Dec. 8, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - University of Connecticut senior center Moe Petrus (St. Laurent, Que.), senior defensive lineman Kendall Reyes (Nashua, N.H.) and senior kicker Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) have been named to the First Team All-BIG EAST Conference football team. It marks the second-straight season that Teggart and Reyes have been named first team while Petrus was a second team pick in 2010.
Six Huskies were name to the All-BIG EAST Second Team: junior cornerback Dwayne Gratz (Piscataway, N.J.), junior tight end Ryan Griffin (Londonderry, N.H.), redshirt freshman tailback Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.), senior offensive tackle Mike Ryan (Tamaqua, Pa.), junior defensive lineman Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn.) and sophomore punter Cole Wagner (York, Pa.). Ryan was named to an all-conference team for the second-straight year.
Petrus has been a mainstay on the Husky offense line during his career as he made 52-straight career starts and 39 at center. During his career, he blocked for five individual 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
Reyes started 42 games during his UConn career and was third on the UConn team with 13.5 tackles for loss while making 46 total tackles. For his career, he had 31.5 tackles for a loss - tenth in school history.
Teggart, like Petrus and Reyes, was a four-year standout and holds the UConn career records for field goals (74), extra points (128) and points (349). Teggart kicked a field goal in 22 of his final 25 collegiate games and had multiple field goals in eight games this year and had 11 career games with three or more field goals.
McCombs rushed for 1,115 yards this season - the ninth-highest in school single-season history and the second among freshmen at UConn.
Gratz made 53 tackles on the season and had three interceptions while Griffin was third on the UConn team with 33 receptions for three touchdowns. Ryan was a steady presence on the offensive line to help McCombs to his rushing totals while Wagner averaged 41.1 yards per punt with 21 inside the 20-yard line.