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In This Together: Pitt’s Kenny Pickett Releases Heisman Statement

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In case you hadn’t heard, Pitt’s Kenny Pickett is officially one of the four finalists headed to New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation this weekend.

As a finalist for the top award in college football, Pickett — like he has all season — is giving this award to those around him. Pitt football, his coaches and teammates and Pitt nation as a whole.

“It is an incredible honor to be named a Heisman Trophy finalist.”

“I’m so proud to represent our university this weekend in New York City. This honor is about our entire program and all of my teammates and coaches.”

“Just like our ACC championship, we did this together.”

Along with Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Pickett’s resume of work (over 4,000 passing yards and 40 passing touchdowns) and team success (leading Pitt to its first-ever ACC championship) has led to his inclusion.

Pickett is the first Pitt player since Larry Fitzgerald in 2003 to be named as a finalist, and he’d be the first Pitt player since Tony Dorsett in 1976 to win the award.

The Heisman Trophy presentation is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 on ESPN.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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