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2021 Heisman Trophy finalist: Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett has been an elite player this season. As a result, the redshirt senior has received an invitation to the Big Apple, as a 2021 Heisman Trophy finalist. 

He will be joined by two fellow quarterbacks. Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young, who is believed to be the favorite, and Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud will also be there. 

Kenny Pickett is all smiles, as he raises the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship (Photo by Kenny Pickett/Instagram)

The fourth Heisman Trophy candidate is Michigan Wolverines stud defensive end Aidan Hutchinson. He is the first defensive player to receive an invite since former Ohio State Buckeyes stud defensive end Chase Young in 2019. 

Pickett is one of the oldest finalists to receive an invitation to New York City. But will he be one of the oldest to win the award? 

Former Florida State Seminoles quarterback Chris Weinke is the oldest player to ever win the Heisman Trophy award. He was 28-years-old when he won the Heisman in 2000. 

Former Oklahoma Sooners running back Billy Sims is the second oldest to win the award. He was 23-years-old and 78 days when he won the award in 1978. 

Pickett is 23-years-old. However, if he wins the award, he’ll be the second oldest to win the award.

He’ll be 23-years-old, 6 months, and 6 days on Saturday.

Only one Panthers player has ever won the award. Tony Dorsett won the award from the school in 1976. 

Pickett has gone 334 of 497 for 4,319 yards in 13 games. He also has 42 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.

In addition, he also has 98 carries for 233 yards and five more touchdowns. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
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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