importance of healthy living...Also awarded Player of the Year (2012) by the Tri-State Ravens Nest 12 for his success on and off the field...Represented the Ravens at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for a new Park Heights community recreational field (Nov. 2013)...Supported Ravens’ community initiatives by attending the team’s annual women’s event, A Purple Evening and the Ravens Draft Party at M&T Bank Stadium...Also participated in teammates’ charitable events, including Vonta Leach’s Celebrity Billiards Tournament benefitting breast cancer research, Torrey Smith’s Turkey Bowl at Baltimore’s Ronald McDonald House and Haloti Ngata’s Family Foundation Luau.

 

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