For over 25 years the Manning Passing Camp, founded and hosted by the legendary Manning family, has taught the next generation of football talent the key points of the game, with counselor help from some of the top collegiate quarterbacks. Including in that list of college quarterback counselors is Pitt’s Kenny Pickett.
The last time the event was held, in 2019, was the first time Pickett joined in as a counselor, and he planned to do the same last summer, but the camp was not held due to the pandemic.
When Pickett first attended the camp in 2019, he said that he was able to form a relationship with NFL legend and soon-to-be Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning.
“We kind of clicked the first day,” Pickett said in 2020. “He saw me the first day. That night, we sat down to dinner and talked for an hour. Really cool experience. I just tried to ask him questions and soak up as much as I can from a guy like that. Really, I think it’ll benefit me in the long run.”
Notable NCAA quarterbacks joining Pickett at the camp include Myles Brennan (LSU), Sam Howell (UNC), D.J. Uiagalelei (Clemson), Brock Purdy (Iowa State), Desmond Ritter (Cincinnati), and Pine-Richland graduate Phil Jurkovec (Boston College), among many others.