We have arrived at the top five in our countdown of the Top 25 players in the Big East. Just a few more days to go until we get to No. 1.
No. 5 Bruce Irvin, DE, West Virginia
Irvin emerged last season as a dominating presence at defensive end, ranking No. 2 in the nation with 14 sacks. But he was a situational player in 2010. Now he will be a full-time starter and have to prove himself all over again, especially on run defense. Irvin is up for the challenge, and has used his doubters as fuel this offseason.
"I know I’ve got a lot to do and I’ve got a lot to prove this year," Irvin says. "Everybody knows about me now so I'm not going to be a surprise. I’m going to have to work two or three times harder than I did last year. I’m taking proper steps and putting in the extra work."
No. 25 Dave Teggart, PK, UConn
No. 24 B.J. Daniels, QB, USF
No. 23 Tino Sunseri, QB, Pitt
No. 22 Victor Anderson, RB, Louisville
No. 21 Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati
No. 20 Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
No. 19 Jarred Holley, S, Pitt
No. 18 Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
No. 17 Julian Miller, DE, West Virginia
No. 16. D.J. Woods, WR, Cincinnati
No. 15 Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UConn
No. 14 Hakeem Smith, S, Louisville
No. 13 Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers
No. 12 Moe Petrus, C, UConn
No. 11 JK Schaffer, LB, Cincinnati
No. 10 Sio Moore, LB, UConn
No. 9 Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
No. 8 Ray Graham, RB, Pitt
No. 7 Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
No. 6 Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia