Feb. 3, 1938 Mayflower Faulkner County Arkansas, USA
Jul. 10, 1998 Buffalo Erie County New York, USA
Professional Football Player. For eleven seasons (1961 to 1971), he played at the halfback position in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. Born Elijah Eugene Pitts, he attended Pine Street High School (Arkansas) and played collegiate football at Philander Smith College in Arkansas, prior to being selected by Green Bay during the 13th round of the 1961 NFL Draft. During the course of his career, he experienced five world championships and made immediate history, as he scored two touchdowns during the World Championship Game (Super Bowl I) in 1967 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Pitts totaled 134 career regular season games. After retiring as a player, he remained in the sport and served as an assistant with the Los Angeles Rams', Houston Oilers' and Buffalo Bills' staffs. He was on Marv Levy's staff with the Bills during Buffalo's four appearances in the Super Bowl during the 1990s. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1979. His son Ron Pitts also played professionally in the NFL and later became a sports reporter. Pitts died from stomach cancer. (bio by: C.S.)
Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: C.S. Record added: Mar 12, 2008
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