By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The recognition of Kenny Pickett’s historic 2021 season can add one more accolade to the resume.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Frigid Temperatures Wrap Up The Week
The ACC Player Of The Year.
Pickett received 52 of a possible 64 votes and was overwhelmingly named the overall ACC Player Of the Year.
He also was named the ACC’s Offensive Player of the Year, receiving 54 votes.READ MORE: Search For Suspects Continues After Student Killed In Shooting Outside Oliver Citywide Academy
In 12 games this season, Pickett has a completion percentage of 67.7%, thrown for 4,066 yards, and 40 touchdowns. He’s done all of that while only throwing seven interceptions.
Pickett also added four rushing touchdowns, taking his overall total to 44.
He is now the first Pitt quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards 40 touchdowns in a season. It puts him in the company with Florida State’s Jameis Winston who had a similar stat line in 2013 when he won the Heisman Trophy.
Pickett’s honors as offensive player of the year and overall player of the year make him the second player in school history to win both, joining James Conner who won both in 2014.MORE NEWS: When Should You Take A PCR Test Vs. A Rapid Antigen Test?
Pickett and the Panthers will take on Wake Forest in the ACC Football Championship Game this Saturday in Charlotte.