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Seven Eagles Earn All-BIG EAST

Kicker Mike Sutphin was one of three Eagles who earned first team all-BIG EAST honors today.

Kicker Mike Sutphin was one of three Eagles who earned first team all-BIG EAST honors today.

Nov. 29, 2000

PROVIDENCE, RI - Boston College senior offensive guard Paul Zukauskas, sophomore running back William Green and senior kicker Mike Sutphin were named to the 2000 all-BIG EAST Conference first team today as the league released its postseason awards.

The Eagles had a total of seven players honored as senior offensive guard Paul LaQuerre, sophomore center Dan Koppen, senior offensive tackle Michael Cook and senior tight end Robert Ellis were all named to the second team.

The seven selections for the Eagles were the most on all-BIG EAST teams since the 1994 Boston College squad had eight selections. The Boston College offensive line had four of its five starters earn some sort of BIG EAST recognition.

Fresh off its first outright BIG EAST Championship since 1994, Miami has earned accolades in four of five conference individual awards. Seniors Santana Moss (offensive and special teams player of the year) and Dan Morgan (defensive player of the year) were recognized, while head coach Butch Davis was named BIG EAST coach of the year. Pittsburgh's Antonio Bryant and Lee Suggs of Virginia Tech also shared offensive honors, while West Virginia's Grant Wiley was named BIG EAST rookie of the year.

All selections are made by the league's head coaches, who are not permitted to vote for their own players.

2000 BIG EAST FOOTBALL AWARDS

BIG EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR ANTONIO BRYANT, PITTSBURGH, Sophomore, WR, 6-2, 180, Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern SANTANA MOSS, MIAMI, Senior, WR, 5-10, 180, Miami, Fla./Carol City LEE SUGGS, VIRGINIA TECH, Sophomore, RB, 6-0, 201, Roanoke, Va./William Fleming

BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR **DAN MORGAN, MIAMI, Senior, LB, 6-3, 245, Coral Springs, Fla./Taravella

BIG EAST SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR **SANTANA MOSS, MIAMI, Senior, PR, 5-10, 180, Miami, Fla./Carol City

BIG EAST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR GRANT WILEY, WEST VIRGINIA, Freshman, LB, 6-1, 230, Trappe, Pa./Perkiomen Valley

BIG EAST COACH OF THE YEAR BUTCH DAVIS, MIAMI - 50-20 (.714) - Sixth season

2000 ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/High School/Junior College WR Santana Moss Miami 5-10 180 Sr. Miami, Fla./Carol City WR Antonio Bryant Pittsburgh 6-2 185 So. Miami, Fla./Miami Northwestern OT Dave Kadela Virginia Tech 6-6 287 Sr. Dublin, Ohio/Coffman/Fork Union MA OG JoaquinGonzalez Miami 6-5 290 Jr. Miami, Fla./Columbus C Jeff McCurley Pittsburgh 6-5 290 Sr. Enon Valley, Pa./Mohawk OG Paul Zukauskas Boston College 6-6 306 Sr. Weymouth, Mass./Boston College HS OT Bryant McKinnie Miami 6-9 330 Jr. Woodbury, N.J./Woodbury/Lackawanna JC TE Jeremy Shockey Miami 6-5 240 So. Ada, Okla./Ada/NE Oklahoma JC QB Ken Dorsey Miami 6-5 195 So. Orinda, Calif./Miramonte RB Lee Suggs** Virginia Tech 6-0 207 So. Roanoke, Va./William Fleming RB William Green Boston College 6-1 215 So. Atlantic City, N.J./Holy Spirit PK Mike Sutphin Boston College 6-2 197 Sr. Ellicott City, Md./Loyola Academy KR/PR Santana Moss Miami 5-10 180 Sr. Miami, Fla./Carol City

