ESPN.com Big East all-freshman team

We talked a lot about the big dogs on the All-Big East teams on Wednesday. Now it's time to honor the pups.

Here are my choices for the top freshmen by position in the Big East this year. True and redshirt freshmen are eligible:


QB: Chas Dodd, Rutgers

RB: Jordan Thomas, Rutgers

RB: Jeremy Wright, Louisville

WR: Jeremy Deering, Rutgers

WR: Devin Street, Pittsburgh

WR: Stedman Bailey, West Virginia

OL: Kevin Friend, Connecticut

OL: Antwan Lowery, Rutgers

OL: Cole Bowers, West Virginia

OL: Macky MacPherson, Syracuse

TE: Brock DeCicco, Pittsburgh


DL: Shamar Stephen, Connecticut

DL: Brandon Dunn, Louisville

DL: B.J. Butler, Louisville

DL: Ryne Giddins, South Florida

LB: Marquis Spruill, Syracuse

LB: DeDe Lattimore, South Florida

DB: Devan Drane, Cincinnati

DB: Taylor Mack, Connecticut

DB: Hakeem Smith, Louisville

DB: Mark Joyce, South Florida

DB: Jeremi Wilkes, Syracuse


K: Ross Krautman, Syracuse

P: Kyle Sullivan, Rutgers

KR: Prince-Tyson Gulley, Syracuse

PR: Terrence Mitchell, South Florida