Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Former NFL RB Michael Pittman asks for prayers, says family member with coronavirus 'needs a miracle'

Former NFL running back Michael Pittman is asking for prayers for a family member who has contracted the coronavirus, according to Jenna Laine of ESPN. The family member is in a coma and in critical condition, Laine posted on Twitter on Thursday.

Laine is an NFL Nation reporter covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for whom Pittman played for six years (2002-07). He enjoyed his best NFL season in 2004, when he rushed for 926 yards and seven touchdowns, and caught 41 passes for 391 yards and three TDs, in 13 games.

Drafted out of Fresno State by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, PIttman played four seasons in Arizona before joining Tampa Bay. His 11th and final NFL season was with the Denver Broncos in 2008.

Pittman’s son, Michael Pittman Jr., is a highly-touted NFL prospect after starring as a wide receiver at USC.

Please join us in praying for Pittman’s family, and all those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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