Andrew Pickett
No. 57     Ottawa Redblacks
Pickett before a Redblacks game in 2021.
Born: (1996-05-12) May 12, 1996 (age 25)
Kitchener, Ontario
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight323 lb (147 kg)
UniversityGuelph
High schoolResurrection Catholic Secondary
CFL draft2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 22
Drafted byOttawa Redblacks
Career history
As player
2018–presentOttawa Redblacks
Career highlights and awards
HonoursFirst Team All-Canadian (2017)
Career stats

Andrew Pickett (born May 12, 1996) is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career

Pickett played U Sports football for the Guelph Gryphons from 2014 to 2017.[1] He was named an OUA All-Star three times and was named a U Sports All-Canadian in 2017.[1][2]

Professional career

Pickett was drafted by the Ottawa Redblacks in the third round, 22nd overall, in the 2018 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 16, 2018.[3] However, he suffered a season-ending injury before the regular season began and spent the entire 2018 season on the injured list.[4] In 2019, he sustained another injury and was again out for the season.[5] He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.

Entering the 2021 season fully healthy, Pickett played in his first professional game in the Redblacks' season opening win against the Edmonton Elks on August 7, 2021.[6] He later made his first professional start on September 22, 2021 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[7]

Personal life

Pickett was born in Kitchener, Ontario to parents John and Terri Pickett.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "2018 Gryphons in the CFL". Guelph Gryphons. June 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "Football All-Canadian teams announced". U Sports. November 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Redblacks sign 2018 draft picks". Ottawa Redblacks. May 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  6. ^ "Andrew Pickett". Ottawa Redblacks. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Games Notes, Calgary at Ottawa" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  8. ^ Baines, Tim (July 29, 2021). "FRIENDLY GIANT: But polite Redblacks offensive lineman Andrew Pickett has mean streak on the field". Ottawa Sun.