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Addison, Kancey, Pickett Named AP All-Americans



There has been no shortage of postseason honors for Pitt this season, with Kenny Pickett named a Heisman finalist and the winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and Jordan Addison winning the Biletnikoff Award, and now three Pitt players have been named to the top All-American list.

Addison, fresh off a sophomore campaign in which he won Biletnikoff Award as the top wide receiver in college football, earned first team honors. Addison is joined by Purdue’s David Bell and Alabama’s Jameson Williams.

With 1,497 yards and 17 touchdowns on 93 receptions this season, Addison emerged as not just Pickett’s favorite target but the best wide receiver in the nation.

With Heisman winner Bryce Young of Alabama earning the first team quarterback spot, Pickett reeled in the second team honors for his stellar super-senior season. With 4,319 passing yards and 47 total touchdowns, Pickett emerged as one of the most excellent players in college football this season.

While Young won many of the major awards that Pickett was in the running for, Pickett’s third-place Heisman finish is the highest in team history since Larry Fitzgerald’s second-place finish in 2003.

While Pitt’s offensive firepower stole the headlines this year, another season of getting after opposing quarterbacks — to the tune of 51 sacks to place second in the nation — saw Calijah Kancey honored as a third team defensive tackle.

Kancey paced Pitt in tackles for loss, racking up 13, and his seven sacks ranked second on the team. He accumulated 32 tackles (23 solo), forced a fumble and defended a pass. Purdue’s George Karlaftis also earned third team defensive lineman honors.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

Is there a reason to mention a Purdue player in a Pitt blog?

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