… as an athlete in an article by Adam Rittenberg on ESPN+.
28. Sam Pittman, Arkansas Razorbacks:
Add another coaching name to the Pittsburg State pipeline, as Pittman played there after his prep career in Oklahoma. He became a first-team NAIA All-American at defensive end and was a three-time all-conference selection. Pittman finished with Pittsburg State records for single-season sacks (22 in 1982) and career sacks (46). He had 263 career tackles and entered Pittsburg State’s Hall of Fame in 1998.