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Four Eagles Make First Team All-Big East

Chris Hovan is the first BC player to garner first-team All-Big East honors for three consecutive years.

Chris Hovan is the first BC player to garner first-team All-Big East honors for three consecutive years.

Dec. 1, 1999

CHESNUT HILL, Mass. -- Boston College defensive end Chris Hovan and safety Pedro Cirino join running back Cedric Washington and offensive tackle Darnell Alford on the first-team All-BIG EAST football team, the league announced Wednesday. Offensive guard Paul Zukauskas and linebacker Frank Chamberlin were named second-team selections.

After completing an 11-0 regular season, Virginia Tech won all five BIG EAST individual awards. The Hokies' Michael Vick (Offense, Rookie), Corey Moore (Defense) and Shayne Graham (Special Teams) were honored as Players of the Year. Tech head coach Frank Beamer was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year.

Hovan becomes the first BC player ever to garner first-team All-BIG EAST honors for three consecutive years. The 6-3, 290-pound Rocky River, Ohio senior led the team with 11 sacks and finished with 75 tackles (47 solos) and 47 TFLs. He was a unanimous selection to the first team. The 5-11, 201-pound Cirino, a native of Jersey City, N.J., finished the regular season second on the team in tackles (91).

Washington (5-10, 201, Holyoke, Mass.), who led the Eagles in rushing with 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns on the year, is joined on the first-team offense squad by Alford (6-4, 339, Fredericksburg, Va.).

1999 ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

WR-Latef Grim, Pittsburgh
WR-Santana Moss, Miami
OT-Mark Baniewicz, Syracuse
OG-Richard Mercier, Miami
C-Ty Wise, Miami
OG-Shaun O'Hara, Rutgers
OT-Darnell Alford, Boston College
TE-Daniel Franks, Miami
QB-Michael Vick, Virginia Tech
RB-Shyrone Stith, Virginia Tech
RB-Avon Cobourne, West Virginia
RB-Cedric Washington, Boston College
PK-Shayne Graham, Virginia Tech
KR/PR-Ricky Hall, Virginia Tech

DEFENSE

DL-Corey Moore, Virginia Tech
DL-Chris Hovan, Boston College
DL-John Engelberger, Virginia Tech
DL-Duke Pettijohn, Syracuse
LB-Barrett Green, West Virginia
LB-Keith Bulluck, Syracuse
LB-Nate Webster, Miami
CB-Hank Poteat, Pittsburgh
CB-Anthony Midget, Virginia Tech
S-Ramon Walker, Pittsburgh
S-Pedro Cirino, Boston College
P-Jimmy Kibble, Virginia Tech

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

WR-Andre Davis, Virginia Tech
WR-Khori Ivy, West Virginia
OT-Tim Leach, Temple
OG-Paul Zukauskas, Boston College
C-Keith Short, Virginia Tech
OG-Matt Lehr, Virginia Tech
OT-Dave Kadela, Virginia Tech
TE-Anthony Becht, West Virginia
QB-Mark Bulger, West Virginia
RB-James Jackson, Miami
RB-Kevan Barlow, Pittsburgh
PK-Jay Taylor, West Virginia
KR/PR-Santana Moss, Miami

DEFENSE

DL-Damione Lewis, Miami
DL-Demond Gibson, Pittsburgh
DL-Wayne Hampton, Rutgers
LB-Michael Hawkes, Virginia Tech
LB-Dan Morgan, Miami
LB-Jamel Smith, Virginia Tech
LB-Frank Chamberlin, Boston College
CB-Mike Rumph, Miami
CB-Ike Charlton, Virginia Tech
S-Edward Reed, Miami
S-Al Blades, Miami
P-Mark Fazzolari, West Virginia
P-Greg DeBolt, Pittsburgh

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