Six Panthers Make All-Big East Teams

Yes, Ray. You still are #1. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The All-Big East teams were released by the conference today and six Panthers made either the first or second-team.

Ray Graham and Jarred Holley both made the first-team selections. Even though Ray was injured for the final four games of the season, he was arguably one of the top running backs in not just the conference, but the entire country as well. As for Holley, he was clearly one of the leaders on this defense that really stepped up their game in the latter half of the season and was second on the team in tackles. He also had two sacks and forced two turnovers.

Four others on defense made the cut as well.

Aaron Donald, Chas Alecxih, Antwuan Reed, and Max Gruder all made the second-team. Donald was Pitt's leader in sacks with 10 on a team that finished in the top 10 nationally in sacks. He also had 15 tackles for loss. Alecxih had a similar disruptive effect on opposing offenses, recording 13.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Gruder led the team in tackles with 107, the first Panther to top 100 tackles since Scott McKillop in 2008. Reed led the team in pass breakups with seven and had two fumble recoveries, including the recovery last weekend that sealed Pitt's win over Syracuse.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Join Cardiac Hill

You must be a member of Cardiac Hill to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cardiac Hill. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker