80  Marquel Pittman
Marquel Pittman

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Maxton, N.C.

High School:
Purnell Swett HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
WR


Career Notes: Finished his career with 135 catches to rank just outside WCU's career top 10 ... Amassed 1,922 receiving yards, finishing with seven, 100-yard performances including a career-high 124 yards receiving against Wofford during his redshirt freshman season ... Recorded 17 receiving touchdowns to rank sixth in school history ... Finished his career with 1,987 career all-purpose yards, averaging 49.7 per game over his 40-game career;
* Surpassed 1,000-yards receiving for his career at Wofford in 2008, reaching the milestone on his third catch of the game - a 12-yard scoring strike from red-shirt QB Zack Jaynes that gave Western the early, 7-0, lead;

2010 (Redshirt Senior): Played in eight games on the season making four starts at wide receiver ... Missed the first two games of the year due to a team-imposed suspension for the violation of team rules ... Ranked fifth on the team with 16 catches for 244 yards, the fourth-most gained on the season ... Averaged 30.5 yards per game and 15.2 yards per catch ... Caught three touchdown passes on the year ... Hauled in seven passes for 114 yards - including a career-long 78-yard reception - and a touchdown in the road win over Gardner-Webb ... Was tabbed the team's offensive player of the week following the GWU win ... Matched his season-high with seven catches for 90 yards against Chattanooga ... Returned a team-high nine punts for 55 yards ... Was a preseason second team All-Southern Conference selection at wide receiver.

2009 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 11 games at wide receiver for the WCU offense ... With at least one catch in every game, led the team with 50 catches for 619 yards and five touchdowns ... Averaged a team-best 56.3 yards receiving per game to rank eighth in the Southern Conference - and rank third on the squad in all-purpose yards ... His 4.5 receptions per game average ranked seventh in the SoCon ... Ranked third on the team in scoring with 32 points coming on five TDs and one two-point conversion reception against Gardner-Webb ... Recorded two, 100-yard receiving games with 113 yards on nine catches against GWU and 109 yards on nine catches in a road win over Eastern Kentucky ... In WCU's annual Spring Game, hauled in one pass down the left sideline for a 30-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Zack Jaynes.

2008 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 11 games making nine starts ... Ranked second on the team with 40 catches but led the squad with 583 receiving yards ... Ranked seventh in the SoCon with 53 yards receiving per game ... Hauled in four touchdown passes ... Posted two 100-yard receiving games during the year, but only managed one catch for 10 yards in his final three games ... Caught six passes for 109 yards and his first TD of the season in the opener against Shorter College ... Recorded a career-long, 78-yard reception from QB Andy Horn against nationally-ranked Liberty - it was his only catch against the Flames ... Posted his fourth career 100-yard receiving day against Presbyterian (106) ... Hauled in his third receiving TD versus the Blue Hose, an acrobatic-circus catch between two PC defenders that proved to be the game-winner ... Was held without a catch for the first-time in his WCU career against Georgia Southern, missing most of the second half with a knee injury ... Playing for both offensive units, caught 12 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown in the annual WCU Spring Game.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 10 of the team's 11 games with seven starts, missing the Georgia Southern game due to a broken bone in his hand ... Caught 22 passes for 476 yards, a 16.4 yards-per-catch average ... Had at least one catch in each of his 10 games, with six multiple-catch performances ... Made his first career reception midway through the third quarter at Alabama - a catch good for just one yard ... Hauled in five TD receptions, including a pair of two-score performances in back-to-back games against The Citadel and Wofford ... Had a career-high 124 yards against 11th-ranked Wofford on six catches for an average of 20.7 yds/catch ... In the win over Presbyterian, caught a season-high seven passes for 107 yards, with a long of 42 yards ... Sometime during the PC game, suffered a broken hand that had to be surgically repaired and forced him to miss the GSU game ... Also rushed one time for a five-yard gain on an end-around ... Was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for the week of the Wofford game.

2006 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a red-shirt.

Prior to Western: Elected to represent the winning North Carolina Team in the Shrine Bowl ... Two-time Robeson County Player of the Year at Purnell Swett HS ... Named All-Two Rivers Conference ... Tabbed North Carolina Prep All-State as a senior ... Had 52 Catches for 903 yards and 10 TDs along with 92 tackles and four interceptions on defense.

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