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All-State football: Easton Pingleton reliable throughout Ada's memorable season

OKLAHOMAN ALL-STATE KICK RETURNER — The Ada Cougars' 2012 football season covered the emotional spectrum. Through the good and the bad, Easton Pingleton was reliable at receiver, defensive back and kick returner.
by Scott Wright Published: December 23, 2012

/articleid/3740044/1/pictures/1913741">Photo - All-State high school football player Easton Pingleton of Ada poses for a photo in Oklahoma City,  Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
All-State high school football player Easton Pingleton of Ada poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Pingleton finished the season with 86 catches for 1,430 yards and 20 touchdowns, along with two more touchdowns scored on interception returns, two on punt returns and one on a kickoff return. He also threw a 64-yard TD pass.

For his career, he had 147 catches for 2,478 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Pingleton credited his success to his connection with quarterback Wyatt Robson, who also set several passing records at Ada.

“Since ninth grade, we've been playing pitch-and-catch,” Pingleton said. “It's just like backyard football. We both have faith in each other. Wyatt knows he just has to put it close, and I know he's gonna put it close.”

A variety of Division II programs, like Central Oklahoma, East Central, and others have extended scholarship offers, but Pingleton, who has 4.3-second 40-yard dash speed, is hoping a Division I offer might still come.

Memphis, Houston, Arizona State and Tulsa have shown interest at times.

“I guess some players aren't the right fit for some people,” Pingleton said. “It's out of my hands now. I've done what I can do. The season's over. We'll see.”

by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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