Pitt star Kenny Pickett is adding to his trophy case.
On Tuesday, it was announced that the Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback has been named the recipient of the 2021 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Pickett was named a Heisman Trophy finalist less than 12 hours earlier.
Pickett is the first Pitt player to win the award which honors the nation’s top quarterback who best exemplifies character, scholastic and athletic achievement.
Pickett’s 47 touchdowns this season and his passing yardage, passing touchdowns, total TDs, and completions are all Pitt records. He threw for 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns while adding 5 scores on the ground.
The star signal-caller holds the Panthers’ all-time leader in passing yards (12,303), pass completions (1,045), total offense (13,112), touchdown responsibility (102), and passing touchdowns (81). His 81 passing touchdowns eclipses the record set by legendary Dan Marino.
Pickett will be honored on Friday, December 10, in Baltimore, Maryland. The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc. and A. O. Smith host this year’s event at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore.