Pitt QB Kenny Pickett named semifinalist for Walter Camp Player of the Year award
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award.
The list of 15 semifinalists was announced on Thursday afternoon.
Walter Camp POTY 🏆 Semifinalist
Kenny Pickett is among 15 contenders to be named National Player of the Year!#H2P » @WalterCampFF pic.twitter.com/cGl2gHkn6j
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) November 11, 2021
Pickett is in the midst of a career season for the Panthers. He’s near the top of the ACC in every major passing statistic, throwing for 3,171 yards and 29 touchdowns this season. Both of those benchmarks are career highs.
Pitt is also in contention for the ACC title. The Panthers control their own destiny in the ACC Coastal going into Thursday night’s game vs. North Carolina.
The last Pittsburgh player to win the Walter Camp Award was receiver Larry Fitzgerald in 2003. Hugh Green and Tony Dorsett have also won the award, which dates back to 1967.
Pickett is also a contender for the Heisman Trophy. He’s currently fifth in the betting odds and will have a great chance to be a finalist if the Panthers win the ACC.
QB Kenny Pickett currently is 6th in the nation in Heisman odds at +2500. A huge performance on national TV tonight could move him into the top 3. pic.twitter.com/Uc9M6LjsN5
— Saturday Road (@SaturdayRoad) November 11, 2021
Kick off vs. the Tar Heels is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday night.