Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #5 TE, #79/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 3-4 2009 East-West Shrine Invite 2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rec: 83-1083-13-6; 1 Sol-2 TT; Suffered MCL sprain in November 2008 but played the next week against Utah. Named to the All-MWC First Team Third Team All-American by Rivals.com honorable mention All-American by College Football News and SportsIllustrated.com Rotary Lombardi Award and Biletnikoff Award candidate John Mackey Award semifinalist Academic All-MWC named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week following his performance against Northern Iowa (11 receptions for 213 yards) caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Max Hall with under two minutes remaining against UNLV to regain the lead and seal the victory for BYU named the MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and the John Mackey Tight End of the Week following following the CSU game (12 receptions, two TD) . 2007: 13 GP; 5 GS; Rec: 59-813-13.8-5; KR: 2-7-3.5-0; Earned 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection finished the season as the fifth ranked tight end nationally (second ranked sophomore), averaging 63 yards per game led all tight ends in the MWC (sixth overall) with 59 receptions on the season, averaged 4.5 per game. 2006: Served an LDS Church mission in the Dominican Republic. 2005: Served an LDS Church mission in the Dominican Republic. 2004: 11 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 17-176-10.4-2; Led all BYU tight ends in receptions, yards and touchdown receptions. 2003: Gray-shirted. Personal: BYU QB Max Hall is Pitta's brother-in-law an Eagle Scout father played middle linebacker for California from 1968-1969.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 4/114 -- Dennis Pitta, TE, 6-4, 245, BYU, This was the surprise pick, especially after the Ravens selected Dickson one round earlier. Pitta is another pass-catching tight end who has soft hands. Unlike Dickson, he isn't considered an explosive athlete. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/25/13 - TE Dennis Pitta (thigh) was limited, but is slated to start in the Super Bowl.
01/18/13 - TE Dennis Pitta has 10 catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns against the Patriots.
01/10/13 - TE Dennis Pitta has seven catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns in his only career game against Denver.
01/08/13 - TE Dennis Pitta caught two passes for 27 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown against the Colts.
12/17/12 - TE Dennis Pitta caught seven passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns.