The 2010 Big East football postseason honors are out and a couple of members of the UConn Huskies football program were honored by the conference.
First off, UConn running back Jordan Todman was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year. And secondly, UConn head coach Randy Edsall was named the Big East Co-Coach of the Year along with Charlie Strong of Louisville.
To be honest with you, I really thought Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone would have been honored along with Strong but obviously the Big East coaches felt the turnaround that Edsall had with the team after a slow start was good enough reason to vote for him. This is the first time since joining the Big East that Edsall has been honored as the Big East Coach of the Year.
Todman is the second player from UConn to win the Big East Offensive Player of the Year award joining current Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown, who won it in 2008. Thanks to UConn’s great offensive line, Todman amassed 1,674 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.
On the offensive side of things, Todman is joined on the All-Big East First Team by junior offensive tackle Mike Ryan, senior offensive guard Zach Hurd and kicker Dave Teggart. This is the second straight season that Hurd has been named to the All-Big East First Team.
Defensively, junior defensive lineman Kendall Reyes and senior linebacker Lawrence Wilson were named to the All-Big East First Team.
Junior center Moe Petrus and sophomore kick returner Nick Williams were named to the All-Big East Second Team.
A full look at all of the award winners plus All-Big East First & Second Teams can be found by clicking the read more button below if you’re on the home page.
2010 BIG EAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL AWARDS
BIG EAST CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut (Jr., North Dartmouth, Mass.) *
BIG EAST CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh (Sr., Hollywood Hills, Fla.)
BIG EAST CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Lindsey Lamar, WR, USF (So., Tampa, Fla.)
BIG EAST CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville (RFr., Jonesboro, Ga.)
BIG EAST CONFERENCE COACHES OF THE YEAR
Randy Edsall, Connecticut
Charlie Strong, Louisville
|ALL-BIG EAST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM|
|OG||Zach Hurd *||Connecticut||Sr.|
|OG||Mark Wetterer *||Louisville||Sr.|
|QB||Zach Collaros *||Cincinnati||Jr.|
|RB||Jordan Todman *||Connecticut||Jr.|
|DL||Jabaal Sheard *||Pittsburgh||Sr.|
|DL||Chris Neild||West Virginia||Sr.|
|LB||J.T. Thomas||West Virginia||Sr.|
|CB||Keith Tandy||West Virginia||Jr.|
|S||Robert Sands||West Virginia||Jr.|
|* unanimous selection|
|ALL-BIG EAST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM|
|WR||Tavon Austin||West Virginia||So.|
|WR||Jock Sanders||West Virginia||Sr.|
|OT||Don Barclay||West Virginia||Jr.|
|QB||Geno Smith||West Virginia||So.|
|DL||Scooter Berry||West Virginia||Sr.|
|DL||Bruce Irvin||West Virginia||Jr.|
|CB||Brandon Hogan||West Virginia||Sr.|