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Pitt football: 6 players win Big East honors

Six members of the Pittsburgh Panthers were bestowed All-Big East honors on Thursday. Two members of the team were named to the first team, while four earned second team honors.


Six members of the Pittsburgh Panthers were named to the All-Big East team on Thursday morning, according to an official announcement by the league.

Senior running back Ray Graham and junior defensive lineman Aaron Donald were included on the first team, while red-shirted seniors Mike Shanahan and Ryan Turnley, as well as red-shirted juniors Devin Street and Jason Hendricks were named to the second team.

This is the second consecutive year that Graham has been named to the first team. He earned this year's honor thanks to 1,042 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 222 attempts, in addition to 36 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns.

Donald was a member of the second team last year and managed to jump to the first team by leading the league in tackles for a loss (18.5) and registering 63 total tackles, 5.5 sacks and a team-leading 11 hurries.

For Hendricks, Shanahan, Street and Turnley, this was their first All-Big East honors.

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