Most Players Drafted from California High School
OCS alumni Michael Pittman, Jr. (wide receiver) and Colby Parkinson (tight end) have been drafted by the National Football League to the Indiana Colts and the Seattle Seahawks, respectively. Pittman was number 34 in the second round, and Parkinson was 133 in round 4, giving Oaks Christian the distinction of most players drafted from the same California high school.
The duo become the fifth and sixth OCS Lions to go pro, joining: Jimmy Clausen, 2010, Carolina Panthers; Casey Matthews, 2011, Philadelphia Eagles; Cassius Marsh, 2014, Seattle Seahawks, and Jordan Payton, 2016, Cleveland Browns.
Pittman follows in the footsteps of his father, Michael Pittman, Sr. former NFL running back and Super Bowl XXXVII champion with the Buccaneers.
As an OCS Lion, Pittman caught 81 passes for 1,990 yards and 24 touchdowns his senior year and was named first team All-America by Parade and Max Preps, as well as being selected for the All-American Bowl. In the final game of his high school career, Pittman caught 16 passes for 354 yards and five touchdowns. He was named the 2015 All-County Player of the Year.
At USC, Pittman was named the Pac-12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week and was named first team All-Conference as a special teamer. As a senior, he caught 10 passes for 232 yards (5th-most in a game in USC history), He finished the regular season with 95 receptions for 1,222 yards and 11 touchdowns and was named first team All-Pac-12 and a consensus second team All-America selection.
A three-sport letter winner at Oaks Christian, Parkinson was also an All-American Bowl player. He had an outstanding career at Oaks Christian, including an impressive junior year where caught 24 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns. He was also named to the 2016 All-USA Second Team by USA Today.
At Stanford, he tied the record for most touchdowns in a single game for a tight end: he had six catches for 166 yards and four touchdowns against Oregon State. He earned All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention, and caught 87 passes for 1,171 yards and 12 touchdowns in three seasons.
Photos: VC County Star