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Ravens Honoring Former Tight End, BYU Star During AFC Championship Game

Jan 26, 2024, 5:19 PM

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Dennis Pitta #88 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after he caught a 1-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Baltimore Ravens plan to honor former BYU Cougars tight end and Super Bowl champion Dennis Pitta during the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Baltimore Ravens to recognize Dennis Pitta

On Sunday, January 28, the Ravens will host the Chiefs for the chance to play in Super Bowl LVIII.

A few days before the contest, the team revealed gameday plans for the city of Baltimore’s first time hosting a conference title game since 1971.

Before kickoff, the Ravens will honor team legends Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.

As part of the franchise’s “Ravens Legends of the Game,” the team will also recognize Pitta, Anquan Boldin, Todd Heap, Matt Stover, and Terrell Suggs throughout the afternoon.

The AFC title game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. (MT). The game will be televised on CBS.

The winner of the game will play either the Detroit Lions or San Francisco 49ers.

About Dennis Pitta

Before his time in the league, the Moorpark, California native was a standout player at BYU. Pitta played for the Cougars from 2004, 2007-09. During his time in Provo, the tight end recorded 221 receptions for 2,901 yards and 21 touchdowns in 50 games played.

After leaving BYU, Pitta was selected by the Ravens during the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. In February 2013, Pitta scored a touchdown and helped the Ravens defeat the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

Pitta played in the NFL from 2010-16 and spent his entire career with the Ravens.

The former BYU star’s playing career was cut short due to repeated hip injuries.

The former BYU star finished his NFL career with 224 catches for 2,098 yards and 13 touchdowns in 66 games.

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