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WATCH: UGA Football WR George Pickens Scores LONG TD On Monday Night Football

September 19, 2023

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PITTSBURGH - When George Pickens wants the ball, you get him the football.

The former Georgia Bulldog wide receiver is a playmaking machine who should be getting the ball more up in Pittsburgh. The 2021 national champion flashed elite ball skills and playmaking ability throughout his career in Athens, and folks in Pittsburgh are finally starting to see it as well.

A former 2nd round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Pickens is coming off a respectable rookie season last year where he caught 52 passes for 801 yards and four touchdowns. A solid rookie season, but George Pickens wants more targets.

During a week-one loss to the San Francisco 49ers where he only caught five passes, Pickens was seen visibly frustrated on the sidelines as the game was ending. He knows what he’s capable of, and like every other alpha receiver, Pickens wants the ball.

The Steelers hosted the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night, a major division rival, and Pickens made sure he made a significant impact.

In the 2nd quarter with the Steelers up 11-10, Pickens got open down the field and took a Kenny Pickett pass 71- yards for touchdown. Pickens turned on the jets after the catch, leaving multiple Browns defenders in the dust.

Pickens caught four passes on Monday night for 127 yards and one touchdown. More importantly, he led the Steelers to a big 26-22 win over a divisional opponent.

With Pickens on board, the Steelers have +500 odds to win the AFC North this season according to FanDuel.


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Saw his first action of the season in regular-season finale vs. Georgia Tech...caught one pass for five yards vs. the Jackets...caught two passes for 41 yards in SEC Championship Game vs. catch for nine yards vs. Michigan...caught a key first-quarter pass for 52 yards in CFP Championship Game vs. Alabama...pre-season All-America 2nd team pick by Walter Camp...second-team pre-season All-SEC, as voted by the league’s 14 head coaches...missed much of spring practice after suffering right knee injury in late March.


A starter in all eight games in which he played...tied with K. Jackson for team receiving honors with 36 catches for 513 yards and a team-high six TDs...caught seven passes for 135 yards, including a career-long 51-yarder, in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Cincinnati...season-high eight receptions for 87 yards and a TD vs. Mississippi State...caught a pair of TD passes in win at Missouri, including a key score with :37 left before five receptions for 53 yards vs. Alabama...caught four passes for 47 yards and the team's first TD of 2020, a 19-yarder, in Georgia's win at Arkansas...caught two passes for 26 yards vs. Auburn, highlighted by a 21-yard TD catch in second quarter...caught two more passes in win over Tennessee...missed the Kentucky game because of injury...named to the pre-season watch list for the Fred Biletnikoff Award (nation's top WR)...also Pre-Season All-SEC Second Team, as selected by the media covering the league.


Coaches’ Freshman All-SEC of Offensive Newcomer of the Year award, given at team’s post-season awards gala...played in all 14 games, earning his first start vs. Kentucky...also started in Sugar Bowl win over Baylor...finished season with 49 catches for 727 yards, both team highs...also led the Bulldogs in TD catches with eight...had 12 catches for 175 yards and a TD in the Sugar Bowl, earning MVP honors...his 12 grabs tied a UGA bowl record and were the most by a Bulldog receiver in 17 seasons...two of his five catches vs. Missouri went for scores (25 & 18 yards)...first TD catch was a second-quarter score, from 15 yards out, vs. Murray of his three catches vs. Tennessee was a 7-yard score...had five catches for 84 yards vs. Arkansas State...season highs of seven catches and 98 yards both came vs. South four catches for 35 yards vs. Kentucky...lone catch vs. Georgia Tech went for 41 yards and a TD.

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