Ernie “Zazu” Pitts

Bio

Full name: Ernie Pitts

Nickname: Zazu

Born: March 8, 1935 in Aliquippa, PA

Died: Sept. 24, 1970

Last Season (1970) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 192 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • Jersey: #36
Amateur Programs
  • Denver
14 Season Career

Active years: 1957–1970
Active teams (2):

  • WPG 1957–1969
  • BC 1970

210 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 204 regular season games
  • 6 Grey Cup appearances (4 championship wins)
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
14 seasons
(Rank: T67th,
99th percentile,
14 CFL seasons)
2 teams 204
(Rank: T95th,
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
Ernie “Zazu” Pitts Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Regular Season
Longest Reception – Play T7th 107 yards (TD) WPG 1958 CGY 9 @ WPG 36
 
Playoffs
-- 83 yards (TD) WPG 1961 CGY 14 @ WPG 43
Receiving Yards – Game T16th 178 yards WPG 1961 CGY 14 @ WPG 43
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.