Originally written on Blue Cougar Football  |  Last updated 10/30/14
In less than 24 hours, former Brigham Young Cougars tight end Dennis Pitta will represent BYU in Super Bowl XLVII as a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Pitta is the latest in a long line of Cougars who have competed on football's biggest stage.Pitta will be the 37th BYU player to play or coach in the Super Bowl. He is the sixth to do so as a tight end (Todd Christensen, Doug Jolley, Chad Lewis, Itula Mili, and Gabe Reid). Just two of these tight ends (Christensen and Jolley), and five former Cougars in all, have caught passes in the Super Bowl. Austin Collie has the most receptions (6) and receiving yards (66) of any BYU player. Jolley has the highest receiving totals for a tight end (5 receptions, 59 yards). The only time Pitta has faced the San Francisco 49ers was last season (2011) on Thanksgiving Day. He had 2 receptions for 19 yards and 1 touchdown.Super Bowl XLVII will be the 29th Super Bowl with BYU ties. The Ravens have been in one previous Super Bowl (XXXV). Former BYU t...
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