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Colts Select Michael Pittman Jr. with No. 34 pick in NFL Draft

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The Indianapolis Colts selected WR Michael Pittman Jr. with the No. 34 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. After spending his freshman year at Valencia High School, Pittman Jr. transferred to Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA for his final three high school seasons. Catching the attention of west coast talent scouts, Pittman Jr. hauled in 1,990 receiving yards and 24 TD during his senior year with the Lions. A four-star recruit, Pittman passed on offers from UCLA and Oregon prior to committing to the University of Southern California

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Son of former NFL running back Michael Pittman Sr., Michael Jr. was the USA TODAY California Offensive Player of the Year as a high school senior in 2016. He was a reserve receiver and special teams player during his freshman year with the Trojans. Pittman missed five games as a sophomore due to an ankle injury, but still caught 23 balls for 404 yards and two touchdowns while earning a spot on the All-Pac 12 team as a special teams player.

His production increased as a junior, catching 41 passes for 758 yards and 6 touchdowns. As a senior with the Trojans in 2019, Pittman was among the NCAA leaders with 101 receptions for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns. Overall, he had 171 catches for 2,519 yards and 19 scores during four seasons with the Trojans. He earned First-Team All-Pac 12 and Second-Team All-American honors to close out his career at USC. Pittman is a big target at 6-foot-4 and 223 pounds and should receive a lot of red-zone looks in the NFL.

2019 stats (Senior; USC): 1,275 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns (13 games)

2018 stats (Junior; USC): 758 receiving yards, 6 touchdowns (10 games)

2017 stats (Sophomore; USC): 404 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns (9 games)

2016 stats (Freshman; USC): 82 receiving yards (9 games)

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