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2012 Big East Preview - CFN All-Big East Team
Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene
Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene
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Posted Aug 7, 2012


Preview 2012 - CFN All-Big East Team & Top 30 Players


Preview 2012

CFN All-Big East Team & Top Players



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- 2012 CFN All-Big East Team & Top 30 Players
- 2012 Big East Team By Team Looks & Predicted Finish   

2012 Preseason Big East Offensive Player of the Year

Ray Graham, RB Pitt

Graham was headed toward Doak Walker Award contention last fall when his season was cut short by a serious knee injury. At the time, the 5-9, 195-pounder was the nation’s second-leading rusher, slashing his way for 958 yards and nine scores on 164 carries. He’d also caught 30 balls for 200 yards. He is an economical, downhill runner when at full strength, which the program hopes will happen by the time the season kicks in.

2012 Preseason Big East Defensive Player of the Year
 
Khaseem Greene, LB Rutgers

It all depends on whether or not the 6-1, 235-pound senior shows no ill-effects from the leg injury he suffered in the Pinstripe Bowl. He didn't participate in spring drills but is expected to be ready to go by the start of the season. A hard-hitting safety before last season, he made a seamless transition to linebacker, racking up a Big East-best 141 tackles, 14 stops for loss, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He’s explosive when tracking down the man with the ball, and will light up opponents when he arrives. A tone-setter for the D, he leads by example on the field, in the locker room and in the weight room.

First Team Preseason
All-Big East Offense

QB - Teddy Bridgewater, Soph. UL
RB - Ray Graham, Sr. Pitt
RB - Lyle McCombs, Soph. UConn
WR - Alec Lemon, Sr. Syracuse
WR - Anthony McClung, Jr. Cin.
TE - Ryan Griffin, Sr. UConn
OL - Mario Benavides, Sr. Louisville
OL - Chris Jacobson, Sr. Pitt
OL - Mark Popek, Sr. USF
OL - Justin Pugh, Jr. Syracuse
OL - Jake Smith, Soph. Louisville
PK - Ross Krautman, Jr. Syracuse
KR – Ralph David Abernathy, Soph. Cincinnati

First Team Preseason
All-Big East Defense

DL - Aaron Donald, Jr. Pitt
DL - Ryne Giddins, Jr. USF
DL - Walter Stewart, Sr. Cincinnati
DL - Trevardo Williams, Sr. UConn
LB - Khaseem Greene, Sr. Rutgers
LB - DeDe Lattimore, Jr. USF
LB - Sio Moore, Sr. UConn
DB - Adrian Bushell, Sr. Louisville
DB - Jarred Holley, Sr. Pitt
DB - Logan Ryan, Jr. Rutgers
DB - Hakeem Smith, Jr. Louisville
P - Pat O’Donnell , Sr. Cincinnati
PR – Nick Williams, Sr. UConn

Second Team Preseason
All-Big East Offense

QB - B.J. Daniels, Sr. USF
RB - Matt Brown, Sr. Temple
RB - Montel Harris, Sr. Temple
WR - Sterling Griffin, Jr. USF
WR - Devin Street, Jr. Pitt
TE - Evan Landi, Sr. USF
OL - R.J. Dill, Sr. Rutgers
OL - Austen Bujnoch, Jr. Cincinnati
OL - Kaleb Johnson, Soph. Cin.
OL – Adam Masters, Sr. UConn
OL - Martin Wallace, Sr. Temple
PK - Brandon McManus, Sr. Temple
KR – Jeremy Deering, Jr. Rutgers

Second Team Preseason
All-Big East Defense

DL - Dan Giordano, Sr. Cincinnati
DL - Jesse Joseph, Sr. UConn
DL - Roy Philon, Jr. Louisville
DL - Scott Vallone, Sr. Rutgers
LB - Steve Beauharnais, Sr. Rutgers
LB - Jory Johnson, Sr. UConn
LB - Marquis Spruill, Jr. Syracuse
DB - Drew Frey, Sr. Cincinnati
DB - Shamarko Thomas, Sr. Syra.
DB - Kayvon Webster, Sr. USF
DB - Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Sr. UConn
P - Matt Yoklic, Jr. Pitt
PR – Matt Brown, Sr. Temple
Top 30 Preseason
Big East Players

1. LB Khaseem Greene, Sr. Rutgers
2. DE Trevardo Williams, Sr. UConn
3. LB DeDe Lattimore, Jr. USF
4. DT Aaron Donald, Jr. Pitt
5. LB Sio Moore, Sr. UConn
6. RB Ray Graham, Sr. Pitt
7. RB Lyle McCombs, Soph. UConn
8. OT Justin Pugh, Jr. Syracuse
9. SS Hakeem Smith, Jr. Louisville
10. QB Teddy Bridgewater, Soph. UL
11. WR Alec Lemon, Sr. Syracuse
12. DE Ryne Giddins, Jr. USF
13. RB Matt Brown, Sr. Temple
14. C Mario Benavides, Sr. Louisville
15. RB Montel Harris, Sr. Temple
16. DE Walter Stewart, Sr. Cincinnati
17. FS Jarred Holley, Sr. Pitt
18. CB Adrian Bushell, Sr. Louisville
19. CB Logan Ryan, Jr. Rutgers
20. SS Drew Frey, Sr. Cincinnati
21. CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Sr. UConn
22. WR Anthony McClung, Jr. Cin.
23. SS Shamarko Thomas, Sr. Syr.
24. WR Devin Street, Jr. Pitt
25. LB Marquis Spruill, Jr. Syracuse
26. LB Steve Beauharnais, Sr. Rut.
27. CB Kayvon Webster, Sr. USF
28. DT Scott Vallone, Sr. Rutgers
29. QB B.J. Daniels, Sr. USF
30. FS Duron Harmon, Sr. Rutgers
 
- 2012 Cincinnati Preview | 2012 Connecticut Preview
- 2012 Louisville Preview | 2012 Pitt Preview 
- 2012 Rutgers Preview | 2012 South Florida Preview
- 2012 Syracuse Preview | 2012 Temple Preview 

- 2012 Big East Preview
- 2012 Big East Unit Rankings
- 2012 CFN Schedules & Picks
- 2012 CFN All-Big East Team & Top 30 Players
- 2012 Big East Team By Team Looks & Predicted Finish