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  Lafayette Pitts
Lafayette Pitts

Player Profile
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Duquesne, Pa.

High School:
Woodland Hills

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
DB

04/03/2014

Pitt Spring Football Drills: Practice #9

Coach Paul Chryst talks about Thursday's workout.

11/29/2013

Pitt Drops Regular Season Finale to Miami, 41-31

Bennett rushes for 141 yards and a touchdown.

11/10/2013

Pitt vs. Notre Dame Post Game Quotes

Pitt 28, Notre Dame 21

08/14/2013

Football Training Camp: What They're Saying: Aug. 14

Media quote sheet from Wednesday, August 14

08/07/2013

Pitt Football Training Camp: What They're Saying

Day two of camp complete

10/19/2013

Pittsburgh vs. Old Dominion (USATSI)

Pittsburgh vs. Old Dominion (USATSI)

09/28/2013

Pittsburgh vs. Virginia (USATSI)

Panthers limit Cavaliers to just 188 yards of offense and a single field goal in 14-3 triumph.

11/24/2012

AP Photos: Football vs. Rutgers

AP Photos: Football vs. Rutgers

11/03/2012

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame - AP Photo Gallery

Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame - AP Photo Gallery

10/20/2012

Pittsburgh Takes Down Buffalo, 20-6 (AP)

Pittsburgh running backs Ray Graham and Rushel Shell each had a rushing touchdown.

2013: Played in all 13 games, starting 12 at cornerback...totaled 44 tackles, three TFLs, four pass breakups and one fumble recovery...also had a team-high 439 kickoff return yards on 19 attempts (23.1 avg.) with a season-long return of 50 yards (vs. Notre Dame)...had a career-high seven tackles vs. Notre Dame...recovered an Irish fumble at the Pitt 6 after Ray Vinopal stripped receiver T.J. Jones of the ball following a 34-yard reception...had six tackles and a three-yard TFL vs. New Mexico.

2012: Started all 13 games at cornerback in his first active season...had 35 tackles, a team-high nine PBUs, an interception and a fumble recovery on the year...led Pitt and ranked third in the Big East with a 24.3-yard kick return average (30 returns for 729 yards)...had his first career interception against Rutgers, picking off Gary Nova's pass at the Pitt 12 and returning it 34 yards to halt a Scarlet Knights' drive...ripped a reception out of Temple wideout Deon Miller's hands for a forced fumble and fumble recovery, both the first of his career...had a season-high six tackles at Notre Dame...twice had a season-high two PBUs (Youngstown State and Notre Dame)...averaged a season-best 41.5 yards per kick return (two for 83 yards) against Gardner-Webb, including a personal-best 64-yarder...had a season-high 137 total kick return yards on five returns vs. Louisville (27.4 avg.).

2011: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of Western Pennsylvania's most coveted prospects...SuperPrep All-American...standout as a running back and cornerback for Woodland Hills...rushed for 1,758 yards on 218 carries (8.1 avg.) and scored 28 touchdowns...selected first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers as an "athlete"...Pennsylvania Football News first team All-Class AAAA at defensive back...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...led team to a combined 21-6 mark his final two years, including back-to-back appearances in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game...Woodland Hills went 12-2 his junior year, winning the WPIAL title and advancing to the PIAA state quarterfinals...as a senior, team went 9-4 and reached the WPIAL title game again...played under Coach George Novak...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic (Pennsylvania vs. Ohio) and the inaugural Chesapeake Bowl all-star game that showcases players from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C....rated the No. 12 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and SuperPrep...rated the nation's No. 12 cornerback by Scout...rated the nation's No. 16 defensive back by SuperPrep.

PERSONAL: Lafayette E. Pitts, born 9/24/92, is the son of Marsha Pitts and Cliffton Carley...has five brothers and four sisters...is a cousin of sophomore defensive back Jevonte Pitts...administration of justice major.

Defense
G GS UT AT TOT TFL SACKS FR INT PBU
2012 13 13 24 11 35 0-0 0.0 1 1 9
2013 13 12 33 11 44 3.0-6 0.0 1 0 4
Career 26 25 57 22 79 3.0-6 0.0 2 1 13

Kick Returns
RET YARDS AVG LONG TD PTS
2012 30 729 24.3 64 0 0
2013 19 439 23.1 50 0 0
Career 49 1,168 23.8 64 0 0