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College Football: Pre-Spring All-Big East Team

We are closing in on spring practice getting started for the majority of teams. That means it's time to continue with our "way too early" pre-season teams. We will started with the ACC and will work our way through the six BCS conferences finishing up with the SEC. Here's our cumulative stab at the Big East. let us know if you agree/disagree or if you feel we missed the boat on somebody...

First Team All-Big East Offense

QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

RB Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati**

RB Ray Graham, Pittsburgh

WR D.J. Woods, Cincinnati**

WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia

TE Ryan Griffin, UConn

OT Mike Ryan, UConn**

OT Don Barclay, West Virginia

OG Josh Jenkins, West Virginia**

OG Chris Jacobson, Pittsburgh

C Joe Madsen, West Virginia

K Ross Krautman, Syracuse

First Team All-Big East Defense

DE Bruce Irvin, West Virginia**

DT Chas Aleczih, Pittsburgh**

DT Kendall Reyes, UConn

DE Julian Miller, West Virginia

LB J.K. Schaffer, Cincinnati**

LB Sio Moore, UConn**

LB Steve Beauharnais, Rutgers

CB Keith Tandy, West Virginia**

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, UConn**

S Jared Holley, Pittsburgh

S Hakeem Smith, Louisville

P Patrick O'Donnell, Cincinnati**

**- unanimous first team selection

Second Team All-Big East Offense

QB Zach Collaros, Cincinnati

RB Antwon Bailey, Syracuse

RB Demetris Murray, South Florida

WR Mark Harrison, Rutgers

WR Van Chew, Syracuse

TE Josh Chichester, Louisville

OL Jeff Braun, West Virginia

OL Justin Pugh, Syracuse

OL Moe Petrus, UConn

OL Lucas Nix, Pittsburgh

OL Mario Benavidez, Louisville

K Dave Teggart, UConn

Second Team All-Big East Defense

DE Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh

DT Derek Wolfe, Cincinnatti

DT Josh Taylor, West Virginia

DE Jesse Joseph, UConn

LB Max Gruder, Pittsburgh

LB DeDe Lattimore, South Florida

LB Daniel Brown, Louisville

CB Cameron Cheatham, Cincinnatti

CB Dwayne Gratz, UConn

CB Wesley Richardson, Cincinnatti

S Terence Gavin, West Virginia

S Phillip Thomas, Syracuse

P Cole Wagner, UConn

Team Break-Down

West Virginia- 11 Players (8 first team, 3 second team)

UConn Huskies- 10 Players (5 first team, 5 second team)

Cincinnati Bearcats- 8 Players (4 first team, 4 second team)

Pittsburgh Panthers- 7 Players (4 first team, 3 second team)

Syracuse Orange- 5 Players (1 first team, 4 second team)

Louisville Cardinals- 4 Players (1 first team, 3 second team)

Rutgers Scarlett Knights- 2 Players (1 first team, 1 second team)

South Florida Bulls- 2 Players (1 first team, 1 second team)


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