NEW YORK — Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett finished third in the voting for the 2021 Heisman Trophy, the Heisman Trust announced on Saturday.
Pickett received 631 vote points in the top-three ranking process. Winner Bryce Young of Alabama had 2,311 vote points. Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson came in second with 954 vote points. Young’s margin of victory was the seventh highest in the history of the award.
In first place votes, Young led the with 684, followed by Hutchinson with 78, Alabama linebacker Will Anderson with 31 and then Pickett with 28. A total of 17 different players received at least one first-place vote. Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral earned 10 first-place votes, including the fan vote.
Hutchinson had the most second-place votes with 273. Pickett had the most third-place votes. The vote was spread significantly after Young, who was on 90% of ballots. Hutchinson appeared on 57% of ballots and Pickett was on 43% of ballots. There were 883 ballots returned out of 928 given out.
Pickett was Pitt’s first finalist since Larry Fitzgerald finished in second place in 2003.