Who is Kenny Pickett?
Kenny Pickett is an American football player. He plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) as a quarterback.
Pickett initially played college football for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team of the University of Pittsburgh from 2017 to 2021.
Kenny Pickett Age
Pickett is 24 years old as of 2022. He was born on June 6, 1998, in
Ocean Township, New Jersey.
Height and Weight
Pickett sands at a height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and weighs approximately 220 lb (100 kg).
Kenny Pickett Parents
Pickett was born and raised by his parents Ken and Kasey Pickett in the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, New Jersey.
Pickett studied at Ocean Township High School. While in high school, he lead his school’s team Ocean Township Spartans to the New Jersey Central Group III semifinal game as a junior,
Pickett initially committed to playing college football at Temple University but changed his commitment to the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Pickett is now enrolled at Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
Kenny Pickett Girlfriend
Pickett is engaged to Amy Paternoster who is also an athlete. Amy plays soccer for the Princeton Tigers. The 22-year-old was born in Wall New Jersey.
Amy is pursuing a major in economics at the University of Princeton. She holds a soccer coaching F-Level license according to her LinkedIn profile. She previously worked as an analyst in investment banking for Goldman Sachs.
Amy and Pickett announced that they were engaged in January 2022. Amy shared on her Instagram saying;
“When I think of my life, I think of you – because I will never be able to go a day without you. I cannot put into words the love I have for you, but I promise to show you every day for the rest of my life.”
“Got tired of calling you my girlfriend…here’s to a lifetime with the person I cherish more than anything in the world. You make me a better person and I could not imagine life without you. I love you more forever and always!!”
Kenny Pickett’s Net Worth
Pickett has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2022.
Kenny Pickett Salary and Contract
Pickett signed a four-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers worth $14.1 million. That’s an average annual salary of $3.5 million. He was drafted 20th overall by the Steelers out of Pitt in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Kenny Pickett NFL Career
Pickett began his professional college football career playing for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team in 2017 as a backup to Max Browne and Ben DiNucci.
He has been playing for the panthers from 2017 until 2021 where he recorded 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns in his final year. Pickett was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round (20th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft.
He was named the backup quarterback for the Steelers behind starter Mitchell Trubisky on September 6, 2022.
Kenny Pickett Hand Size
Several journalists evaluated Pickett’s hands, which were measured at 812 inches, before the selection because they thought they might make him more likely to fumble the ball.