Justus  Pickett

31Justus Pickett

RS Senior

Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Ardrey Kell

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 199



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2014 - RS JUNIOR

  • Ran for 142 yards on 69 carries, scoring three touchdowns
  • Caught 19 passes for 138
  • Opened the year with 45 rushing yards and a touchdown vs William & Mary (9/1)
  • Gained 69 yards and scored a rushing touchdown at Temple (9/8)
  • Scored his third touchdown of the year vs. Wake Forest (10/6), also rushing for 21 yards
  • At Virginia (10/13), hauled in a receiving touchdown

  • Played in all 12 games at running back and on special teams
  • Led the team with 30 kick returns for 568 yards
  • He total returns rank tied for fifth on the Maryland single-season list and the return yards are ninth
  • Finished third on the team with 74 rushes for 274 yards ... had six carries for 22 yards in the season opener against Miami (9/5)
  • Carried the ball twice for zero net yards, and had four catches for minus-1 yard against West Virginia (9/17)
  • Made one catch for 4 yards and had two rushes for 7 yards against Temple (9/24)
  • Saw an expanded role against Towson (10/1), carrying it 14 times for 82 yards, including a 5-yard TD run
  • Earned the offensive game ball from the coaching staff for his performance vs. Towson
  • Ran it 10 times for 33 yards and returned one kickoff for 14 yards against Georgia Tech (10/8)
  • Rushed five times for 31 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards against Clemson (10/15)
  • Rushed eight times for 28 yards against Florida State (10/22) ... had a career long 30-yard kickoff return vs. FSU
  • Ran eight times for 33 yards and had three kickoff returns for 40 yards in a start against Boston College (10/29)
  • Rushed six times for 13 yards and had one kickoff return for 25 yards against Virginia (11/5)
  • Didn't have a carry but returned three kicks for 62 yards against Notre Dame (11/12)
  • Rushed eight times for 30 yards and caught two passes for 35 yards, including a 31-yard TD, against Wake Forest (11/19)
  • Averaged 27.8 yards on five kick returns, including a season-long 39 yarder, and had five carries for a net of minus-5 yards against NC State (11/26).
  • Coached by Adam Hastings at Ardrey Kell High School: One of the most electrifying players in the Southeast as a senior
  • Rushed for 2,429 yards in 2010, the third-most yards ever in one season by a Mecklenburg County back
  • Also had 31 rushing TDs as a senior which was ninth in county history
  • The 2010 Southwestern 4A Conference Offensive Player of the Year
  • Also named to several all-state teams as a senior
  • Ranked as the 10th-best all-purpose senior back in the nation and the 19th-best player in the state of North Carolina by Rivals.com
  • Scouts, Inc., had him listed as the 26th-ranked running back in the nation
  • The No. 70 running back in the nation by Scout.com
  • Rushed for over 1,400 yards as a junior
  • Played basketball and ran track.

  • Full Name: Justus Pickett
  • Born in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Majoring in Business Administration


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