2007 Selected in Seventh Round of NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns
2006 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 23 vs. Tulane)
Picked in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns ... Played in 25 games for the Tigers, starting 24 times ... Transferred to LSU in 2004 after spending two seasons at the University of Texas ... Finished LSU career with 61 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for losses and 8.5 sacks ... Invited to play in the 2007 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
SENIOR SEASON (2006)
A key member of the Tigers’ defensive front, starting all 13 games at right end ... Finished year with 27 tackles, 6.5 tackles for losses and 5.5 sacks ... Added a pair of quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... His 5.5 sacks ranked as second-highest total on team ... Named the SEC’s Defensive Lineman of the Week following the Tulane game where he was credited with four tackles, including one for loss, a sack and a forced fumble ... Turned in his best game of the year against Mississippi State, recording a season-high five tackles, including two for loss, and a career-high two sacks ... Recovered a fumble in the Tigers’ win over Alabama ... Had four tackles, including one for loss and a sack, against Ole Miss ... Capped career with one tackle in 41-14 win over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl.
JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Played in all games 13 with 12 starts in 2005 ... Finished with 34 tackles including 7 tackles for loss and 3 sacks ... Had sacks in consecutive games against Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt ... Played perhaps best game of season against Arkansas with 6 tackles and 1 forced fumble ... Had a total of 8 quarterback hurries and 4 pass breakups ... Registered a safety against Vanderbilt when he tackled Commodore quarterback Jay Cutler in the endzone.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Had to sit out due to the NCAA transfer rule ... Practiced but could not play.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2003 AT TEXAS)
Played in 10 games for Texas, recording 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks ... Added 4 tackles totaling 20-yards in losses for the Longhorns ... Redshirted as a true freshman for the Longhorns in 2002.
A blue-chip defensive lineman and one of the top recruits in the nation as a senior at Evangel ... Earned all-state honors during his junior and senior seasons ... Played defensive end and tight end for Evangel ... Member of 2002 5A state championship team ... Registered 63 tackles, including 14 for losses, and 6 sacks as a senior at Evangel ... Coached by Dennis Dunn.
Full name is Benjamin Chase Pittman ... Born May 15, 1983, in Minden ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing ... Majoring in general studies.
Total tackles: 5 vs. Mississippi St.
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Mississippi St.
Sacks: 2 vs. Mississippi St.
Total tackles: 6 vs. Arkansas, 2005
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Mississippi St., 2006
Sacks: 2 vs. Mississippi St., 2006
PITTMAN’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks INT
2005 13-12 23 11 34 8-57 3-33 0
2006 13-13 10 17 27 6.5-41 5.5-38 0
Totals 25-24 33 28 61 14.5-98 8.5-71 0