clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

#6 Days Until Pitt Football: Lafayette Pitts

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

If you spend any time on Twitter, you no doubt have seen people posting certain Pitt players wearing uniform numbers that correspond with the number of days left until the football season kicks off. Jim did it last year and this year, Pat Narduzzi has been doing it.

I know we have a lot of younger readers here and also some folks that may not have spent their entire lives following Pitt sports. For that reason, I thought it would be cool to not only do the countdown here, but also give a brief writeup on the player to potentially help fans connect a little more with some of the all-time greats.

Quick disclaimer - this isn't necessarily about picking the best player for each number. Not only is that disputable in many instances, but it's not really the point of the exercise. So don't be offended if your favorite player doesn't make the list here. I'll probably mirror Narduzzi's list for the most part but may go off the board in a few instances.

These will also be brief, folks. It's the offseason and we all use this time to wind down a bit. These won't be theses or anything, but we'll cobble together a few facts for each guy.

Finally, feel free to add on to a player's accomplishments in the comments section. Some I'll leave out due to space/time and some I may not even know about. But this will be a good learning exercise for all of us.

Continuing our countdown today is cornerback Lafayette Pitts.

After redshirting as a true freshman in 2011, Lafayette Pitts became a mainstay at cornerback and a rare four-year starter. He never missed a game and started all of them except for a single contest in 2013. Over his career with the Panthers, he amassed 144 tackles, four interceptions, and a sack. In addition to his duties in the secondary, Pitts also served as a kick returner. His 729 return yards in 2012 as a freshman were third most in the Big East.

Pitts went unselected in this year's NFL Draft but quickly signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins as he tries to make the team.

Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter@PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt athletics. Follow the author and founder/editor @AnsonWhaley.