Athlon's 2011 All-Big East Team

Dana Holgorsen's offense should lead to big numbers for Geno Smith.

Athlon continues our countdown to the upcoming season with our first and second All-Big East teams for the 2011 season. Click here for all our college football team previews, rankings and predictions.

First-team Offense

QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
RB Ray Graham, Pittsburgh
RB Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia
WR DJ Woods, Cincinnati
TE Ryan Griffin, Connecticut
C Moe Petrus, Connecticut
OL Don Barclay, West Virginia
OL Lucas Nix, Pittsburgh
OL Mike Ryan, Connecticut
OL Justin Pugh, Syracuse

First-team Defense

DL Bruce Irvin, West Virginia
DL Chandler Jones, Syracuse
DL Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh
DL Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
LB Steve Beauharnais, Rutgers
LB Sio Moore, Connecticut
LB JK Schaffer, Cincinnati
CB Keith Tandy, West Virginia
CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut
S Jared Holley, Pittsburgh
S Hakeem Smith, Louisville

First-team Specialists

K Dave Teggart, Connecticut
P Cole Wagner, Connecticut
KR Nick Williams, Connecticut
PR Cameron Saddler, Pittsburgh

Team-by-team Breakdown of Athlon's 2011 All-Big East Team

  1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team Overall
Cincinnati 3 2 3 8
Connecticut 9 1 4 14
Louisville 1 3 2 6
Pittsburgh 5 2 3 10
Rutgers 0 4 5 9
South Florida 0 7 6 13
Syracuse 2 4 2 8
West Virginia 4 4 2 10

Second-team Offense

QB Zach Collaros, Cincinnati
RB Antwon Bailey, Syracuse
RB Jeremy Wright, Louisville
WR Mark Harrison, Rutgers
WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
TE Josh Chichester, Louisville
C Mario Benavides, Louisville
OL Jeff Braun, West Virginia

OL Chaz Hine, South Florida
OL Andrew Tiller, Syracuse
OL Jeremiah Warren, South Florida

Second-team Defense

DL Chas Alecxih, Pittsburgh
DL Jesse Joseph, Connecticut
DL Julian Miller, West Virginia
DL Scott Vallone, Rutgers
LB Sam Barrington, South Florida
LB Najee Goode, West Virginia
LB DeDe Lattimore, South Florida
CB Quenton Washington, South Florida
CB K'Waun Williams, Pittsburgh
S Terence Garvin, West Virginia
S Phillip Thomas, Syracuse

Second-team Specialists

K Ross Krautman, Syracuse
P Pat O'Donnell, Cincinnati
KR Lindsey Lamar, South Florida
PR Terrence Mitchell, South Florida

Third-team Offense

QB B.J. Daniels, South Florida
RB Savon Huggins, Rutgers
RB D.J. Shoemate, Connecticut
WR Van Chew, Syracuse
WR Mike Shanahan, Pittsburgh
TE D.C. Jefferson, Rutgers
C Joe Madsen, West Virginia
OL Jordan Gibbs, Pittsburgh
OL Alex Hoffman, Cincinnati
OL Mark Popek, South Florida
OL Desmond Stapleton, Rutgers

Third-team Defense

DL Ryne Giddins, South Florida
DL Cory Grissom, South Florida
DL Twyon Martin, Connecticut
DL Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati
LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
LB Marquis Spruill, Syracuse
LB Greg Williams, Pittsburgh
CB Dominique Battle, Cincinnati
CB Dwayne Gratz, Connecticut
S Jerome Junior, Connecticut
S Jerrell Young, South Florida

Third-team Specialists

K Maikon Bonani, South Florida
P Chris Philpott, Louisville
KR Victor Anderson, Louisville
PR Mason Robinson, Rutgers

Athlon's 2011 Big East Team Previews

Cincinnati Rutgers
Connecticut South Florida
Louisville Syracuse
Pittsburgh West Virginia

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