Ernie “Zazu” Pitts

Bio

Full name: Ernie Pitts

Nickname: Zazu

Born March 8, 1935 in Aliquippa, PA

Last Season (1970) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Position: DB
  • Jersey: #36
Amateur Programs
  • Denver
14 Season Career with WPG, BC

Active years: 1957–1970

210 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 204 regular season games
  • 6 Grey Cup appearances (4 championship wins)
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Ernie “Zazu” Pitts was inducted into the Player wing in 2019 (CFHoF profile).

Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

Ernie “Zazu” Pitts was inducted into the Player wing in 1986.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
14 seasons
(Rank: T67th,
99th percentile,
14 CFL seasons)
2 teams 204
(Rank: T93rd,
99th percentile,
204 CFL games)
0 6
1957 WPG E 77 16 -- 1
1958 WPG E 77 11 -- 1
1959 WPG E 77 16 -- 1
1960 WPG E 77 16 -- 0
1961 WPG E 77 16 -- 1
1962 WPG E 77 16 -- 1
1963 WPG E 77 9 -- 0
1964 WPG E 77 15 -- 0
1965 WPG DB, E 77 16 -- 1
1966 WPG DB, E 77 16 -- 0
1967 WPG DB, E 77 16 -- 0
1968 WPG DB 77 15 -- 0
1969 WPG DB 77 16 -- 0
1970 BC DB 36 10 -- 0