By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Kenny Pickett will not play in the Peach Bowl.
Pitt’s quarterback announced Thursday on social media that he is forgoing the game to begin training for the 2022 NFL Draft.
— Kenny Pickett (@kennypickett10) December 17, 2021
Pickett previously said he was “undecided” on playing against Michigan State in Atlanta on Dec. 30.
A Pitt man. A Pitt LEGEND.
— Pitt Athletics (@Pitt_ATHLETICS) December 17, 2021
Pickett, who finished third for the Heisman Trophy, threw for a team-record 4,319 yards passing and 42 passing touchdowns this season. He added five rushing scores.
He also became Pitt’s all-time leader in completions, passing yards, total offense and passing touchdowns.
His final start was a win against Wake Forrest in the ACC Championship game.