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Kenny Pickett Named Finalist For the Johnny Unitas Award



Considering his performance this season, it should come as no surprise that Kenny Pickett is a contender for college football’s award for top senior quarterback.

Today, Pickett was named one of ten finalists for the 2021 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is presented to college football’s top upperclassman quarterback and acknowledges on-field performances as well as “character, citizenship, integrity and those who honor the game.”

The other finalists are: Brennan Armstrong (Virginia), Anthony Brown (Oregon), Matt Corrall (Ole Miss), Sam Hartman (Wake Forest), Devin Leary (NC State), Grayson McCall (Coastal Carolina), Desmond Rider (Cincinnati), Carson Strong (Nevada) and Malik Willis (Liberty).

The winner will be announced at the Golden Arm Award banquet in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, December 10.

Through eight games, Pickett has thrown for 2,755 yards, combined for 29 touchdowns (26 passing and 3 rushing) and has completed 70% of his passes. He has already been named a first-team “Midseason All-American” by the Athletic, CBS Sports and The Sporting News.

Pickett has already earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and is currently enrolled in the Katz Graduate School of Business.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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