Pitts, Mike (1960-2021)

Card: ProSet 1990
Acquired: In Person 1992, Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp

When your swing defensive tackle is Mike Pitts, your defense is doing pretty darn good. The Philadelphia Eagles had an incredible defense at one point with Reggie White, Jerome Brown and Clyde Simmons on the defensive line with Mike providing valuable insurance especially against the run.

Originally a first round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons back in 1983 he’d play there for three years before signing with the Eagles- where he had his most memorable years. Later Pitts would sign with the Patriots where he finished out his career after 2 more seasons in 1993 and 1994.

Pitts was a venerable run stopper notching over 100 tackles 4 times in his career in 1985, 1988, 1989 and 1991 from his defensive line position who never seemed to get respect. His Proset card isn’t the greatest but I laughed when he signed it and put the “P” in his name around Ottis Anderson‘s head- just like he was wrapping him up.

G/Gs 169/123   Tac 804     Sac 48.5     Fum 15
Int 1   Yds 3  Avg 3.0   Td  0  Lg 3

UPDATE 9/25/2021- The Philadephia Eagles annouced today that they were saddened to learn of the passing of Mike Pitts this morning. He was 61.