USF football is jst about at the midway point of the season and Phil Steele has released his Midseason All-Big East football team with nine Bulls making the list.
Senior offensive guard Jeremiah Warren is the only Bull to make the first team. Wide receiver Sterling Griffin and linebacker Mike Lanaris were both second team selections, while the third team was well represented with offensive players QB B.J. Daniels, running backs Darrell Scott, Demetris Murray, and offensive lineman Chaz Hine making the list with linebacker DeDe Lattimore and true freshman Elkino Watson representing the defense.
USF senior offensive guard Jeremiah Warren, who was the lone Bull to be selected to the first team, has started every game at guard and part of an offensive line that helped USF to 147 rushing yards against Ball State, helped USF offense post a BIG EAST record 745 yards of total offense against FAMU, and was a big part in the offense posting three-straight 500+ yard games (Ball State, FAMU and UTEP).
Bulls redshirt sophomore Sterling Griffin leads the team with 27 receptions and 357 yards through five games after sitting out last season with an ankle injury. He recorded a career-high 109 yards on five receptions at Pittsburgh, becoming the18th Bull in program history to notch a 100+yard receiving game and first since teammate A.J. Love did in 2009.
Junior linebacker Mike Lanaris, a first-year starter, leads the team with 40 tackles, while also adding a sack and an interception. He also has two games where he's recorded double-digit tackles so far this season
Bulls' junior quarterback B.J. Daniels is having a bounce back season. He has thrown for 1,294 yards, with eight touchdowns against just one interception and has also added 258 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Daniels was voted BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Ball State.
Junior back Darrell Scott Darrell Scott leads the team with 424 yards and 5 TDS. Against Florida A&M as he racked up a career-high 146 rushing yards and three rushing TDs, to go along with an 84-yard TD reception. Scott became the first player in USF history to post both a rushing and receiving TD over 50 yards in a season.
Junior Back Demetris Murray is third on the team after rushing for 255 yards and three TDs on 52 carries over the first five games in 2011.
Senior offensive lineman Chaz Hine moved from guard to center during 2011 Fall camp, and has started in every game this season at Center and is part of an offensive line that helped USF to 147 rushing yards against Ball State, helped USF offense post a BIG EAST record 745 yards of total offense against FAMU, and was a big part in the offense posting three-straight 500+ yard games (Ball State, FAMU and UTEP).
Bulls' sophomore linebacker DeDe Lattimore is second on the team with 31 total tackles, an also had an interception against Notre Dame, and a forced fumble and a pass break-up against Ball State.
USF true freshman defensive tackle Elkino Watson leads the teams in tackles for a loss and currently has the most TFL by a true freshman in the NCAA with 6.5. He's also fourth in the team with 26 total tackles to go with one sack and 1 QB hurry.