Kenny Pickett becomes Pitt's all-time passing leader in first half vs. North Carolina
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett made history in the first half vs. North Carolina on Thursday night.
He surpassed Alex Van Pelt for the top spot in passing yardage in program history. He now has over 11,200 yards in his career — and counting.
PITT RECORD @KennyPickett10 🐐
He passes Alex Van Pelt for passing yards in a career at the University of Pittsburgh!#H2P » #BeatUNC pic.twitter.com/n4mpEN86KQ
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) November 12, 2021
Here’s video of the record-breaking throw:
Kenny Pickett with an absolute DIME 🎯 pic.twitter.com/ah3HbUhfmp
— Action Network Colleges (@ActionColleges) November 12, 2021
Pickett and Van Pelt are the only quarterbacks in Pitt history to surpass 10,000 passing yards in a career. Dan Marino is No. 3 on the all-time list with 8,597 yards.
Pickett also holds Pitt’s single-game record for passing yards with 519, which he set earlier this year in a loss to Miami. He’s currently second on the program’s singe-season passing yardage leaderboard, but will have a good chance to catch Rod Rutherford (3,679 yards) in the next couple weeks.
The Panthers are in a fight for the ACC Coastal division title. If they defeat the Tar Heels on Thursday, they will have a chance to virtually clinch the crown next week against Virginia.
Pitt leads UNC 17-7 mid-way through the second quarter.