Pitt garners top Big East football honors
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The Pitt football team took three of the Big East's top postseason football honors, and had a school-record 14 players named to the All-Big East team.
Running Back Dion Lewis was named Freshman of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, and defensive linemen Mick Williams and Greg Romeus were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year.
Lewis torched opponents for 1,640 rushing yards and scored 17 touchdowns during Pitt's 9-3 season. He already owns the record for most rushing yards by a conference freshman, and is only 46 yards shy of Tony Dorsett's Pitt freshman rushing record of 1,686 yards in 1973.
Here are the Pitt players named to the first team: Lewis, wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin; cornerback Aaron Berry, tight end Dorin Dickerson, linebacker Adam Gunn, guard John Malecki, tackle Jason Pinkston, quarterback Bill Stull (co-first team with Cincinnati's Tony Pike), Romeus and Williams.
Pitt's second team players: tight end Nate Byham, safety Dom DeCicco, kicker Dan Hutchins and defensive tackle Gus Mustakas.
The teams are selected by a vote of the league's coaches.
First Published December 9, 2009 3:14 pm