A couple of prominent All-American lists were announced Wednesday, and Pitt’s Kenny Pickett and Jordan Addison feature heavily throughout.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young took the ESPN All-American honors from Pickett, but Addison was named to the first team, along with Purdue’s David Bell. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach highlighted Addison’s role in Pitt’s breakout season:
“Addison and quarterback Kenny Pickett were nearly unstoppable this season while leading the Panthers to an ACC championship and 11 victories in a season for the first time since 1981, when Dan Marino was under center. Addison led FBS players with 17 touchdown catches (most by a Pitt player since Larry Fitzgerald had 22 in 2003) and had 93 receptions for 1,479 yards. Addison had four scoring receptions in a 48-38 win against Virginia on Nov. 20 that tied a school record.”
With ESPN only publishing a first team list, Pickett was not listed in the article.
CBS Sports and The Athletic both named Pickett and Addison to All-American second team honors. Pickett was named as CBS’s sole second teamer while Addison was joined by Ohio State’s Chris Olave. The Athletic also named Pickett as the sole second-teamer while Addison was joined by Bell and Western Kentucky’s Jerreth Sterns.
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Pickett was also named as the Senior Bowl’s first team All-American quarterback, and Cal Adomitis was named as the first team long snapper.
Pickett is a candidate for virtually every quarterback award, and he’s headed to New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation this weekend. Pickett has thrown for 4,319 yards and accounted for 47 touchdowns this season.
Addison is in the running for the Biletnikoff Award this season, named one of the three finalists, after a season of 93 receptions for 1,479 yards and 17 touchdowns.