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Kenny Pickett Named Semifinalist For Maxwell Award



Kenny Pickett is a contender for one of the top postseason awards in college football.Β It was announced on Monday that Pickett is a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, which is given to the college football player of the year.

Considering the senior senior Pickett is having, today’s announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Pickett has led Pitt to a 6-2 record and their current spot atop the ACC Coastal Division. In eight games this season, Pickett has passed for 2,755 yards, 29 total touchdowns (26 passing and 3 rushing) and has completed 70% of his passes (207 of 299).

These individual statistics have placed Pickett in the top 10 in eight NCAA statistical categories, including total offense, passing touchdowns, passing yards/game, total passing yards, passing efficiency, etc.

Pickett is re-writing the Pitt record book for quarterbacks as he’s recently set the benchmark for passing yards in a game (519), completions in a game (39), career touchdowns (84) and all-time leader in total offense (11,492 yards), career completions (918), career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (18).

Kenny Pickett Passes Dan Marino in Pitt’s Total TDs

The Maxwell Award will name three finalists on November 23 and the winner will be announced during ESPN’s College Football Awards Show on December 9.Β Two former Pitt players have won the Maxwell Award- running back Tony Dorsett (1976) and Hugh Green (1980).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rusty Shackelford
Rusty Shackelford
9 months ago

I feel bad for Kenny. He lost a shot at a heisman cause of questionable at best officiating and a defense that failed him.

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9 months ago

The Defense did make a couple stops in the 2nd half, holding them to only 7 points.
Plus the D… jobbed on the non-Safety call, which could have changed the outcome of the game, as it would have been 38-36, and them punting to Pitt from their 20.

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9 months ago

Can’t imagine the Football Gods, letting Pickett win either the Maxwell or the Heisman.
Since Pitt isn’t among the schools given: Most Favored Blue Blood school status.
But we are in the topsy turvy CoronaWorld, so who knows.


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