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MAC Football 2022 All-Conference Team

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The 2022 All-MAC Team is headlined by 14 selections each from Northern Illinois and Toledo. The Huskies and the Rockets aren't the only teams with double-digit selections, as Kent State (13), Western Michigan (12), Bowling Green (11), Miami (11) and Central Michigan (10) all reached 10 or more picks on the All-MAC Team for '22. 

Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for 2022. 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 2022.

An important note on the all-conference teams: These are based on how players will perform in 2022. Career statistics and awards matter in the evaluation, but choosing players for the 2022 all-conference team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year. Also, team strength does not play a role in selections. These are the best individual players at each position in the league for '22.

MAC Football 2022 All-Conference Team

First-Team Offense

QB Brett Gabbert, Miami (Ohio)
RB Lew Nichols III, Central Michigan
RB Marquez Cooper, Kent State
WR Hassan Beydoun, Eastern Michigan
WR Dante Cephas, Kent State
WR Trayvon Rudolph, Northern Illinois
TE Christian Sims, Bowling Green
C Rusty Feth, Miami (Ohio)
OL Sidy Sow, Eastern Michigan
OL Nolan Potter, Northern Illinois
OL Brian Dooley, Eastern Michigan
OL Logan Zschernitz, Northern Illinois

First-Team Defense

DL Jamal Hines, Toledo
DL Desjuan Johnson, Toledo
DL Daymond Williams, Buffalo
DL Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan
DL Karl Brooks, Bowling Green
LB Darren Anders, Bowling Green
LB James Patterson, Buffalo
LB Corvin Moment, Western Michigan
CB Davon Ferguson, Bowling Green
CB Jordan Gandy, Northern Illinois
S CJ Brown, Northern Illinois
S Jordan Anderson, Bowling Green

First-Team Specialists

K John Richardson, Northern Illinois
P Luke Elzinga, Central Michigan
KR Trayvon Rudolph, Northern Illinois
PR Devin Maddox, Toledo

Second-Team Offense

QB Rocky Lombardi, Northern Illinois
RB Sean Tyler, Western Michigan
RB Harrison Waylee, Northern Illinois
WR Corey Crooms, Western Michigan
WR Mac Hippenhammer, Miami (Ohio)
WR Dallas Dixon, Central Michigan
TE Tristian Brank, Akron
C Jamezz Kimbrough, Central Michigan
OL Caleb Shaffer, Miami (Ohio)
OL Dylan Deatherage, Western Michigan
OL Tyler Long, Toledo
OL Jacob Gideon, Western Michigan

Second-Team Defense

DL James Ester, Northern Illinois
DL John Wesley Whiteside, Central Michigan
DL Walter Haire, Bowling Green
LB Dyontae Johnson, Toledo
LB Bubba Arslanian, Akron
LB Zaire Barnes, Western Michigan
LB Matthew Salopek, Miami (Ohio)
LB Brandon Martin, Ball State
CB Amechi Uzodinma II, Ball State
CB Dorian Jackson, Western Michigan
S Tariq Drake, Ohio
S Maxen Hook, Toledo

Second-Team Specialists

K Marshall Meeder, Central Michigan
P Nick Mihalic, Western Michigan
KR Ja'Shaun Poke, Kent State
PR Jalen Walker, Miami (Ohio)

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Third-Team Offense

QB Dequan Finn, Toledo
RB Carson Steele, Ball State
RB La'Darius Jefferson, Western Michigan
RB Antario Brown, Northern Illinois
WR/AP Jayshon Jackson, Ball State
WR Devin Maddox, Toledo
WR Quian Williams, Buffalo
WR Tyrone Broden, Bowling Green
TE Jack Coldiron, Miami (Ohio)
C Jakari Robinson, Bowling Green
OL Ethan Crowe, Ball State
OL Zach Whaley, Kent State
OL Marques Cox, Northern Illinois
OL Gabe Wallace, Buffalo

Third-Team Defense

DL Braden Fiske Western Michigan
DL Austin Ertl, Miami (Ohio)
DL Tavion Woodard, Ball State
DL Max Michel, Buffalo
DL Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan
LB Bryce Houston, Ohio
LB Clayton Coll, Ball State
LB Cannon Blauser, Ohio
CB Donte Kent, Central Michigan
CB Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo
S Nate Bauer, Toledo
S Dean Clark, Kent State

Third-Team Specialists

K Andrew Glass, Kent State
P Jonah Wieland, Ohio
KR Ron Cook, Buffalo
PR Hassan Beydoun, Eastern Michigan

Fourth-Team Offense

QB Collin Schlee, Kent State
RB Xavier Williams, Kent State
RB Ron Cook, Buffalo
RB Jonzel Norrills, Akron
RB Terion Stewart, Bowling Green
WR Dylan Drummond, Eastern Michigan
WR Yo'Heinz Tyler, Ball State
WR Shocky Jacques-Louis, Akron
WR Ja'Shaun Poke, Kent State
TE Joel Wilson, Central Michigan
C Sam Allan, Kent State
OL Jaylen Turner, Ball State
OL Mitchell Berg, Toledo
OL Owen Murphy, Akron
OL Nick Rosi, Toledo
OL Kurt Danneker, Ohio

Fourth-Team Defense

DL Judge Culpepper, Toledo
DL George Wolo, Buffalo
DL Andre Carter, Western Michigan
DL Robi Stuart, Central Michigan
DL Thomas Incoom, Central Michigan
DL CJ West, Kent State
DL Victor Jones, Akron
LB Ryan McWood, Miami (Ohio)
LB Kyle Pugh, Northern Illinois
LB Nick Rattin, Northern Illinois
LB Brock Horne, Bowling Green
CB Montre Miller, Kent State
CB Ja'don Rucker-Furlow, Miami (Ohio)
CB Kempton Shine, Eastern Michigan
S Nico Bolden, Kent State
S Jahmin Muse, Buffalo

Fourth-Team Specialists

K Alex McNulty, Buffalo
P Dom Dzioban, Miami (Ohio)
KR Jacquez Stuart, Toledo
PR Jhaylin Embry, Bowling Green

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