CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 04: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers attempts a pass against the Wake Forest defense during the second half of the ACC Championship game at Bank of America Stadium on December 04, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Logan Whitton/Getty Images)

Michigan State football will be without one of its biggest starts when they play the upcoming Peach Bowl, since Kenneth Walker III has announced that he’s moving on to the NFL draft and will skip the game.

Now, he’s not alone. Star Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett has announced that he’ll also miss the Peach Bowl, instead taking his talents to the NFL.

Pickett was a Heisman Trophy finalist. Many MSU fans were worried about how Pickett might do up against the Spartans’ pass defense. Now, they won’t have to worry so much. Go green!

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