Andrew Pickett
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
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Pickett before a Redblacks game in 2021.
Born: (1996-05-12) May 12, 1996 (age 26)
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
20182022Ottawa Redblacks
2022–presentHamilton Tiger-Cats
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 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 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

Ottawa Redblacks

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] He spent part of 2022 training camp with the team, but was released after the first pre-season game on May 29, 2022.[8] He played in 13 regular season games on 2021. However, he was released after the first 2022 pre-season game on May 29, 2022.[9]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On June 14, 2022, it was announced that Pickett had signed a practice roster agreement with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[10]

Personal life

Pickett was born in Kitchener, Ontario to parents John and Terri Pickett.[11]

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. ^ "Argos transactions – May 29, 2022". Toronto Argonauts. May 29, 2022.
  9. ^ "Redblacks transaction notification: May 29, 2022". Ottawa Redblacks. May 29, 2022.
  10. ^ "Ticats add national OL Andrew Pickett". Canadian Football League. June 14, 2022.
  11. ^ Baines, Tim (July 29, 2021). "FRIENDLY GIANT: But polite Redblacks offensive lineman Andrew Pickett has mean streak on the field". Ottawa Sun.