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Several Cards Receive Honors From Yahoo/Rivals

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Yahoo/Rivals has released its full list of Big East football honors and awards, and the results are far more Card-friendly than the ones given out by the conference itself. Especially noteworthy is the fact that eight Louisville players grace the All-freshman team.

Here's the pertinent info.:

Freshman of year: Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater. He was thrown into the fray too early and tossed two interceptions in his first start, a loss to Marshall. But as Louisville’s offensive line and rushing attack improved, so did Bridgewater. In conference action, he completed 67.1 percent of his passes and threw for 1,371 yards and eight touchdowns as Louisville won a share of the Big East title.

Best game: Nov. 5, Louisville 38, West Virginia 35. When November started, there still was reason to be skeptical about Louisville. The defense was one of the best in the league, but the Cardinals’ offense remained a question mark. Louisville ended up going toe-to-toe with West Virginia in a back-and-forth fourth quarter that featured four touchdowns and a Cardinals win.

Underclassmen liable to turn pro: Louisville C Mario Benavides, Pittsburgh RB Ray Graham, Connecticut LB Sio Moore, Rutgers CB Logan Ryan, Rutgers WR Mohamed Sanu, USF RB Darrell Scott

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QB Geno Smith, West Virginia; 6-3/214, Jr.; Miramar (Fla.) High
RB Lyle McCombs, Connecticut; 5-8/172, R-Fr.; Staten Island (N.Y.) St. Joseph by the Sea
RB Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati; 5-11/200, Sr.; Columbus (Ohio) Eastmoor Academy
WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia; 5-9/176, Jr.; Baltimore Dunbar
WR Stedman Bailey, West Virginia; 5-10/190, Soph.; Miramar (Fla.) High
WR Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers; 6-2/215, Jr.; South Brunswick (N.J.) High
T Alex Hoffman, Cincinnati; 6-6/295, Sr.; Indianapolis Cathedral
T Mike Ryan, Connecticut; 6-5/335, Sr.; Tamaqua (Pa.) Marian Catholic
G Randy Martinez, Cincinnati; 6-1/286, Sr.; Teaneck (N.J.) High
G Jeremiah Warren, USF; 6-4/329, Sr.; Panama City (Fla.) Bay
C Mario Benavides, Louisville; 6-4/300, Jr.; Los Fresnos (Texas) High

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

E Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh; 6-0/279, Soph.; Pittsburgh Penn Hills
T Kendall Reyes, Connecticut; 6-4/295, Sr.; Nashua (N.H.) Nashua North
T Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati; 6-5/300, Sr.; Lisbon (Ohio) Beaver Local
E Trevardo Williams, Connecticut; 6-1/231, Jr.; Bridgeport (Conn.) Canterbury
LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers; 6-1/220, Jr.; Elizabeth (N.J.) High
LB Dexter Heyman, Louisville; 6-3/238, Sr.; Louisville (Ky.) Male
LB JK Schaffer, Cincinnati; 6-1/227, Sr.; Cincinnati LaSalle
CB Logan Ryan, Rutgers; 6-0/190, So.; Berlin (N.J.) Eastern
CB Keith Tandy, West Virginia; 5-10/199, Sr.; Hopkinsville (Ky.) Christian County
FS David Rowe, Rutgers; 6-0/195, Sr.; Cocoa (Fla.) High
SS Hakeem Smith, Louisville; 6-1/183, Soph.; Jonesboro (Ga.) Riverdale

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

K Dave Teggart, Connecticut; 6-1/203, Sr.; Northborough (Mass.) Algonquin Regional
P Pat O'Donnell, Cincinnati; 6-5/217, Jr.; Wellington (Fla.) Palm Beach Central
KR Nick Williams, Connecticut; 5-10/185, Jr.; Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School
PR Tavon Austin, West Virginia; 5-9/176, Jr.; Baltimore Dunbar

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB Zach Collaros, Cincinnati; 6-0/218, Sr.; Steubenville (Ohio) High
RB Antwon Bailey, Syracuse; 5-7/201, Sr.; Chevy Chase (Md.) St. John's College
RB Ray Graham, Pittsburgh; 5-9/195, Jr.; Elizabeth (N.J.) High
WR Alec Lemon, Syracuse; 6-2/202, Jr.; Crofton (Md.) Arundel Senior
WR Devin Street, Pittsburgh; 6-4/190, Soph.; Bethlehem (Pa.) Liberty
TE Nick Provo, Syracuse; 6-4/249, Sr.; Lake Worth (Fla.) John I. Leonard
T Don Barclay, West Virginia; 6-4/310, Sr.; Harmony (Pa.) Seneca Valley
T Alex Kupper, Louisville; 6-3/285, Jr.; Louisville (Ky.) Trinity
G Adam Masters, Connecticut; 6-4/292, Jr.; Bethesda (Md.) Walt Whitman
G Andrew Tiller, Syracuse; 6-5/334, Sr.; Nassau CC (N.Y.), preceded by Brentwood (N.Y.) Central Islip
C Chaz Hine, USF; 6-4/295, Sr.; Lithia (Fla.) Newsome

