Nine Mountaineers on All-Big East

West Virginia sophomore quarterback Patrick White was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year, headlining a group of nine Mountaineers who nabbed all league honors.

The All-Big East selections were made by the league's head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own players.

White is the second consecutive sophomore to earn Big East Offensive Player of the Year honors. Louisville quarterback Brian Brohm won the award in 2005. A Daphne, Ala. native, White was one of the nation's most prolific offensive players this season. He completed 109-of-164 passes (66.5 percent) for 1,524 yards and 11 touchdowns, in addition to rushing for 1,074 yards and 17 scores. White became the first player in Big East history to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 1,000 yards in the same season. He is the nation's only player to accomplish the feat this year. An '06 All- Big East First Team selection, the sophomore broke his own Big East record for rushing yards in a season by a quarterback (952 yards in 2005). He ranks eighth nationally in both scoring (9.3 ppg) and point responsibility (15.3 ppg) in '06. White is the second Mountaineer player to earn Offensive Player of the Year honors. WVU quarterback Rasheed Marshall took home the award in '04.

Joining White on the first team was senior safety Eric Wicks who was one of only two unanimous first team selections. Dan Mozes also earned first team honors – the third consecutive season in which he has done so. He is one of only 12 players in Big East history to achieve that distinction.

Joining White and Mozes on the first team offense were running back Steve Slaton and offensive lineman Jeremy Sheffey. Wide receiver Darius Reynaud, offensive lineman Ryan Stanchek and specialist Vaughn Rivers earned second team selections.

On the defense, Wicks was joined on the first team by defensive lineman Keilen Dykes. No Mountaineers made the second team defense.

Complete All-Big East Teams


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