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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.

Since he was a child, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. has had football running through his veins.

Michael Pittman Sr. was a running back in the NFL for 11 years, spending the majority of his time with the Arizona Cardinals (1998-2001) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-2007). In 2008, he also played for the Denver Broncos.

Pittman Jr. had always wanted to play football, but he didn’t know his father’s accomplishments until he was in high school.

In an interview with ESPN, Pittman Jr. remarked, “I always assumed it was what I was going to do since football was normal to me.” “Because my father played in the NFL, I didn’t believe he was remarkable.” It has been there since the day I was born. I didn’t realize how fortunate I was until I was 14 or 15, when it dawned on me that my father had actually played in the league for 11 years.”

Pittman Jr. wanted to be a running back like his father, but his father recognized where the game was going in terms of the position and advised his son try wide receiver instead.

Pittman Sr. explained, “Junior was set on playing running back since that’s what I did.” “He was a great runner, but seeing your child and where the game was heading, I knew he was going to be tall, so I told him he was going to be a receiver.”

Pittman Sr. made certain that his kid was surrounded by folks who had experienced the NFL lifestyle. According to ESPN, former NFL wide receiver Mike Sherrard was on the coaching staff at Oaks Christian High School, which is why Pittman Jr. transferred from Valencia High School.

Pittman Jr. is poised for another good season now that he has the opportunity to work with veteran Matt Ryan. Having NFL blood in his veins could help him continue to rise among the ranks of the league’s top wide receivers.

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