Michael Pittman Jr. is a professional American football player. He plays in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts, the team that drafted him into the NFL. Prior to his professional career, Pittman played college football for the University of Southern California.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Michael Pittman Jr. was born on October 5, 1997, in Bakersfield, California. He stands 193 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 101 kg. He attended the Oaks Christian High School in California. In his senior year, he was named by recruiting agencies as one of the top recruits.
He received a number of college offers and he initially committed to play for UCLA. He later changed his choice and committed to play for the University of Southern California. Pittman stayed there from 2016 to 2019. In his last year at college, he was given the Pop Warner Award.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Indianapolis Colts and he debuted with them in September of that year. He completed his rookie season with 40 catches and 503 yards. In 2021, he broke the 1,000-yard mark. He is the sixth Colts pass catcher to do so since 2000.
At the end of 201, he was also named as an alternate for the 2022 Pro Bowl.
- 2019 - Second-team All-American
- 2017, 2019 - First-team All-Pac-12
- 2019 - Pop Warner Award