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#49 Kirston Pittman
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 252 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Garyville, La.
High School: East St. John HS
Kirston Pittman Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/27/2009

2007 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 8 vs. Virginia Tech)
2003 Freshman All-SEC (Sporting News)

CAREER
Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA following the 2007 season ... Missed two full seasons with injuries 2005 and 2006 ... Joined the Tigers in 2003 and was a member of two BCS National Championship Teams ... Played in 52 games during career, starting 25 times ... Finished with 139 tackles, including 26 for losses and 15.5 sacks ... Added 37 QB hurries ... Graduated in December of 2007 ... Signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams a day after the 2009 NFL Draft.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Had two senior seasons after being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA ... Played in 13 games for the Tigers in 2008, starting 10 times ... Finished with 35 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses and 2.5 sacks ... Had best game of season in road win over Auburn with six tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses and four QB hurries ... Had big game in home win over Tulane with eight tackles, one sack and a PBU ... Other sacks came vs. South Carolina (.5 for -4 yards) and Arkansas (1 for -3 yards) ... Finished with two tackles, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry against Mississippi State.

SENIOR SEASON (2007)
Played and started all 14 games at defensive end for the Tigers ... Led the Tigers in both sacks (8.0) and tackles for losses (13.5) ... Second among LSU defensive linemen in tackles with 68 ... Added 14 quarterback hurries and an interception ... Earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors following the Virginia Tech game where he led the team with a career-high eight stops ... Had six tackles in the win over Alabama, a total that included a career-high three TFL and a career-best two sacks ... Against Tulane, led the team with seven tackles ... Matched that tackle total versus both Florida and Kentucky ... Also picked off the first pass of his career in the win over Florida ... Interception against Florida ignited a late LSU rally that saw the Tigers overcome a 10-point deficit in the final 12 minutes to win the contest ... LSU scored five plays later to pull to within 24-21 ... LSU went on to win that game 28-24 ... Capped season with seven tackles, including one sack for a 3-yard loss, in the win over Ohio State.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2006)
Missed all of 2006 after tearing Achilles tendon during an offseason workout.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Redshirted after missing the entire season with a foot injury.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Played in 12 games with one start ... Started for first time in his career at right defensive end against Vanderbilt ... Capped sophomore season with 21 tackles and five tackles totaling 25 yards in losses ... Had three sacks, one each against Florida, Vanderbilt and Ole Miss.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
True freshman that saw action on third-down situations for the Tigers ... Earned Freshmen All-SEC honors from The Sporting News ... Also named honorable mention Freshmen All-American by Collegefootballnews.com ... Played in 13 games with no starts ... Had 15 tackles and 2 sacks ... Fourth on the team with 17 quarterback hurries ... Had first sack of career in 17-10 win over Georgia ... Added another sack in win over South Carolina ... Sat out the Western Illinois game with a knee sprain ... Recovered a fumble in win over Arizona and forced a fumble in victory over South Carolina.

HIGH SCHOOL
Considered one of the top prep defenders in the state of Louisiana ... Ranked as the No. 13 defensive end by Tom Lemming of ESPN.com ... Member of College Football News' Top 150 Prospects, SuperPrep All-America 288, Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Top 25 Blue-Chip list and the Shreveport Times' Top 20 ... A dominating pass rusher who made 42 tackles as a senior, blocked three punts, and had one interception returned for a touchdown ... Registered 40 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior ... Coached by Larry Dauterieve.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kirston Jarre Pittman ... Born on Jan. 18, 1985, in New Orleans ... Parents are Thomas and Emma Pittman ... Has four siblings, David, Thomas, Darwin and Louis ... Older brother Thomas Pittman played several years in the NFL ... Graduated in December of 2007 with a degree in general studies. 

CAREER HIGHS   
Total tackles:
8, twice
Tackles for loss: 3 vs. Alabama, 2007
Sacks: 2 vs. Alabama, 2007
Interceptions: 1 vs. Florida, 2007

PITTMAN’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR
2003
13-0
6
9
15
2.0-14
2.0-25
2
17
0-0
1
1-0
2004
12-1
10
11
21
5.0-25
3.0-19
1
1
0-0
0
0-0
2005
Redshirt Season (Foot)
2006
Medical Hardship Season (Achilles)
2007
14-14
32
36
68
13.5-73
8.0-50
1
14
1-0
0
0-0
2008

13-10

13

22

35

5.5-18

2.5-12

2

5

0-0

0

0-0

Totals

52-25
61
78
139
26.0-130
15.5-106
6
37
1-0
1
1-0

 

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