Thursday, May 23, 2024

Pickett becomes Pitt’s all-time passing leader

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett set a school record on Thursday night. He set the record against the North Carolina Tar Heels on ESPN. 

Pickett is now the school’s all-time passing leader. He surpassed Alex Van Pelt’s record at the school.

Kenny Pickett smiles after a win with his teammates (Photo by Kenny Pickett/Instagram)

The previous record had stood since 1992. Van Pelt set the mark in his four years at the school. 

The 2021 Heisman Trophy candidate is in his fifth year at the school. He received a fifth year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. 

Pickett came into the game needing to throw for 113 yards in the game before setting the record. He had the record by the second quarter. 

He had 11,155 passing yards coming into the game. Van Pelt’s record was 11,267 passing yards. 

With several games left in the Panthers season, Pickett can add to his record-setting career at the school before he turns his attention to the 2022 NFL Draft. 

Besides Thursday’s game against the Tar Heels, Pickett will have two more regular-season games. Then the team will play in a Bowl game to conclude the season. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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