Seven players were named to the two all-Big East teams, while Jasper Howard was posthumously named the captain of the teams, the Big East announced on Wednesday.
Howard, who was stabbed to death in the early hours of Oct. 18, was a junior cornerback at UConn.
"We regard the Big East conference as the biggest family in collegiate athletics," said commissioner John Marinatto. "As a family, we wanted to respectfully remember Jasper Howard and honor his memory. In naming him the honorary captain of the 2009 all-Big East Team, we have memorialized his name in Big East conference history."
The team was assembled through voting by the conference's eight head coaches. Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis, a freshman, was named both the Big East offensive player of the year and the rookie of the year - the first player to do so since Michael Vick, from Virginia Tech, won both in 1999.
Pittsburgh defensive linemen Greg Romeus and Mick Williams shared defensive player of the year honors, Cincinnati wide receiver Mardy Gilyard won special teams player of the year honors for the second consecutive season and Cincinnati's Brian Kelly became the first coach to win three consecutive coach of the year awards and third coach overall to win the award three times.
Pittsburgh had 13 players honored on the two teams, the most of any school. Cincinnati was second with 11 players honored; West Virginia had 10, UConn had seven, USF had six, Syracuse had four, Rutgers had three and Louisville had one.
Offense Pos. - Player, School WR - Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati WR - Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh OT - Jason Pinkston, Pittsburgh OT - Anthony Davis, Rutgers OG - Zach Hurd, Connecticut OG - John Malecki, Pittsburgh C - Chris Jurek, Cincinnati TE - Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh QB - Tony Pike, Cincinnati QB - Bill Stull, Pittsburgh RB - Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh RB - Noel Devine, West Virginia K - Tyler Bitancurt, West Virginia RS - Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
Defense Pos. - Player, School DL - Lindsey Witten, Connecticut DL - Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh DL - Mick Williams, Pittsburgh DL - Jason Pierre-Paul, USF DL - Arthur Jones, Syracuse LB - Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut LB - Adam Gunn, Pittsburgh LB - Kion Wilson, USF LB - J.T. Thomas, West Virginia CB - Aaron Berry, Pittsburgh CB - Devin McCourty, Rutgers CB - Brandon Hogan, West Virginia S - Aaron Webster, Cincinnati S - Robert Sands, West Virginia P - Rob Long, Syracuse
Offense Pos. - Player, School WR - Armon Binns, Cincinnati WR - Tim Brown, Rutgers OT - Jeff Linkenbach, Cincinnati OT - Selvish Capers, West Virginia OG - Alex Hoffman, Cincinnati OG - Jason Kelce, Cincinnati OG - Ryan Bartholomew, Syracuse C - Samson Genus, USF TE - Ben Guidugli, Cincinnati TE - Nate Byham, Pittsburgh QB - Jarrett Brown, West Virginia RB - Andre Dixon, Connecticut RB - Jordan Todman, Connecticut K - Dan Hutchins, Pittsburgh RS - Trent Guy, Louisville
DEFENSE Pos. - Player, School DL - Ricardo Mathews, Cincinnati DL - Gus Mustakus, Pittsburgh DL - George Selvie, USF DL - Chris Neild, West Virginia LB - Greg Lloyd, Connecticut LB - Derrell Smith, Syracuse LB - Reed Williams, West Virginia CB - Robert McClain, Connecticut CB - Jerome Murphy, USF S - Dom DeCicco, Pittsburgh S - Nate Allen, USF P - Scott Kozlowski, West Virginia