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Pitt’s Kenny Pickett Named as a Walter Camp Award Finalist



If there’s an award that Pitt’s Kenny Pickett can win this season, he’s probably a finalist for it already.

Already named the ACC Player of the Year, Pickett is a finalist for the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien Awards, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and he’s on the Heisman Trophy ballot.

Pickett was named as a finalist for the 2021 Walter Camp National Player of the Year Award Thursday — adding yet another potential honor to his resume.

Pickett’s impact with Pitt this season is hard to quantify, but with the awards and honors that he’s currently in the running for, perhaps that’s a decent showing of how important he’s been for the Panthers.

Through 12 games, Pickett has reached previously unmatched by ACC quarterbacks in throwing for 4,066 yards and 40 touchdowns on 314-of-464 passing attempts. He’s completed 67.7 percent of his passing attempts this season with just seven interceptions while rushing for 213 yards and four more touchdowns.

Aside from Pickett, Georgia’s Jordan Davis, Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III and Alabama’s Bryce Young are in the running for National Player of the Year.

The award will be voted upon by the 130 FBS head coaches and sports information directors, and the winner will be announced at the College Football Awards Show on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

Pitt has had three Walter Camp Award winners since the honor’s 1967 unveiling. Tony Dorsett won the award in 1976, Hugh Green won the award in 1980 and Larry Fitzgerald won the award in 2003.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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