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Kenny Pickett’s long journey from Jersey Shore to NFL draft saver

The alarm went off at 3am and Kenny Pickett went into the kitchen.

If Pickett was going to allay the undersized concerns that college programs raised during recruiting, he had to do more than outshine other top-rated quarterbacks at camps and stay late after practice. He also had to eat two peanut butter sandwiches and drink a glass of whole milk while the competition slept.

“We were looking for specific things to increase mass, so we had this trick where you’re adding calories at a time when normal people aren’t eating,” said Don Klein, Ocean Township High School football coach. “Thanks to him because I had a couple of other guys who needed that little secret sauce but weren’t able to do it because they couldn’t go back to sleep. Just like everything else, Kenny was as cool as they come.”

As Pickett nears his fateful day in the NFL draft, a flag hanging from a lamppost in Ocean Township High’s parking lot boasts that the school has been “making legacies since 1965.” The digital message board on the front lawn asks the students, “What will your Spartan legacy be?”

https://nypost.com/2022/04/21/kenny-picketts-long-drive-from-jersey-shore-to-nfl-draft-savior/ Kenny Pickett’s long journey from Jersey Shore to NFL draft saver

JOE HERNANDEZ

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