Continuing our series examining the Top 25 Big East players from the 2010 season. Remember, this list is based on last year's performance only, with an emphasis on high-impact players.
Dave Teggart, K, Connecticut, Sr.
2010 numbers: Connected on 25-of-31 field goals; led the league in scoring and field goals made.
Preseason rank: Not ranked
Making the case for Teggart: A kicker in the Top 25 list? Have I gone mad? Not at all. Special teams are a huge part of the game, especially in a league with as much parity as the Big East in 2010. And nobody had a better weapon in the kicking game than UConn had with Teggart.
It must be said that Teggart didn't have a great first half to 2010. He missed five kicks in the first seven games, including a pair in the loss at Temple. But when it mattered most, he was money. Teggart drilled 16 of his final 17 attempts on the season, including the game winners against West Virginia and South Florida. No Huskies fan will ever forget his 52-yarder to beat the Bulls in Tampa in the final regular-season game.
Teggart has long had the biggest leg in the Big East, and he was the only kicker in the league to make an attempt from beyond 50 yards this season (in fact, he did it twice against USF). When remembering reasons why the Huskies claimed their first-ever BCS bid, don't forget the kicker.
No. 25: Zach Hurd, OG, Connecticut