2007 Big East Football Awards

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The Big East Conference announced it’s postseason awards today and UConn had 4 members of it’s football team make either the first or second All-Big East teams.

The Huskies placed offensive guard Donald Thomas on the offensive first team and linebacker Danny Lansanah on the defensive first team. Running back Andre Dixon and kick returner/punt returner Tyvon Branch were named to the offensive second team.

Here is a look at the awards:

2007 BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL AWARDS

BIG EAST CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Patrick White, QB, West Virginia (Jr., Daphne, Ala.)

BIG EAST CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

George Selvie, DL, USF (So., Pensacola, Fla.)

BIG EAST CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kevin Huber, P, Cincinnati (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio)

BIG EAST CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh (Fr., Harrisburg, Pa.) *

BIG EAST CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR

Brian Kelly, Cincinnati

What is shocking to me is that UConn head coach Randy Edsall was not named the coach of the year in the Big East. He took a 4-8 team and brought home a 9-3 record and share of the Big East crown yet was snubbed by his peers in the conference. The winner, Brian Kelly from Cincinnati, was only in his first full year of coaching in the Big East.

A look at the first and second teams after the jump.

ALL-BIG EAST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
OFFENSE
 
WR Harry Douglas, Louisville, Sr.
WR Tiquan Underwood, Rutgers, Jr.
OT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh, Sr.
OT Jeremy Zuttah, Rutgers, Sr.
OG Donald Thomas, Connecticut, Sr.
OG Greg Isdaner, West Virginia, So.
C Eric Wood, Louisville, Jr.
TE Gary Barnidge *, Louisville, Sr.
QB Patrick White *, West Virginia, Jr.
RB Ray Rice *, Rutgers, Jr.
RB LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh, Fr.
K Art Carmody, Louisville, Sr.
KR/PR Max Suter, Syracuse, Fr.
 
DEFENSE
 
DL Terrill Byrd, Cincinnati, Jr.
DL Eric Foster, Rutgers, Sr.
DL George Selvie *, USF, So.
DL Keilen Dykes, West Virginia, Sr.
LB Danny Lansanah, Connecticut, Sr.
LB Scott McKillop *, Pittsburgh, Jr.
LB Ben Moffitt, USF, Sr.
CB Mike Mickens *, Cincinnati, Jr.
CB Mike Jenkins, USF, Sr.
S Haruki Nakamura *, Cincinnati, Sr.
S Eric Wicks, West Virginia, Sr.
P Kevin Huber, Cincinnati, Jr.
 
* unanimous selection
 
ALL-BIG EAST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
OFFENSE
 
WR Marcus Barnett, Cincinnati, Fr.
WR Kenny Britt, Rutgers, So.
WR Mike Williams, Syracuse, So.
WR Darius Reynaud, West Virginia, Sr.
OT George Bussey, Louisville, Jr.
OT Pedro Sosa, Rutgers, Sr.
OG Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati, Jr.
OG Ryan Schmidt, USF, Jr.
C Mike Dent, West Virginia, Jr.
QB Brian Brohm, Louisville, Sr.
RB Andre Dixon, Connecticut, So.
RB Steve Slaton, West Virginia, Jr.
K Pat McAfee, West Virginia, Jr.
KR/PR Tyvon Branch, Connecticut, Sr.
 
DEFENSE
 
DL Anthony Hoke, Cincinnati, Sr.
DL Joe Clermond, Pittsburgh, Sr.
DL Arthur Jones, Syracuse, So.
DL Johnny Dingle, West Virginia, Sr.
LB Lamar Myles, Louisville, Jr.
LB Tyrone McKenzie, USF, Jr.
LB Marc Magro, West Virginia, Sr.
CB DeAngelo Smith, Cincinnati, Jr.
CB Trae Williams, USF, Sr.
S Courtney Greene, Rutgers, Jr.
S Joe Fields, Syracuse, Sr.
P Rob Long, Syracuse, Fr.
 
Note: The All-BIG EAST Second Team includes four wide receivers due to a tie in the voting
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