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ESPN Previews Big East Offensive Players Of The Year

This week, ESPN previewed some potential Big East Offensive Player of the Year award candidates. Among those, of course, was Pitt running back Ray Graham. After a fast start to last season before injury derailed his year, Graham has become the favorite by many to be the top offensive player in the conference. But according to fans, he'll have some serious competition to win the award.

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In ESPN's poll, Graham significantly trails Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the vote as top offensive player. Graham also is tied with South Florida signal-caller B.J. Daniels.

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Had Graham not sustained last season's injury, he'd probably garner a bit more recognition. But fans and media are (and, rightfully so) a bit concerned to see if his knee will hold up. The case for Graham is simple: if healthy, he has the chance to be the most dynamic talent in the conference.

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For more on Pitt football, check out SB Nation blog, Cardiac Hill.

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