2017 CFN All-MAC Team, Top 30 Players & Coach Of The Year

2017 CFN All-MAC Team, Top 30 Players & Coach Of The Year

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2017 CFN All-MAC Team, Top 30 Players & Coach Of The Year


Who were the MAC’s best and brightest stars of the 2017 season? It’s the CFN All-MAC Team & Top 30 Players.


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All-MAC Offensive Player of the Year

QB Logan Woodside, Sr. Toledo

It wasn’t the 45 touchdown season of two years ago, but he still threw for more yards than anyone in the MAC by a mile, and he led the way to a conference championship. The veteran hit 65% of his passes for 3,758 yards and 28 touchdowns with five picks.

CFN All-MAC Defensive Player of the Year

DE Sutton Smith, Soph. Northern Illinois

The nation’s best pass rusher, the 6-0, 225 pound new star made 56 tackles and returned two fumbles for scores. Oh yeah … and he led the nation with 14 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss.

2017 CFN MAC Coach of the Year

Terry Bowden, Akron

Without a whole bunch of talent to work with, he turned an okay team that won five games into the MAC East champion. The Zips might have been blown out by Toledo in the title game, but they beat Ohio in the game they had to have. And now he has Akron in a bowl game.


CFN All-MAC Offense

QB Logan Woodside, Sr. Toledo

RB Jarvion Franklin, Sr, WMU

RB Terry Swanson, Sr. Toledo

WR Anthony Johnson, Jr. Buffalo

WR Diontae Johnson, Soph. Toledo

TE Shane Wimann, Sr. Northern Illinois

OT Elijah Nkansah, Sr. Toledo

OT Max Scharping, Jr. Northern Illinois

OG Chukwuma Okorafor, Sr. WMU

OG Jimmy Leatiota, Jr. Eastern Michigan

C Jake Pruehs, Sr. Ohio


CFN All-MAC Defense

DE Sutton Smith, Soph. NIU

DT Ikeem Allen, Sr. Miami Univ.

DT Jon Cunningham, Sr. Kent State

DE Anthony Wimbush, Sr. Ball State

LB Ulysses Gilbert III, Jr. Akron

LB Khalil Hodge, Jr. Buffalo

LB Quentin Poling, Sr. Ohio

CB Amari Coleman, Sr. Central Michigan

S Josh Cox, Sr. Central Michigan

S Brody Hoying, Soph. Eastern Michigan

CB Darius Phillips, Sr. Western Michigan


CFN All-MAC Special Teams

PK Jameson Vest, Jr. Toledo

P Joseph Davidson, Sr. Bowling Green

KR Darius Phillips, Sr. Western Michigan

PR Danzel McKinley-Lewis, Soph. Toledo


2017 CFN MAC Top 30 Players

1. DE Sutton Smith, Soph. NIU

2. QB Logan Woodside, Sr. Toledo

3. LB Khalil Hodge, Jr. Buffalo

4. QB Nathan Rourke, Soph. Ohio

5. DE Anthony Wimbush, Sr. Ball State

6. RB Terry Swanson, Sr. Toledo

7. DE Joe Ostman, Sr. Central Michigan

8. CB/KR Darius Phillips, Sr. WMU

9. RB Jarvion Franklin, Sr, WMU

10. OG Chukwuma Okorafor, Sr. WMU

11. QB Tyree Jackson, Soph. Buffalo

12. LB Ulysses Gilbert III, Jr. Akron

13. QB Shane Morris, Sr. Central Michigan

14. WR Anthony Johnson, Jr. Buffalo

15. S Josh Cox, Sr. Central Michigan

16. LB Quentin Poling, Sr. Ohio

17. WR Diontae Johnson, Soph. Toledo

18. DE Maxx Crosby, Soph. Eastern Michigan

19. DE Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, Jr. Toledo

20. LB Robert Spillane, Sr. Western Michigan

21. OT Max Scharping, Jr. Northern Illinois

22. LB Jim Jones, Jr. Kent State

23. CB Amari Coleman, Sr. Central Michigan

24. S Brody Hoying, Soph. Eastern Michigan

25. CB Brand Ellis, Sr. Ohio

26. WR Sergio Bailey, Sr. Eastern Michigan

27. DE Demone Harris, Sr. Buffalo

28. S Javon Hagan, Soph. Ohio

29. OT Elijah Nkansah, Sr. Toledo

30. S Alvin Davis, Soph. Akron

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