Pitts will attend Packers’ 100-year celebration

The Pitts family is staying busy in the world of football.

Ron Pitts, an Agoura resident who played in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills, will participate in a ceremony for the Packers’ 100-year celebration Sun., Sept. 9 at Lambeau Field when Green Bay opens the regular season at 5:20 p.m. against the Chicago Bears on NBC Sunday Night Football.

Ron will attend the event in honor of his father, Elijah Pitts, who won two Super Bowls and five total national championships with the Packers for legendary head coach Vince Lombardi. The elder Pitts, who died at age 60 in 1998, was also an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Rams.

Elijah’s grandchildren Shea and Lee, both Oaks Christian High graduates, are making an impact in college football.

Shea Pitts, a redshirt freshman defensive back for UCLA who sports a 4.0 GPA, will travel and dress with the team for the Bruins’ road game against No. 6 Oklahoma. UCLA, under the direction of first-year head coach Chip Kelly, lost its opener to Cincinnati 26-17 last weekend.

Lee Pitts, a sophomore cornerback who transferred to Azusa Pacific from Arizona, snared two interceptions in his first game, a 17-7 win against West Texas A&M on Sept. 1. Azusa Pacific, a Division II school, plays host to Simon Fraser at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Glendora.

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