Before Gage Pitt was scoring touchdowns, imagine a young boy learning how to catch the football.
"I started playing football with my brother probably when I was around 5 years old." Gage Pitt said.
"Tyler would throw the ball to him like he was 12 and Gage would catch
it," Gage's mother, Stacey Crawford said. "So I would go out and try to
throw with him and try to catch with him and they would be like go sit
down, you catch like a girl."
Gage’s father, Kenneth John Pitt wasn’t there.
"Gage was born that morning and him and his brother were out celebrating
and got into a car accident," Crawford said. "Like within 12 hours."
He died in May of 1998.
"I think around 4 or 5 probably, she explained it to me and I never
really asked any questions about it afterwards. I just left it alone and
I knew that he had passed away," Gage said.
Although his father was gone, Gage embodied the character he was.