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MAC Football 2017 All-Conference Team

Athlon projects the best of the MAC for 2017.

The favorites to win the 2017 MAC title feature a couple of familiar faces in Toledo, Western Michigan and Ohio, but Miami is a team to watch after winning six of its final seven games last year. The RedHawks feature 14 players on Athlon’s 2017 All-MAC team, which is tied with Western Michigan for the most of any team in the league. Eastern Michigan and Ohio are tied for second with 12 selections, while Toledo is third with 10 players. 

 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2017. 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 2017.

 

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year.

 

MAC Football 2017 All-Conference Team
 

First-Team

Offense

Second-Team

Offense

Third-Team

Offense

Fourth-Team

Offense

QB

Logan Woodside

Toledo 

Brogan Roback

EMU 

Gus Ragland

Miami 

Thomas Woodson

Akron 

RB

Jarvion Franklin

WMU 

Terry Swanson

Toledo 

Shaq Vann

EMU 

Warren Ball

Akron 

RB

James Gilbert

Ball State 

Jamauri Bogan

WMU 

A.J. Ouellette

Ohio 

Jordan Huff

NIU 

AP

Nick Holley

Kent State 

James Gardner (WR)

Miami 

Josh Cleveland (RB)

BGSU 

Alonzo Smith (RB)

Miami 

WR

Cody Thompson

Toledo 

Jon'Vea Johnson

Toledo 

Sergio Bailey

EMU 

Dieuly Aristilde

EMU 

WR

Scott Miller

BGSU 

Corey Willis

CMU 

Papi White

Ohio 

A.J. Wolf

Akron 

TE

Tyler Conklin

CMU 

Donnie Ernsberger

WMU 

Ryan Smith

Miami 

Jared Murphy (WR)

Miami 

C

John Keenoy

WMU 

James O'Hagan

Buffalo 

Derek Edwards

CMU 

Luke Shively

NIU 

OL

Jake Pruehs

Ohio 

Sam McCollum

Miami 

Kyle Ritz

Akron 

Stefano Millin

Kent State 

OL

Tim McAuliffe

BGSU 

Jimmy Leatiota

EMU 

Jordan Diamond

Miami 

Brandon Manosalvas

Buffalo 

OL

Max Scharping

NIU 

Elijah Nkansah

Toledo 

Vinnie Palazeti

Ball State 

Joe Lowery

Ohio 

OL

Chukwuma Okorafor

WMU 

Ryan Hunter

BGSU 

Nate Jeppesen

Toledo 

Luke Juriga

WMU 

 

First-Team

Defense

Second-Team

Defense

Third-Team

Defense

Fourth-Team

Defense

DL

Joe Ostman

CMU  

Ikeem Allen

Miami 

Kevin Robbins

Ohio 

Andre Turner

WMU 

DL

Jeremiah Harris

EMU 

Eric Assoua

WMU 

Cleon Aloese

Ohio 

William Lee

NIU 

DL

Anthony Winbush

Ball State 

Olasunkanmi Adeniyi

Toledo 

Marquise Moore

Toledo 

Darius Copeland

Akron 

DL

Jon Cunningham

Kent State 

Gus Schwieterman

BGSU 

Nate Trawick

Miami 

Chris Ford

Buffalo 

LB

Quentin Poling

Ohio 

Ja'Wuan Woodley

Toledo 

Junior McMullen

Miami 

Chad Moore

Ohio 

LB

Ulysees Gilbert

Akron 

Robert Spillane

WMU 

De'Andre Montgomery

Miami 

Jarrett Franklin

Buffalo 

LB

Malik Fountain

CMU 

Khalil Hodge

Buffalo 

Asantay Brown

WMU 

Kyle Rachwal

EMU 

DB

Darius Phillips

WMU 

Josh Cox

CMU 

Justin Tranquill

WMU 

Vince Calhoun

EMU 

DB

Heath Harding

Miami 

Javon Hagan

Ohio 

Trevon Mathis

Toledo 

Marc Walton

Ball State 

DB

Amari Coleman

CMU 

Tony Reid

Miami 

Jason Beck
EMU 

Demetrius Monday

Kent State 

DB

Shawun Lurry

NIU 

Jerrell Foster

Kent State 

Jamari Bozeman 

BGSU 

Zach Guiser

Akron 

 

First-Team

Specialists

Second-Team

Specialists

Third-Team

Specialists

Fourth-Team

Specialists

K

Louie Zervos

Ohio 

Paul Fricano

EMU 

Tom O'Leary

Akron 

Morgan Hagee

Ball State 

P

Joe Davidson

BGSU 

Austin Barnes* 

EMU 

Michael Farkas

Ohio 

Derek Adams

Kent State 

KR

Maurice Thomas

Miami 

Darius Phillips

WMU 

Van Edwards

Akron 

Blake Banham

EMU 

PR

Darius Phillips

WMU 

Chad Beebe

NIU 

Zaquon Tyson

Kent State 

Papi White

Ohio 

 

Team-by-Team Breakdown of Athlon's 2017 All-MAC Team
  First Second Third Fourth

Akron

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 2

Offense: 3

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Ball State

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Bowling Green

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1 

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Buffalo

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Central Michigan

Offense: 1

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Eastern Michigan

Offense:  0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 2

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

Kent State

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Miami

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 3

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Northern Illinois

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Ohio

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Toledo

Offense: 2

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 3

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 0 

Defense: 0

Special Teams: 0

Western Michigan

Offense: 3

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 2

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 1

Offense: 0

Defense: 2

Special Teams: 0

Offense: 1

Defense: 1

Special Teams: 0

 

* Eastern Michigan punter Austin Barnes is no longer with the team.

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 22:03

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