Florida tight end becomes first unanimous first-team AA selection for the Gators since 2015
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida’s Kyle Pitts was named a Walter Camp First Team All-American, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Thursday.
Pitts becomes the first unanimous first-team All-American since Vernon Hargreaves III in 2015. Both Pitts and Hargreaves were named to the first teams of the AFCA, AP, FWAA, Sporting News and Walter Camp All-America teams.
His dominant performance this season also landed him a spot as a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (nation’s best pass catcher) and the Mackey Award (nation’s best TE).
Pitts quickly became the best tight end and one of the top pass catchers in the country this season with 43 receptions, 770 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Pitts’ 12 receiving touchdowns this season were the second-highest total by a tight end in Southeastern Conference history. Vanderbilt’s Allama Matthews (14 in 1982) holds the SEC record. His 770 yards this year ties Kirk Kirkpatrick (1990) for second on Florida’s single-season record list for receiving yards by a tight end.
The junior is the first tight end in Gators history and the eighth FBS tight end in the last five years (including 2020) with three games of 100-plus