2011 Preseason All-Big East Teams

By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- We’re four months away from the start of the 2011 College Football Season. Veteran football writer Phil Steele has just published his preseason All-Big East teams. Which Pitt Panthers have made the list?

West Virginia easily leads the way with 10 1st-Team All-Conference players led by QB Geno Smith but the Mountaineers only have 13 players overall. Pitt is next in line with five 1st-Team Selections and have 16 players overall. Cincinnati and Connecticut are next each with four 1st-Team players but the Huskies have one more overall than the Bearcats (17).

Big East 1st Team Offense:
QB: Geno Smith, West Virginia
RB: Ray Graham, Pitt
RB: Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
WR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia
WR: DJ Wood, Cincinnati
WR: Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
TE: Nick Provo, Syracuse
C: Joe Madsen, West Virginia
OG: Josh Jenkins, West Virginia
OG: Chris Jacobson, Pitt
OT: Mike Ryan, UConn
OT: Don Barclay, West Virginia

KR: Lindsey Lamar, South Florida
PR: Cam Sadler, Pitt

1st Team Defense:
DE: Bruce Irvin, West Virginia
DT: Julian Miller, West Virginia
DT: Kendall Reyes, UConn
DE: Brandon Lindsey, Pitt
LB: Sio Moore, UConn
LB: JK Schaffer, Cincinnati
LB: Max Gruder, Pitt
LB: Najee Goode, West Virginia
CB: Keith Tandy, West Virginia
CB: Blidi Wreth-Wilson, UConn
S: Hakeem Smith, Louisville
S: Terence Garvin, West Virginia

K: Ross Krautman, Syracuse
P: Pat O’Donnell, Cincinnati

2nd Team Pitt Panthers:
OT: Lucas Nix, Pitt
DT: Chas Alecxih, Pitt
LB: Greg Williams, Pitt
S: Jarred Holley, Pitt


One Comment

  1. Ron Cook's Stomach says:

    MAX GRUDER???????????????????????? Max wouldnt start at most high schools. Cam Saddler is not a very good return specialist. Dont think he has any TD’s. Pitt could do better and certainly there is better in the Big East. Geno Smith as first team QB shows how weak the Big East QB stable is.

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