ESPN Ranks Larry Fitzgerald's 2003 Season As Second Best In Big East

Larry Fitzgerald's big 2003 season is still fresh in the minds of many (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Yep, things are a bit slow with football season still a good bit away. With that in mind, ESPN's Andrea Adelson recently put together a top five list of Big East football seasons of all time.

Pitt's Larry Fitzgerald had a monster season in 2003 that nearly won him the Heisman with 1,672 yards and 22 touchdowns. Those would be big numbers for a running back, but as a wide receiver, they were some of the best ever.

Still, Fitz finished second on the list.

Miami's Gino Torretta understandably was first. His 3,000 passing yards in 1992 were somewhat modest when you start talking about best all-time seasons, but he won the Heisman, Maxwell, O'Brien, and Camp awards, so I've got no problem with him ranking first. Fitzgerald put up more spectacular numbers, but Torretta took home not only the Heisman, but all of the other significant hardware as well.

I was a bit surprised, though, that no other Pitt players made her honorable mention list. Adelson listed 13 others that received consideration, but nowhere to be found was Lesean McCoy's 1,488-yard / 21 touchdown 2008 season, or maybe more notably, Dion Lewis' 1,799 yard / 18 touchdown 2010 season. Still, when you look at the others listed, it's hard to find room for everybody.

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