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

E Bruce Irvin, West Virginia; 6-3/245, Sr.; Atlanta Stephenson
T Justin Francis, Rutgers; 6-4/275, Sr.; Miramar (Fla.) High
T Julian Miller, West Virginia; 6-4/268, Sr.; Columbus (Ohio) Beechcroft
E Chandler Jones, Syracuse; 6-5/265, Sr.; Endicott (N.Y.) Union-Endicott
LB Najee Goode, West Virginia; 6-1/241, Sr.; Cleveland Benedectine
LB DeDe Lattimore, USF; 6-1/234, Soph.; Athens (Ga.) Cedar Shoals
LB Sio Moore, Connecticut; 6-1/232, Jr.; Apex (N.C.) High
CB Cameron Cheatham, Cincinnati; 5-8/195, Sr.; Kalamazoo (Mich.) Central
CB K'Wuan Williams, Pittsburgh; 5-10/190, Soph.; Patterson (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional
FS Eain Smith, West Virginia; 5-11/202, Sr.; Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna
SS Phillip Thomas, Syracuse; 5-11/190, Jr.; Miami Edison

SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

K Kevin Harper, Pittsburgh; 5-10/180, Jr.; Mentor (Ohio) High
P Cole Wagner, Connecticut; 6-2/211, Soph.; York (Pa.) High
KR Jeremy Deering, Rutgers; 6-2/205, Soph.; Tampa Leto
PR Nick Williams, Connecticut; 5-10/185, Jr.; Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM OFFENSE

QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville; 6-3/195, true freshman; Miami Northwestern
RB Dustin Garrison, West Virginia; 5-8/165, true freshman; Pearland (Texas) High
RB Lyle McCombs, Connecticut; 5-8/172, redshirt freshman; Staten Island (N.Y.) St. Joseph by the Sea
WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers; 6-6/220, redshirt freshman; Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara
WR Michaelee Harris, Louisville; 6-2/198, redshirt freshman; Miami Northwestern
WR Eli Rogers, Louisville; 5-10/185, true freshman; Miami Northwestern
OL Quinterrius Eatmon, USF; 6-6/304, redshirt freshman; Prichard (Ala.) Vigor
OL Kaleb Johnson, Rutgers; 6-4/298, true freshman; Jacksonville Ed White
OL Eric Lefeld, Cincinnati; 6-6/285, redshirt freshman; Coldwater (Ohio) High
OL John Miller, Louisville; 6-2/304, true freshman; Miami Central
OL Jake Smith, Louisville; 6-4/314, redshirt freshman; Jacksonville (Ala.) High

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM DEFENSE

DL B.J. Dubose, Louisville; 6-5/238, true freshman; Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast
DL Elkino Watson, USF; 6-2/288, true freshman; Miami Booker T. Washington
DL None
LB Dyshawn Davis, Syracuse; 6-3/213, true freshman; Woodbury (N.J.) High
LB Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut; 6-2/229, redshirt freshman; Worcester (Mass.) Doherty
LB Jewone Snow, West Virginia; 6-3/230, redshirt freshman; Canton (Ohio) McKinley
LB Todd Thomas, Pittsburgh; 6-2/220, redshirt freshman; Milford (N.J.) Milford Academy, preceded by Beaver Falls (Pa.) High
CB Andrew Johnson, Louisville; 5-9/174, true freshman; Miami Southridge
CB Byron Jones, Connecticut; 6-1/187, redshirt freshman; Bristol (Conn.) St. Paul
S Ty-Meer Johnson, Connecticut; 6-0/192, redshirt freshman; McKeesport (Pa.) High
S Calvin Pryor, Louisville; 6-2/200, true freshman; Port St. Joe (Fla.) High

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

K Tony Miliano, Cincinnati; 6-1/198, redshirt freshman; North Bend (Ohio) Elder
P Jonathan Fisher, Syracuse; 6-1/209, true freshman; Oakfield (N.Y.) Oakfield-Alabama Central
KR Ralph David Abernathy IV, Cincinnati; 5-6/160, true freshman; Atlanta Westminster
PR Ronald Jones, Pittsburgh; 5-8/165, true freshman; Fort Meade (Fla.) High