MORGANTOWN-Former-Parkersburg High School standout, and two-time winner of the Hunt Award, Josh Jenkins was one of 13 West Virginia University football players honored as part of the Phil Steele All-Big East team.
Phil Steele's Football Preview is one of the nation's most informative preseason football magazines and has always released Preseason, Midseason and Postseason All-American teams as well as All-Conference teams.
Jenkins, a two-year starter for the old gold and blue, was selected as a member of the second team offensive line. He was joined on the second unit by sophomore slot receiver Tavon Austin.
First team selections for the Mountaineers included first-year starting quarterback Geno Smith, center Joe Madsen and tackle Don Barclay on offense as well as linebacker J.T. Thomas and cornerback Keith Tandy on defense.
Third team members include senior running back Noel Devine, receiver Jock Sanders, guard Eric Jobe and tackle Jeff Braun on offense and junior college transfer Bruce Irvin and safeties Terence Garvin and Robert Sands on defense.
Senior Greg Pugnetti was chosen as the third team punter.
The Phil Steele Postseason All-American teams are slated to be released at 4 p.m. today.