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.
Frank Pitts, former Kansas City Chief showing off his Super Bowl I ring
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Gerald Scott "Glad About It" w/ Jamal Moore, Frank Javois, Quadrius Salters, Kurtis Pitts, Demetrius
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:56:15 -0700
"This was part of an initiative to remake the state's mental health system," says Frank Pitts, founding partner and president of Troy, N.Y.-based architecture+, the company that spearheaded the design of the new Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital. "This ...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -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 ...
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 15:18:55 -0700
Bolden's grandfather, Frank Pitts, played wide receiver for the Chiefs, including their 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV in January 1970. Through Pitts, who played for the Chiefs (1965-70), Browns (1971-73), and Raiders (1974 ...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:26:15 -0700
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:18:54 -0700
On the 2nd down play, Stabler hit backup WR Frank Pitts over the middle, who made a great recovery on a bobbled catch on the Miami 14-yard line to bring up 3rd and 1. The Raiders used their second time out with 41 seconds to go in the game. On 3rd and ...
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