The Big East's best: No. 20, Andre Dixon

A postseason ranking of the Big East's Top 30 players ...

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Andre Dixon, RB, Connecticut, Sr.

Preseason ranking: NR

Why him here: Dixon was another guy who entered 2009 with several question marks.

After leading UConn in rushing as a sophomore, he disappeared his junior year behind Donald Brown. In Randy Edsall's doghouse early and again late because of an arrest, Dixon was hoping to redeem himself as a senior.

And that's exactly what he did. He rushed for 1,093 yards and 14 touchdowns, joining teammate Jordan Todman in going over the 1k mark. Dixon memorably ran for 114 yards and the winning score at Notre Dame, and he had 126 yards and a score in the Papajohns.com Bowl victory over South Carolina.

At 6-foot-1, 210 pounds and the ability to run for tough yards, Dixon should get a chance to run on Sundays.

No. 21: Bill Stull, QB, Pittsburgh

No. 22: Nate Allen, S, South Florida

No. 23: Marcus Easley, WR, Connecticut

No. 24: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

No. 25: Jarrett Brown, QB, West Virginia

No. 26: George Selvie, DE, South Florida

No. 27: Kion Wilson, LB, South Florida

No. 28: Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh

No. 29: Lindsey Witten, DE, Connecticut

No. 30: Jeff Linkenbach, OT, Cincinnati