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UF Football: Pitts Named FWAA First Team All-American
December 30, 2020
Courtesy of University Athletic Association
BY TOMMY SCOTT
Gators tight end continues to be rewarded for historic season
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Florida’s Kyle Pitts was named to the Football Writers Association of America All-America team as a first team selection, the FWAA announced on Wednesday.
In 2019, CJ Henderson was named to the second team of the FWAA All-America team, while Vernon Hargreaves III was the last first team selection for the Gators in 2015.
Pitts quickly became the best tight end and one of the top pass catchers in the country this season with 43 receptions, 770 yards, and 12 touchdowns.
Pitts’ 12 receiving touchdowns this season are the second-highest total by a tight end in SEC history. Vanderbilt’s Allama Matthews (14 in 1982) holds the SEC record. His 770 yards this year tie Kirk Kirkpatrick (1990) for second on Florida’s single-season record list for receiving yards by a tight end.
The junior is the first tight end in Gators history and the eighth FBS tight end in the last five years (including 2020) with three games of 100-plus receiving yards in the same season.