|No. 32, 31, 28|
|Date of birth:August 14, 1975|
|Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana|
|College: Fresno State|
|NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 4 / Pick: 95|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Arizona Cardinals ( 1998– 2001)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|*Super Bowl champion (XXXVII)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Michael Pittman (born August 14, 1975) is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.
Pittman also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos in the National Football League, and the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. Pittman also has 3 sons and 2 daughters
Pittman attended Mira Mesa Senior High School San Diego, California, and graduated in 1993. He was a first team All-Eastern League honoree. He played with older brother Wayne Pittman.
Pittman is an alumnus of Fresno State University. He rushed for 3,017 yards during his career at Fresno State. A two time All-WAC First-team selection, Pittman is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He was teammates with QB Billy Volek and QB David Carr.
- 1995: 127 carries for 561 yards with 7 TD. 15 catches for 111 yards.
- 1996: 214 carries for 1132 yards with 13 TD. 15 catches for 109 yards.
- 1997: 238 carries for 1,057 yards with 8 TD. 32 catches for 255 yards with 2 TD.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
His career high for rushing yards in a season was 926 in 2004 and his career high for receiving yards was 597 in 2002. The highest combination in one year was 2003 when he had a total of 1,348 yards (751 rushing and 597 receiving).
On March 22, 2005, Pittman launched his official website, Pittman32.com, which has since gone offline. On September 11, 2005, the website was praised by Greg Auman of the St. Petersburg Times as "the team's best player site".
On January 7, 2006 during a Wild Card playoff game between the Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, Pittman was involved in an altercation with Redskins' safety Sean Taylor, who allegedly spat on him following a play. Pittman responded with a blow to Taylor's helmet. Taylor was ejected from the game that the Redskins won 17-10.
Pittman became a free agent following the 2007 season.
On May 27, 2008, Pittman was signed by the Denver Broncos and was wanted to change positions to fullback but stayed running back. Cornerback Dré Bly was already wearing No. 32, so Pittman was assigned No. 28 as his jersey number. His official website was renamed Pittman28.com to reflect the change. The website has since gone offline, with Pittman no longer playing in the NFL.
Pittman was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a neck injury. In eight games (three starts) during the 2008 season, Pittman rushed 76 times for 320 yards and four touchdowns.
On August 12, 2009, Pittman signed with the Florida Tuskers.
He’s also the father of Mycah Pittman who is committed to play WR at The University of Oregon. Oregon Ducks Football
He’s also the father to two daughters Jordanne Pittman and Mykava Pittman.
- St. Petersburg Times; September 11, 2005 edition; Page 17X
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