Four Eagles Make First Team All-Big East
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
WR-Latef Grim, Pittsburgh
DL-Corey Moore, Virginia Tech
WR-Andre Davis, Virginia Tech
DL-Damione Lewis, Miami