Paul Pitts III
FB: Pitts III named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports SotY
Scholar-Athletes recognized at annual banquet
Two Aztecs named Arthur Ashe Jr. Award semifinalists
MW All-Academic Team named for fall 2015
Thirty-Four Aztecs named 14-15 MW Scholar-Athletes
2014: Played in six games as a junior, recording his first two catches for 23 yards (11.5 avg.) ... Had a 18-yard catch vs. Northern Arizona in the opener ... Also had a 5-yard grab at No. 21/23 North Carolina ... Logged time at Oregon State, vs. UNLV, against San José State and vs. Navy without recording a stat.
2013: Did not play during his sophomore season ... Was recipient of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Idaho Sports Medicine Institute Humanitarian Award, which goes to a player who has given the most to himself in service for others and can include work with youth, hospitals, the elderly, leadership programs and family, and any other activities which help others.
2012: Missed the entire season with a knee injury, but was granted a medical redshirt.
2011: Played in the season opener against Cal Poly ... Did not appear in another game the rest of the year.
High School: A three-star recruit by ESPN.com who received a Scouts, Inc. grade of 76 and is listed as the No. 119 wide receiver recruit ... Runs a 10.8 in the 100-meter dash ... Caught 32 passes for 501 yards and four touchdowns in 2010 ... Had five receptions for 193 yards in the season finale against Upland ... Named Los Osos' most valuable player while garnering the team's best wide receiver award ... Served as team captain for one season ... A captain for the Inland Empire All-Star Classic Game ... Made 28 receptions for 633 yards and five touchdowns as a junior, taking home team best wide receiver honors ... Had an 82-yard TD reception against Etiwanda ... Team offensive MVP as a sophomore.
Personal: Born Jan. 7, 1993, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ... Son of Paul, Jr., and Melissa Pitts ... Also considered Arizona State, Fresno State, New Mexico State, Stanford and Southern Utah ... Is majoring in religious studies.