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Pitts, Allen

Card: All World 1991
Acquired: CFL Blitz 1992

An incredible wide receiver talent, Allen Pitts played collegiately at Cal State Fullerton.  Drafted by the Stamps in 1990, Pitts would dominate the record books for the next 11 seasons for Calgary. Pitts was a fan favorite who was considered an enigma by everyone. While other players put down roots during the off-season in Calgary, Pitts would return to the LA basin. Players considered him the team jokester, with an extremely private side and because of this nature,  he was quickly a target of the media.

His rookie season would start off quite nicely with 1100+ yards receiving and an 18 ypc average. He’d go on through the next 10 seasons logging 8 more 1,000+ yard seasons receiving, including a club record high 2036 yards in 1994 to go along with 126 receptions and 21 touchdowns. Considered extremely competitive, Pitts retired while his career was still in its prime, -and after another 1000 yard season in 2000. At the time of his retirement, he was a 6 time All-Star, the CFL’s All-time leader in yards receiving, touchdowns, and receptions, (since surpassed), most 100 yard games (64), and was the first player in league history to record two consecutive seasons of 100+ receptions.

Inducted into the Stampeders Wall of Fame in 2005, his jersey retired by the team, the CFL Hall of Fame in 2006, and named #10 on the greatest players in CFL history, Pitts’ current whereabouts are sketchy, but it is believed that he still lives in the Los Angeles area and older data suggests that he was working in a construction business. A great TTM prospect acquisition at that time in 1992.

G  176     Rec 966        Yds  14891       Avg  15.4      Td  117     Lg  76