2007: A first-team selection on Dave Campbell's Texas Football All-Texas College Team ... second-team All-Mountain West Conference ... made the watch list for the Rimington Trophy honoring the nation's top center ... placed second on TCU in knockdown blocks and overall blocking grade ... started all 12 games in which he played ... did not see action at Wyoming due to injury.
2006: An honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference selection in his first season as a starter... started all 13 games in topping the Frogs with 63 knockdown blocks... a TCU Offensive Player of the Week on multiple occasions... personally allowed just one sack on the year... totaled season-best knockdown block totals of 11 and 10, respectively, against UC Davis and UNLV... also had eight knockdowns versus San Diego State and seven in the 12-3 win over Texas Tech... had five knockdowns in the New Mexico and Colorado State games.
2005: Saw action in all 12 games.
2004: Worked with the scout team while sitting out as a redshirt.
High School: Recruited to play center after playing at Ganado High for Coach Keith Wright... earned three letters each in football, basketball, and powerlifting and two in track & field... as a senior, was a finalist for the 2A State Player of the Year, was a first-team all-state center and defensive end, earned first-team all-Greater Houston honors, and was the district and area defensive MVP... logged 124 tackles, including 20 TFLs, 11 sacks and blocked four punts... as a junior, was a second-team all-state pick on defense and a third-team at center... named the district defensive MVP and was a first-team all-area center... as a sophomore, was the district defensive Newcomer of the Year and was a first team-all-area pick at center... recorded 329 tackles during his career, including 27 sacks, and 13 blocked kicks... earned team MVP honors as a sophomore and junior in basketball and was an all-district pick... a two-time regional qualifier in powerlifting... named Ganado's Male Athlete of the Year... selected TCU over Missouri, Baylor, Houston and Rice.
Personal: Parents are Rick and Nancy Pittman... a communications major.