Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

The Baltimore Sun had a pretty funny piece on Wednesday about a college professor who shares the same name as Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta. The column detailed all the times the professor was mistakenly contacted instead of the football player. Pitta, who is a marketing professor at the University of Baltimore, believes there are only three Dennis Pittas in the country — himself, the football player, and the football player’s father. As a result, he’s received several emails intended for the football player. Pitta the professor says he’s received Facebook friend requests from hot females, an email from the tight end’s sister intended for her father, a wedding invitation from someone from Utah intended for the football player (he played college ball at BYU), and well wishes over email while the player was injured. Those all seem to be pretty harmless cases of identity confusion, but there was one occasion where an email from the Baltimore Ravens intended for their freshly-drafted tight end could have caused a problem. Before Pitta’s first minicamp, the professor received an email from the team with a PDF “filled with elaborate diagrams and exotic-sounding play names such as ‘Gut Pass RT 505′ and ‘Queen LT slot slant pass’ and ‘Jack RT Nasty ‘Zoom.’” Professor Pitta is a huge Ravens fan, so he emailed the team to let them know about the mistake. “I promise not to sell them to the Steelers,” he reportedly told them. I suppose this is the upside to teams moving away from emails to iPads when it comes to their playbooks. Cute story. Maybe The Baltimore Sun can help arrange a meeting between the two men. H/T Deadspin

1 Comment:
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jay Cutler to start again due to Jimmy Clausen concussion

Aldon Smith was reportedly drinking with Ray McDonald

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17 with injury

Dwyane Wade hopes Heat fans give LeBron a warm reception

Adam Silver: No NBA team is tanking

Penguins having three more players tested for mumps

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jay Cutler is not the answer for the Titans

Josh Smith released by Detroit Pistons in surprising move

13 amazing NFL stats from Week 16

JJ Watt's bloody face defines 2014 campaign

Dominic Raiola insists he didn't intentionally stomp opponent

Jets call themselves the best 3-12 team in NFL history

WATCH: BYU, Memphis fight after Miami Beach Bowl

FSU sends recruit 75 reasons to play for Seminoles

Dale Earnhardt Jr., girlfriend wear great Christmas sweaters

Brandon Marshall: Raiola mocked my mental illness

Don't mess with Seahawks punter Jon Ryan

Niners OT asked Manti Te'o about his fake girlfriend

Darren Sproles' wife Michel fires back at Eagles critics

Steve Smith expects 'couch quarterback' criticism

WATCH: Tennessee walk-on gets scholarship as bowl gift

Raiders player gives game check to young girl in need

Game of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

Yankees pay for education of slain officer's children

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

BYU, Memphis fight after bowl game

FSU sends recruit an eccentric pitch

Brandon Marshall unloads on Raiola

Did Aldon Smith violate probation?

Johnny Manziel ruled out for Week 17

An appreciation for Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab touchdown celebrations

D-Wade: Heat fans should cheer LeBron

Niners OT asked Te'o about fake girlfriend

Sproles' wife fires back at Eagles critics

Game of the week: Lions vs. Packers

'Manny' is the must-watch documentary about Manny Pacquiao

Breaking up the Brooklyn Nets

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.