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Steelers QB Kenny Pickett Marries Fiancée Amy Paternoster



Steelers Kenny Pickett scrambles as the Steelers face the Ravens on Jan. 1, 2022 in Baltimore. (Mitchell Northam / Steelers Now)

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett tied the knot with his fiancee Amy Paternoster during a lavish wedding ceremony on Saturday at the Pleasantdale Chateau in East Orange, N.J. Steelers team chaplain and longtime Pittsburgh minister Kent Chevalier performed the ceremony.

Steelers wide receiver Calvin Austin III posted on his Instagram Story a video of the couple’s first dance.

Paternoster was a standout soccer player at Princeton University. Pickett revealed on The Pivot Podcast that he met Paternoster when they were just 10 years old, and lived near each other while both grew up in Ocean Township, N.J. They would often train for their sports at the same training facility, and Pickett discussed how he had always had a crush on her. Kenny Pickett didn’t start dating her until college when they reconnected over break. Pickett said they were playing beer pong and he asked her to be his partner, and it just took off from there.

“It’s just kind of that cliché when you know, you know. I just had no doubt that she’s someone I want to spend the rest of my life with,” Pickett said. “Just personally, like how we connect on a personal level, she works in private equity, I think she has longer hours than I did during the season. She’s out of the house at eight and back at eight, so we just kind of connected on that level.”

Many of Pickett’s teammates were at the wedding. Instagram posts revealed that Austin, Pat Freiermuth, Zach Gentry, Mitch Trubisky and Alex Highsmith were there.

The Picketts shared several photos on Instagram of the couple walking down the aisle and cutting their cake.

On the day prior to the wedding, Paternoster posted photos on Instagram of the couple and her ring, saying, “Forever starts tomorrow. Pickett replied, “Can’t wait!!”

Pickett, now a married man, is heading into his second season as the Steelers’ starting quarterback. In his first season with the Steelers, Pickett appeared in 13 regular-season games, throwing for 2,404 yards, seven touchdowns, and nine interceptions. Pickett showed immense improvement late in the year, as he recorded game-winning drives against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 16 and the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17. Several analysts think Pickett has the potential for a breakout year in 2023.