Gramercy’s Pittman ready for fourth NFL season

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 7, 2009


Lutcher has sent its fair share of athletes to the pro ranks, not the least of which being cornerback David Pittman, who is ready for his second season with the Houston Texans.

The Gramercy native will enter his fourth NFL season when the Texans kick off their season in September. Previously, Pittman played for the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens, who selected Pittman in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

In seven career games, he has totaled 10 tackles, three passes defended and two interceptions, with a long return of 29 yards.

Pittman also gives back to his home community via the David Pittman Youth Sports Festival, which was held for the first time this past year at Lutcher High School. The festival provided a free football and cheerleading camp for local youths, along with the opportunity to meet NFL coaches and players.

His collegiate career saw Pittman stand out at Division I-AA Northwestern St., where he earned All-American honors. Pittman tallied 11 career interceptions, 147 tackles, recovered two fumbles, and blocked two kicks, returning one for a 62-yard touchdown.

At Lutcher, Pittman earned All-District honors as senior. He was also a standout on the track team on the 4×100 and 4×400 relay events.