Michael Pittman grew up with an elder brother named Wayne Pittman. The Pittman brothers used to play football together.
Wayne also attended Mira Mesa Senior High School and played football as a running back.
Wayne was the biggest inspiration to his younger brother, Michael, growing up.
Moreover, Michael’s brother might have been the reason for him to pursue a football career.
Michael Pittman, born August 14, 1975, is a former professional football player.
The New Orleans, Louisiana native attended Fresno State University and was named second-team All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Pacific Division in 1997.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Pittman in the fourth round (95th overall pick) in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Following the draft, Michael received two years of probation after a misdemeanor battery case in January 1998, and his draft stock fell.
Later, he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26, 2003.
After becoming a free agent, Pittman signed for the Denver Broncos on May 27, 2008.
Following his short stint with the Broncos, the running back played with the Florida Tuskers of the UFL.
Michael Pittman Brother Wayne Pittman
The former professional football player was born to his father, Henry, and mother on August 14, 1975, and had an elder brother, Wayne.
Growing up, their father, who was in the military, had to travel to the Gulf War, and Wayne was the fatherly figure to his younger brother.
Wayne played football during high school as a running back and was considered the best two-way player in the section.
He averaged 10.7 yards a carry during high school and gained 1,604 yards. Then Mira Mesa coach Brad Griffith said, “He’s the best football player I’ve ever had.”
Griffith remembered Pittman’s sophomore year when the 5-11, 190-pound running back smashed into a tackler with such force that the player didn’t get up for more than a minute.
Following high school career, he attended San Diego State University on a football scholarship.
However, his collegiate career and his current whereabouts are still in the blinds.
Michael Pittman Family Tree
Michael Pittman has had two previous relationships before his current one with Karli Pittman.
His first relationship was with his college sweetheart, Kristin Randall. With Kristin, the former couple birthed two kids, Jordanne and Michael Jr.
Their eldest child, Jordanne, was born in 1996; a year later, Michael Jr. was born on October 5, 1997.
Michael Jr. is also a professional football player for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He started his professional NFL journey as the second sound pick by the Colts in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Michael Sr. and Kristin’s relationship reportedly lasted till 2000, and Michael found a new love in Melissa Cary-Pittman.
They welcomed two kids from their marriage, Mycah Pittman and Mykava Pittman.
Both of their kids are into sports; Mycah plays football for the University of Utah Athletics, and Mykava plays softball at Florida Southern College.
Michael Sr. is currently in a relationship with Karli and shares a child with her.