Kenny Pickett is quickly becoming a household name. He is a former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Panthers, who is looking forward to being drafted into the NFL soon. His rapid rise has put him firmly in the spotlight and given rise to questions about his personal life. One thing that Pickett is happy to share publicly is that he has recently become engaged to girlfriend Amy Paternoster.
Paternoster was a soccer player for the Princeton Tigers. In 16 games with the Tigers, the forward/midfielder scored three goals and had five assists while the team went 15-3-1 overall for the season. The economics major also interned for Goldman Sachs. Paternoster just finished her last season with Princeton, and although she has not publicly disclosed her next plans after college, she will have plenty to look forward to with Pickett.
What did Kenny Pickett say about Amy Paternoster following their engagement?
In an already eventful year, Kenny Pickett declared for the NFL Draft after wrapping up his collegiate career at Pittsburgh. Soon after, the young NFL prospect also announced his engagement to Paternoster. The pair made their announcement via social media with a touching photo. Pickett expressed his love using some sweet words.
“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
Pickett and Paternoster had been dating for almost a year since their public post in April of 2021. As the two begin to prepare for the wedding and all the traditional pre-wedding celebrations, Pickett himself will also look forward to April 28 when the NFL Draft occurs.
Many quarterbacks struggled during their rookie season in 2021, and Pickett will hope to reverse that trend and bring instant success to whichever team takes a shot on him. Kenny Pickett has already grabbed headlines for his play on the field. One of those plays resulted in the NCAA changing its rules because of his fake slide during a game that resulted in a rushing TD for the young quarterback.
In 2021, Kenny Pickett was a Heisman Trophy finalist, and the Pittsburgh quarterback expects to be one of the top signal callers drafted by an NFL team in the upcoming 2022 draft. The former college quarterback led the Panthers to a 11-2 record with an ACC title while coming in third in Heisman voting. Off the field, the young NFL prospect is presumably leading a full life expected of any rising star.