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Jamal Pittman

Jamal  Pittman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, Miss.

High School:
High

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
02/16/1983

Experience:
3L

Had a good spring and at one point was the most consistent of all the running backs ... Ended spring in a deadlock for the No. 1 tailback spot ... Did all the little things the coaches were looking for as he started strong and finished strong ... Considered an every-down, all-around back who catches the ball well out of the backfield ... Does well against the zone blitz package, which is big for pass protection ... At 240 pounds, is a punishing runner who wears the defense down by just pounding away, which becomes a major asset in the fourth quarter ... Has excellent patience and strength ... Healthy competition for snaps has been a good thing for him ... Played for both teams in Red-Blue game and led in rushing with 67 yards on 20 carries.

2004: Appeared in 4-of-11 games, seeing action in the season's final four games versus Auburn (10/30), Arkansas (11/13), LSU (11/20) and Mississippi State (11/27) ... Earned his second letter ... Rushed for 86 yards on 17 carries ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Rushed four times for 30 yards, with a long of 14 ... at Arkansas (11/13): Had two carries for 14 yards ... at LSU (11/20): Carried three times for nine yards ... vs. Mississippi State (11/27): Rushed for a season-high 33 yards on eight carries ... Spring 2004: After having ACL surgery, was limited during spring and held out of all contact ... Did not play in Red-Blue Game.

2003: Sustained a season-ending injury when he suffered a significant tear to the ACL and a moderate sprain of the MCL in his left knee during the Oct. 11 game with Arkansas State ... Underwent successful reconstruction surgery on Oct. 25 ... Appeared in five games after missing the season opener at Vanderbilt (8/30) ... Carried 42 times for 214 yards and a TD ... Had one reception for 17 yards ... Earned his first letter ... at Memphis (9/6): Made his collegiate debut ... Broke an 18-yard run on his first career carry in the fourth quarter ... Finished with three rushes for 21 yards ... vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13): Rushed for a season-high 75 yards on 13 carries with one TD ... Carried the ball 13 straight times over Ole Miss' final two offensive series ... Tied his season-long run with an 18-yard rush ... Scored his first career TD on a one-yard run with 5:01 left in the game to cap the 59-14 win ... vs. Arkansas State (10/11): Rushed 12 times for 49 yards and caught his first career pass for 17 yards from Eli Manning in the second quarter ... Sustained his season-ending knee injury on a 15-yard run to the Indian one-yard line in the fourth quarter ... Named the Quarterback Club's Trench Player of the Week ... Suffered a knee injury during a non-contact drill early in spring practice ... Was unable to play in Red-Blue spring game ... Had to have ACL reconstruction surgery.

2002: Did not see action during his true freshman season and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to Max Emfinger National High School All-American team ... Made Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team, Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-Southeast team, and PrepStar All-Region squad ... First team All-State pick of Mississippi Association of Coaches, which also named him 3A Offensive Player of the Year ... First team All-State selection of The Clarion-Ledger, which includes all classifications, as well as that newspaper's "Ten Most Wanted" list, ranking No. 6 in Mississippi ... Earned second team All-State honors as a junior ... Made The Sun Herald "Top 15" Mississippi list and Tom Lemming's Top 25 national Running Backs list ... Two-Time All-Area selection of The Hattiesburg American ... Three-time All-District ... Senior honors also included Hattiesburg American Prep Player of the Week, WDAM/Hair World Offensive Player of the Year and Player of the Year, Marion County Most Valuable Player and Player of the Year, and Mississippi NFL Players Most Valuable Player of Marion County ... Selected to participate in Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game ... During his career at Columbia High, rushed for 5,522 yards and scored 75 TDs ... Rushed for 3,117 yards and 36 TDs on 384 carries during senior season as Columbia finished 11-3, advancing to the South State Championship game and a No. 19 ranking in the final Associated Press poll ... Also had 600 yards passing and 55 tackles ... His 218 points (36 TDs, 1 two-point conversion) led Region 8-3A as well as the entire state among all classifications as did his 3,117 yards rushing ... As a junior, rushed for 1,482 yards and 20 TDs on 193 carries, while catching six passes for 100 yards ... Had a 99-yard run against Pearl River Central ... Helped lead Columbia High to South State Championship in 1998 as well as Marion County Championship three years and District Championship three years ... Coached in high school by Joey Porter.

PERSONAL: Son of Tim and Donna Pittman ... Full name is Jamal Y. Pittman ... Born: February 16, 1983 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

PITTMAN'S CAREER STATISTICS
--RUSHING--

Year G-S Att Yds TD Lg Avg.
2003 5-0 42 214 1 18 5.1
2004 4-0 17 86 0 14 5.1
Total 9-0 59 300 1 18 5.1

--RECEIVING--

Year G-S Rec Yds TD Lg Avg.
2003 5-0 1 17 0 17 17.0
Total 9-0 1 17 0 17 17.0

--ALL PURPOSE YARDS--

Year G Rush Rec PR KR Total Avg./G
2003 5 214 17 0 0 231 46.2
2004 4 86 0 0 0 86 17.7
Total 9 300 17 0 0 317 35.2

PITTMAN'S CAREER HIGHS
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 13, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8/31/2003)
RUSHING YARDS: 75, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8/31/2003)
LONGEST RUSH: 18, twice, at Memphis (9/6/2003) and vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8/31/2003)
RUSHING TDs: 1, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8/31/2003)
RECEPTIONS: 1, vs. Arkansas State (10/11/2003)
RECEIVING YARDS: 17, vs. Arkansas State (10/11/2003)
LONG RECEPTION: 17, vs. Arkansas State (10/11/2003)
CONSECUTIVE GAMES W/RECEPTION: 1, 10/11/2003
ALL-PURPOSE YARDS: 75, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8/31/2003)
ALL-PURPOSE PLAYS: 13, twice, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8/31/2003) and Arkansas State (10/11/2003)
TOUCHDOWNS: 1, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8/31/2003)

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