Trojans Pittman Named Walter Camp All-American
By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. was recently named Walter Camp All-American 2nd team. He and two other So Cal players have received one of the most prestigious honors college football. It’s the 130th year of the oldest All-American Team founded by Camp “The Farther of American Football” in 1890.
During the 2019 campaign he had five 100 yard receiving games including a 10 catch 232 yards against Utah. Pittman finished the year with a team high 95 catches for 1,222 yards and 11 touchdowns (The ladder ranks him 3rd and 6th nationally). He had two thirteen catch games vs Arizona State and UCLA. Pittman also finished runner-up to JaMarr Chase of LSU for the Biletnikoff Award.
The 6-4 sr. from Woodlands Hills (Oaks Christian) helped lead the Trojans to an 8-4 record and a Holiday Bowl appearance.
Pittman Is expected to go in the NFL draft, but will play in the game stating on social media, “Just in case y’all wondering, I am playing in the bowl game.”
Pittman is joined on the 2nd team by Ohio States O-Lineman Wyatt Davis of Bellflower (St. John Bosco) and Boise State’s LB Curtis Weaver from Long Beach (St. Anthony’s). Davis helped lead the Buckeyes to a 13-0 record and had an averages of over 500 yards per game, 272 in the air, and 220 on the ground. After red shirting his freshman season, Davis stepped in for the senior Demetrius Knox. He played so well he never left the spot.
In 2018 when Knox went down. O-Line coach Greg Studrawa saw Davis excel. “He goes into the Big 10 Championship Game not only blocks but dominates people,” said Studrawa. “His biggest asset now is his physicality.”
While playing locally he was the Los Angeles Times Trinity League Lineman the Year. Scouts, Rivals, and 247 sports all had him as the number one guard in the country. He helped lead the Braves to 13-2 season and a CIF Championship. The 6-4, 315 pound Davis has great mobility as he played basketball also.
Boise State’s Weaver was named first team Defensive lineman along with Chase Young of Ohio State. Weaver a graduate of St Anthony’s in Long Beach. The 6-3, 265 pounder finished the season with 50 tackles 30 of them solo and that includes 13.5 sacks. He also set the Mountain West Conference record for sacks.
Weaver has racked off a multitude of honors including MWC Defensive Player of the Year. He also is a three time All-Mountain West First Team (2017-2019) member. He has excelled in the classroom being named to the MWC All–Academic West in 2017. He is joined on the first team by Chase Young of Ohio State. They will be taking on Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl.
They all will be honored Jan 18th, 2020 at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut by the Walter Camp Foundation non-profit organization.