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

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