Baltimore Ravens player Spotlight: Dennis Pitta

Dec 4, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) scores a touchdown as Miami Dolphins free safety Michael Thomas (31) and free safety Bacarri Rambo (30) attempt to bring him down during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Being able to come back from adversity is one thing top athletes have faced at one time or another in their career. Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta could probably write his own best seller when it comes to the subject of overcoming obstacles. His story would not only be one of overcoming but also of excelling when everyone else thought it would be impossible.

After breaking/dislocating his hip, in both 2013 and 2014 he came back last season with a vengeance by leading the entire NFL in receptions by a tight end with 86. To go along with his 86 catches Dennis Pitta also had a career high 729 yards receiving. Not bad for a guy that some said would never touch the football field again. One other interesting thing about the 86 receptions is that they were the most in a single season by any tight end in Ravens history as Dennis Pitta was without question one of Joe Flacco’s most valuable targets in the passing game.

Dennis Pitta was one of the Ravens biggest weapons in 2016

With the departure of Steve Smith Sr. look for Dennis Pitta’s role to become even more crucial as both he and veteran Mike Wallace should be counted on even more next season to get the Ravens back to the playoffs. If his grit and determination are any indications of what is to come Dennis Pitta will once again be ready to handle the spotlight in 2017.


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