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Elijah Pitts

  • Birth 3 Feb 1938 Mayflower, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 10 Jul 1998 Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 25209766

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.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 12 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25209766
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Pitts (3 Feb 1938–10 Jul 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25209766, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.