Pitts named Walter Camp Preseason All-American

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Florida freshman tight end Kyle Pitts celebrates his 52-yard touchdown in the Gators' win over Idaho on Nov. 16 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. [Alan Youngblood/Gainesville Sun]

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. Florida junior tight end Kyle Pitts was named to the 2020 Preseason All-America first team, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday.

Pitts garnered first-team All-SEC accolades after a breakout sophomore campaign. The Philadelphia, Pa., native recorded 54 receptions for 649 yards and five touchdowns. His 54 receptions were the third most of any tight end in the FBS while his 649 receiving yards was seventh. All three of those marks led the SEC.

Pitts jumped on the organization’s radar last season as he was named a Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist. In addition, he also received John Mackey Tight End of the Week honorable mention recognition twice in 2019.

Walter Camp, considered the “Father of American Football,” first named an All-American team in 1889. The 2020 season will be the 131st edition of the team. In late November, the 2020 All-America teams will be selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision schools and will be certified by Marcum’s New Haven-based accounting firm.

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  1. Pitts is a MONSTER nightmare for opposing defenses. Size (6-4), weight (240), speed (4.54 40yd. sprint) moves and hands. Oh, he can also block. He’s got an offensive pass interference move the refs can’t spot unless looking for it (shades of Michael Irvin) and he seems to keep out of trouble off the field. Enjoy him this season cause hA e’ll be in the NFL for 2021-22. If he stays healthy, definitely 1st round, early 2nd at worst. Gators might be close to the fun-and-gun of SOS.
    They won’t be the fun-and-gun, the might be CLOSE to it if those WRs like Copeland progress. And a break-out RB like Fred Taylor orEric Rhett.