The quarterback broke the record in the first quarter of Thursday's game against North Carolina.

By: KDKA-TV’s Michael Guise

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett made history in Thursday’s game against North Carolina.

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Pickett surpassed Alex Van Pelt to become the all-time leading passer in program history.

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The quarterback broke the record in the first quarter of the game at Heinz Field. He came into the game needing only 113 yards passing to break the record.

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Van Pelt threw for 11,267 yards passing during his career from 1989-92.