DEFENSE DL Damione Lewis** Miami 6-3 295 Sr. Sulphur Springs, Texas/Sulphur Springs DL Dwight Freeney**Syracuse 6-1 245 Jr. Bloomfield, Conn./Bloomfield DL David Pugh Virginia Tech 6-3 271 Jr. Madison Heights, Va./Amherst County DL Bryan Knight Pittsburgh 6-2 230 Jr. Buffalo, N.Y./St. Joseph's LB Dan Morgan** Miami 6-3 245 Sr. Coral Springs, Fla./Taravella LB M. Greenwood Syracuse 6-1 234 Sr. Freeport, N.Y./Freeport LB Clifton Smith Syracuse 6-2 254 So. Freeport, N.Y./Freeport LB Ben Taylor Virginia Tech 6-2 226 Jr. Bellaire, Ohio/Bellaire CB Will Allen Syracuse 5-10 190 Sr. Syracuse, N.Y./Corcoran CB Mike Rumph Miami 6-2 200 Jr. Delray Beach, Fla./Atlantic S Edward Reed Miami 6-0 190 Jr. Destrehan, La./Destrehan S Al Blades Miami 6-2 205 Sr. Plantation, Fla./Plantation P Freddie Capshaw Miami 5-11 180 So. Rock Springs, Wyo./Rock Springs

** - unanimous selection

2000 ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE Pos. Player School Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown/High School/Junior College WR Reggie Wayne Miami 6-1 195 Sr. Marrero, La./John Ehret WR Khori Ivy West Virginia 6-3 195 Sr. Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton Community OT Matt Lehr Virginia Tech 6-2 285 Sr. Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge OG Paul LaQuerre Boston College 6-3 292 Sr. West Barnstable, Mass./West Barnstable C Dan Koppen Boston College 6-3 288 So. Whitehall, Pa./Whitehall OG Rich Mazza Rutgers 6-3 280 Sr. Bethlehem, Pa./Notre Dame OT Michael Cook Boston College 6-5 325 Sr. Walpole, Mass./Walpole TE Browning Wynn Virginia Tech 6-3 230 Jr. Jonesville, Va./Lee TE Robert Ellis Boston College 6-5 253 Sr. Baytown, Texas/Robert E. Lee QB Michael Vick Virginia Tech 6-1 214 So. Newport News, Va./Warwick RB James Jackson Miami 5-11 215 Sr. Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Central/Fork Union MA RB Avon Cobourne West Virginia 5-9 195 So. Cherry Hill, N.J./Holy Cross PK Carter Warley Virginia Tech 5-11 184 Fr. Richmond, Va./Fork Union KR/PR Andr? Davis Virginia Tech 6-1 199 Jr. Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna

DEFENSE DL Duke Pettijohn Syracuse 6-2 251 Sr. Mattapan, Mass./West Roxbury DL Russell Newman Temple 6-2 253 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa./Northeast DL Chad Beasley Virginia Tech 6-5 277 Jr. Gate City, Va./Gate City DL Eric Downing Syracuse 6-4 306 Sr. Paterson, N.J./Coffeyville CC DL Rickie Simpkins Syracuse 6-3 302 Sr. Middle Village, N.Y./Christ the King LB Gerald Hayes Pittsburgh 6-3 235 So. Paterson, N.J./Passaic County Tech LB LeVar Talley Temple 5-11 223 Sr. Philadelphia, Pa./Bishop McDevitt LB Wesley RobertsonRutgers 6-2 225 Sr. Camden, N.J./Woodrow Wilson CB Leonard Myers Miami 6-0 200 Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard CB R. Whitaker Virginia Tech 5-9 193 So. Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor S Ramon Walker Pittsburgh 6-0 195 So. Akron, Ohio/John R. Buchtel S Cory Bird Virginia Tech 5-10 219 Sr. Mays Landing, N.J./Oakcrest P Mark Fazzolari West Virginia 6-0 190 So. Washington, Pa./Chartiers Houston

Ties in the voting created additional positions for offensive player of the year, linebacker (first team), defensive line (second team) and tight end (second team).

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