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.
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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 ...
Taunton Daily Gazette
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:51:45 -0700
Patriots running back Brandon Bolden is the grandson of Frank Pitts, a wide receiver on the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl IV championship team. email · print · By Glen Farley The Enterprise. The Taunton Daily Gazette, Taunton, MA. By Glen Farley
Taft Midway Driller
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:26:15 -0700
1:01 am, deputies performed a patrol check in the 500-block of Harrison St. 2:29 am, deputies responded to report of suspicious circumstances in the 200-block of Buchanan St. 6:12 am, deputies received a 9-1-1 call in the area of Fillmore St/Elm St. 7 ...
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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 ...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:50:48 -0700
(During the game, I momentarily thought I was having a flashback to Super Bowl IV, when Chiefs wide receiver Frank Pitts riddled the Minnesota defense several times on that same end-around play.) Patterson's touchdown romp also was the longest rushing ...
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:22:30 -0700
The inaugural class of the Tarpon Springs High School Hall of Fame will include Jack Pappas, Mike Karaphilis, Bill Paskalakis, Nick Hatzie, Steve Craven, Don Smith, Teddy Watts, John Karaphilis, Frank Pitts, Leonard Conley, Kipp Vickers, Tommy Gamble, ...
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:03:45 -0700
... Carol Kidman (volleyball coach/1990s), Jed Lehrer (soccer coach/1980s), Jack Pappas (football/1940s), Bill Paskalakis (football/1950s), Frank Pitts (football/1970s), Russ Schenk (wrestling/1980s), Don Smith (football/1970s), Kipp Vickers (football ...
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:07:30 -0700
A 23-year-old Union County man was struck and killed by a tractor trailer as he walked in the roadway at the 122 mile marker of southbound Interstate 20 in Lee County at 11 p.m. Friday night, the South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported. Lee County ...
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