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IFL Champs Sign Former NFL DL

January 24, 2022 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Massachusetts Pirates News Release


WORCESTER, MA - The Massachusetts Pirates, Champions of the Indoor Football League, have signed defensive lineman Jamiyus Pittman to a contract for their upcoming title defense in 2022. Pittman played in three National Football League games for the Miami Dolphins 2018.

Pittman signed with Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Central Florida. After training camp he was assigned to the practice squad. The 6'2", 300 lb. native of Moultrie, GA made his NFL debut on October 14 of that season vs. the Chicago Bears, making one tackle. In his three games he made two stops with one quarterback hurry. The following season he remained on the Miami practice squad until his release.

Pittman played four seasons at UCF and was a member of the Knights undefeated team in his senior season of 2017. That year he was on the Outland Trophy Watch List as one of the top interior lineman in the Nation. He earned All-American Athletic Conference First Team honors as he had 47 tackles, 23 solo, 7.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5sacks. He also added a four-yard reception for a touchdown. Pittman helped the Knights to go 13-0 which included a 34-27 win over Auburn in the Peach Bowl where he had five tackles (two solo), 1.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks.

As a junior, Pittman was an All-AAC Second Team selection as well as a member of the American All-Academic Team. In all, Pittman played in 50 games, starting 33 and finished his career with 139 tackles, 13 sacks, 23.5 tackles for a loss, four passes defended, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, one blocked kick and the touchdown reception.

The 2021 United Bowl Champions; Massachusetts Pirates are members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Pirates play all home games at Phoenix Field at the DCU Center located at 50 Foster St. Worcester, MA, 01608. For more information on the Massachusetts Pirates please call (508)452-MASS (6277), email contact@masspiratesfootball.com or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com. For 2022 season, half-season, luxury, or group ticket packages please call 508-452-MASS (6277) or visit http://www.masspiratesfootball.com/tickets. Follow the Pirates on Facebook via Facebook.com/MAPirates, Instagram @mass.pirates, and Twitter @mass_pirates

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