Steelers QB Kenny Pickett marries former Princeton soccer player Amy Paternoster

Sorry ladies, Kenny Pickett is officially off the market.

It may not be a Super Bowl ring, but the 25-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback now sports a piece of fine jewelry on his wedding finger.

Pickett, 25, married Amy Paternoster, 22, on Saturday in a summer French-themed wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau in New Jersey.

“Thank you to everyone who made our day unforgettable! June 24th, 2023 will forever hold a very special place in our hearts,” Pickett posted on social media Tuesday on behalf of the couple.

The couple began dating in 2021 and got engaged in January of 2022 − the same year the new Mrs. Kenny Pickett graduated from Princeton University, where she played soccer.

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The nuptials took place in front of 275 guests and the ceremony was officiated by Steelers’ chaplain Kent Chevalier, the Asbury Park Press, part of the USA TODAY Network, reported. A raw bar was also decorated with an ice sculpture featuring the Steelers’ logo.

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“We’re super close with our friends who have been with us for our whole lives, so we definitely wanted everyone there to celebrate,” Paternoster told People. “As we’ve both grown up in the sports world, especially more with Kenny with Pittsburgh and football, he’s acquired great friendships along the way, as have I. It was important for us to take core people from each stage of our lives and have them there to celebrate with us.”.

Following a reception, the pair set off for Puerto Rico to honeymoon.

During the NFL draft last year, the Steelers were the only team to use a first-round pick on a quarterback. Pickett went 20th overall to the team, that found itself in search of Ben Roethlisberger’s replacement.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and was a Heisman Trophy finalist as a senior, Pickett will enter his second season as the team’s starting QB after taking over the job Oct. 2 against the Jets.

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Pickett played in 13 games as a rookie, with the Steelers winning five of their final six games to finish the season at 9-8. He completed 245 of 389 passes for 2,404 yards, with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions.

The Steelers’ players to report for training camp on July 26.

Natalie Neysa Alund covers breaking and trending news for USA TODAY. Reach her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.

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