Ranking the all-time best NFL offensive players out of BYU: #24

24.  Dennis Pitta- Pitta was the 114th pick in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2010 draft.  Pitta has been with the Ravens for the duration of his

English: Dennis Pitta Aug 2011 M&T Bank stadiu...
English: Dennis Pitta Aug 2011 M&T Bank stadium practice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

four-year career and became one of their biggest weapons just a season ago.

His career started very slowly as Pitta appeared in 11 games as a rookie and caught just one pass.  Year two was much more successful One for Pitta.  He played in all 16 games and started two.  That year Pitta caught 40 passes for 405 and three touchdowns.  His best game of the 2011 season came against the Cincinnati Bengals when Pitta caught six passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.

2012 was even better for Pitta and the Ravens.  Pitta started five of 16 games and recorded 61 receptions for 669 and seven touchdowns.  Pitta was also huge in the Ravens playoff run to the Super Bowl.  He caught 14 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns including four catches for 26 yards and a score in the Ravens 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.

Pitta had a career setback in 2013 and has not appeared on the field this year after hurting his hip in training camp.

For his career to this point, Pitta has 102 receptions for 1075 yards and ten touchdowns.

Assuming that Pitta can return to the field at 100 percent, he will move up the ranking very quickly.

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