Former BYU player Dennis Pitta could change Super Bowl XLVII

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While playing for BYU, tight end Dennis Pitta was arguably quarterback Max Hall’s favorite target. The Ravens drafted Pitta in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft, and his under-the-radar play might make him a deciding factor against San Francisco.

In the regular season, Pitta had 61 catches and seven touchdowns. In the postseason, he’s had 10 catches and two touchdowns. (AP Photo)

Sports Illustarted even went so far as to call Pitta the most underrated player of this year’s Super Bowl:

“Pitta is starting to emerge as a top guy for them,” 49ers defensive back Donte Whitner said. “He’s getting behind the defense, he’s scoring in the red zone, and he’s becoming just a reliable, all-around guy for them — developing into a top tight end in the National Football League.”

Read more about Pitta’s role for the Ravens on the Sports Illustrated NFL blog.

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