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MAC Football 2016 All-Conference Team

Cooper Rush

Cooper Rush

The balance of power in the MAC clearly resides in the West Division this season, as 38 of the selections on Athlon’s projected all-conference team for 2016 come from the league’s top three teams – Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan. The Rockets lead the MAC with 15 selections, while the Huskies check in at No. 2 with 12. Bowling Green takes the top spot among East Division programs with 10 selections on Athlon’s All-MAC team.  

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Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the MAC last week. Now, it’s time to take a look at the best of the best and honor the top players in the league with a release of first, second, third and fourth all-conference teams for 2016.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2016. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2016 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

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Athlon's 2016 All-MAC Team

 

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

Fourth-Team Offense

QB

Zach Terrell WMU 

Cooper Rush CMU 

Drew Hare NIU 

Thomas Woodson Akron 

RB

Kareem Hunt Toledo 

Jamauri Bogan WMU 

Warren Ball Akron 

Darian Green Ball State 

RB

Joel Bouagnon NIU 

Terry Swanson Toledo 

A.J. Ouellette Ohio 

Fred Coppet BGSU 

AP

Jerome Lane (WR) Akron 

Jordan Johnson (RB) Buffalo 

Shaq Vann (RB) EMU  

Alfonso Smith (RB) Miami 

WR

Corey Davis WMU 

Jesse Kroll CMU 

Marcus McGill Buffalo 

JoJo Natson Akron 

WR

Kenny Golladay NIU 

Sebastian Smith Ohio 

KeVonn Mabon Ball State 

Jordan Reid Ohio 

WR

Ronnie Moore BGSU 

Cody Thompson Toledo 

Rokeem Williams Miami 

Corey Willis CMU 

C

Tim McAuliffe BGSU 

John Keenoy WMU 

James O'Hagan Buffalo 

Mitch Palmer Miami 

OL

Jacob Bennett BGSU 

Mike Ebert Toledo 

Josh Ruka NIU 

Reno Reda Kent State 

OL

Taylor Moton WMU 

Zach Hovey Miami 

Troy Watson Ohio 

Ryan Hunter BGSU 

OL

Levon Myers NIU 

Drake Miller Ball State 

Logan Dietz BGSU 

Paul Perschon Toledo 

OL

Storm Norton Toledo 

Darien Terrell EMU 

Max Scharping NIU 

Chukwuma Okorafor WMU 

 

First-Team Defense

Second-Team
Defense

Third-Team Defense

Fourth-Team Defense

DL

J.T. Jones Miami 

Ikeem Allen Miami 

Luke Maclean EMU 

Brandon Crawford Buffalo 

DL

Jamal Marcus Akron 

Treyvon Hester Toledo 

Terrance Bush BGSU 

Earl Moore Toledo 

DL

Josh Posley Ball State 

Pat O'Connor EMU 

Tarell Basham Ohio 

Kurt Laseak Ohio 

DL

Terence Waugh Kent State 

Se'Von Pittman Akron 

Keion Adams WMU 

Joe Ostman CMU 

LB

Quentin Poling Ohio 

Brandon Berry Buffalo 

Sean Folliard NIU 

Jeremi Powell Toledo 

LB

Austin Valdez BGSU 

Blair Brown
Ohio 

Paul Moses Miami 

Elcee Refuge Kent State 

LB

Sean Wiggins Ball State 

Jaylen Coleman Toledo 

Trenton Greene BGSU 

Caleb Bailey WMU 

CB

Shawun Lurry NIU 

Darius Phillips WMU 

Heath Harding Miami 

DeAndre Scott Akron 

CB

Demetrius Monday Kent State 

Boise Ross Buffalo 

Najee Murray Kent State 

Amari Coleman CMU 

S

Asantay Brown WMU 

Tony Annese CMU 

Ryan Williamson Buffalo 

Martez Hester Ball State 

S

Nate Holley Kent State 

DeJuan Rogers Toledo 

Brandon Mayes NIU 

Zach Guiser Akron 

 

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

Fourth-Team Specialists

K

Christian Hagan NIU 

Jameson Vest Toledo 

Brian Eavey CMU 

Morgan Hagee Ball State 

P

Joe Davidson BGSU 

Austin Barnes EMU 

Kyle Schmidt Ball State 

Nick Ellis Toledo 

KR

Aregeros Turner NIU 

KeVonn Mabon Ball State 

Darius Phillips WMU 

Diontae Johnson Toledo 

PR

Corey Jones Toledo 

JoJo Natson Akron

Corey Lacanaria Ball State 

Shawun Lurry NIU 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2016 All-MAC Team

 

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Akron

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Ball State

Offense: 0 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Bowling Green

Offense: 3 Defense: 1  Sp. Teams: 1 

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1  Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Buffalo

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Central Michigan

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Eastern Michigan

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Kent State

Offense: 0 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Miami

Offense: 0  Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1  Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Northern Illinois

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 2

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 3  Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Ohio

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1  Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Toledo

Offense: 2  Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 3 Defense: 3 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 0 Defense: 0 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 1 Defense: 2 Sp. Teams: 2

Western Michigan

Offense: 3 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 2 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0

Offense: 0 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 1

Offense: 1 Defense: 1 Sp. Teams: 0