Football


Rodney Pittman
Rodney Pittman
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Washington, Md.

High School:
Friendly

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 242

Position:
LB

Experience:
2-1

The Pittman File

Pregame ritual
Praying

Favorite sports movie
Any Given Sunday

Who would play you in a movie about your life
Will Smith

Person you would like to spend the day with
Ray Lewis

Favorite food
Pizza

Favorite Zookism
The way you are off the field is the way you will be on the field

Why Illinois?
Loved the people, the community, the coaches and players

2008: Totalled career-highs in tackles (9) and solos (7) against Ohio State, also forcing a fumble ... Had a career-high eight tackles against Iowa, with a QB sack, 1.5 TFLs and a QB hurry ... Had seven tackles - four solos - at Wisconsin, with 0.5 TFLs ... Totalled three tackles against Indiana ... Had three tackles, including 0.5 TFLs, at Penn State ... Tallied six tackles, including two solos, against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Recorded six tackles, including two solos, against Eastern Illinois ... Had three tackles, including one solo, versus Missouri.

2007: Played in all 13 games, making his first collegiate start against Syracuse ... Assisted on a tackle against Michigan ... Notched his first career sack at Syracuse ... Recorded two tackles, both solos, and his first career TFL against Missouri.

2006: Saw action in 10 games ... Assisted on three tackles against Eastern Illinois ... Was in on 95 snaps, 79 of which were special teams ... Had a quarterback hurry at Wisconsin.

2005: Played in all 11 games, primarily on special teams, but was in on 29 defensive snaps at linebacker ... Recorded eight tackles, including four solo stops ... Had a career-best five tackles at Iowa.

High School: Accounted for 132 tackles, eight sacks and two interceptions in 2004 ... Earned all-state honors as a senior ... Also earned all-county honors from the Washington Post ... Rated the No. 56 prospect in Maryland by Rivals.com ... Played both linebacker and defensive line as a senior as well as tight end on the offensive side ... For his career, he totaled 270 tackles, 22 sacks and 36 quarterback hurries ... Chose Illinois over Marshall, Syracuse and Boston College ... Runs a 4.6 40-yard dash ... High school coach was George Early.

Personal: Full given name is Rodney Maurice Pittman ... Born May 28, 1987 ... Son of Ronald and Reka Pittman ... Finished high school with a 3.5 GPA ... Earned the school's Academic Athlete of the Year ... Majoring in speech communication.


Career Highs:

Tackles: 9 vs. Ohio State, 11/15/08
Solos: 7 vs. Ohio State, 11/15/08
QB Sacks: 1, twice (last vs. Iowa, 11/1/08)
TFL: 1.5 vs. Iowa, 11/1/08
QBH: 1, twice (last vs. Iowa 11/1/08)
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Ohio State, 11/15/08


Pittman's Statistics:

Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
2005 4 4 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 3 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2007 3 1 4 2.0 4 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2008 25 28 53 3.5 13 1.0 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 32 36 68 5.5 17 2.0 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2008 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 18, 2008 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 8, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2008 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Aug 30, 2008 vs. Missouri 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 06, 2008 EASTERN ILLINOIS 2 4 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 13, 2008 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 2 4 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 27, 2008 at Penn State 0 3 3 0.5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 4, 2008 at Michigan 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 11, 2008 MINNESOTA 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 18, 2008 INDIANA 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 25, 2008 at Wisconsin 4 3 7 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 1, 2008 IOWA 3 5 8 1.5 10 1.0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 08, 2008 vs. Western Michigan 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 15, 2008 OHIO STATE 7 2 9 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 22, 2008 at Northwestern 5 1 6 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 13

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 2 0 2 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 1 0 1 1.0 2 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 10

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 3 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2005 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 1, 2005 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 11

2005 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 1, 2005 at Iowa 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


updated 12/5/08

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