Frank H. Pitts (born November 12, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). He played ten seasons for the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs (1965–1969) and then the NFL's Chiefs (1970), Cleveland Browns (1971–1973) and Oakland Raiders (1974).
Kansas City Chiefs
Pitts came to the Chiefs in 1965, the team's fourth-round draft pick. He had speed and desire, but throughout the wide receiver's first three seasons in Kansas City. he acquired a "bad hands" label. However, he worked through the problem, and when starting wide receiver Otis Taylor was injured in 1968, Pitts stepped in. He was a starter the next three seasons, and his end around reverse runs became a big part of the Chiefs' offense.
Super Bowl IV
Hank Stram told the play to Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson. "Listen, let's have a ... 9-0-8, 51 G-O reverse." As Dawson ran back to the huddle, Stram told everyone on the sidelines, "Here comes the reverse from Tight I, it could be wide open." Dawson took the snap, faked to Wendell Hayes on the left side of the line, then turned the ball to a sprinting Frank Pitts, who turned the corner and jetted down the right sideline for 20 yards. It was one of the biggest plays of the Chiefs' Super Bowl IV win over the Minnesota Vikings, and it set up Jan Stenerud's third field goal of the game.
Pitts ran the reverse again in the third quarter and picked up a critical first down. Otis Taylor scored on the next play.
In 74 games for Kansas City, Pitts caught 78 passes for 11 touchdowns and ran the ball 24 times for 238 yards and one touchdown.
Cleveland and Oakland
The Chiefs traded Pitts to the Cleveland Browns before the start of the 1971 season, where he became one of their starting wide receivers. He finished his career with the Oakland Raiders.
Frank currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Frank is married to Diane Guidy Pitts and they have three children.
His grandson Brandon Bolden played at Ole Miss and is now a running back for the New England Patriots.
The Evolution of Frank Pitts - Time Lapse Google Drawing
This time-lapse vector speed drawing of Frank "Buddy" Pitts Jr. was made entirely in Google Drawings. (A web app from Google Drive) This illustration shows the growth over the years from childhood...
Frank Pitts, former Kansas City Chief showing off his Super Bowl I ring
He was working as a security guard at the top of the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. He even took off his Super Bowl Rings and let my wife look at them. http://alexvcook.blogspot.com/201...
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Lady Antebellum American Honey cover Sarah Pitts
Lady Antebellum "American Honey" (cover) by Sarah Pitts at the River City Jr "Idol" finals.
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Thinking about you by Frank Ocean | Covered by Grace Pitts and Thomas
My EP 'For You' is available for purchase NOW at: https://gracepitts.bandcamp.com/releases This song is incredible and I could never do it as good as Frankie but gosh darn i'll sing it at the...
Gerald Scott "Alright" w/ Jamal Moore, Frank Javois, Quadrius Salters, Kurtis Pitts, Demetrius
Gerald Scott "Glad About It" w/ Jamal Moore, Frank Javois, Quadrius Salters, Kurtis Pitts, Demetrius
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:25:57 -0800
1, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Kansas City wide receiver Frank Pitts (25) and Raiders' defensive back Willie Brown (24) try to get their hands on the Chiefs' pass but it eludes both of them in the first quarter at Oakland, Dec. 12, 1970 ...
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:09:21 -0700
Prior to the 1971 season, the Browns traded a 1972 fourth-round draft pick and a 1973 third-rounder to the Kansas City Chiefs for wideout Frank Pitts. He had three solid, though unspectacular seasons with Cleveland. It was Phipps and Pitts who teamed ...
PR Newswire (press release)
PR Newswire (press release)
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:14:19 -0800
DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maguire Energy Institute at SMU Cox School of Business honored David Miller, co-founder and managing partner of EnCap Investments, L.P., with the 2014 L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award at ...
Arrowhead Pride (blog)
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0700
Looking back at the roster of the 1970 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs, as our 2008 team marches down that same path. Frank Pitts played wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1965 to 1970, earning a place in Chiefs' lore with an ...
Enterprise News (blog)
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:06:23 -0700
Frank Pitts' hands were once his livelihood. Pitts spent 10 years as a wide receiver in pro football, his career spanning from 1965-1974 with Kansas City, Cleveland and Oakland, time in which he appeared in 127 games, catching 175 passes for 2,897 ...
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 08:20:11 -0800
Swann had John Stallworth raising hell on the other side of the field; Otis had Frank Pitts. Moreover, Taylor's career was over three years before the NFL changed the bump-and-run rule in 1978 to allow receivers more freedom downfield. "I don't know ...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:15:00 -0800
Frank Pitts played in the very first Super Bowl in 1965 for the Kansas City Chiefs. He is a Southern University alum. "He had some health problems," said Maurice Pitts, the son of Frank Pitts. "Just talking to the doctors...instead of just a strict ...
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:15:00 -0800
(Courtesy: Co-Lin Athletics) - The fax machine in Frank Pitts Field House was humming on Wednesday as 22 Copiah-Lincoln football players signed letters of intent on the first day of the mid-year transfer signing period. All of the players who signed on ...
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