3. TOP MIDDLE TENNESSEE PLAYERS
Best Middle Tennessee Offensive Player
WR Ty Lee, Sr.
The team’s leading receiver has 213 grabs for 2,537 yards and 21 touchdowns as a three-year star, and now he has to do even more. Extremely quick – even after putting on 20 pounds since his freshman year – the 5-9, 178-pounder produces no matter how he gets the ball in his hands. He’s a runner, a kick and punt returner, and a No. 1 target who should be good for at least 70 grabs for the rebuilt passing game.
2. C Josh Fannin, Sr.
3. WR CJ Windham, Jr.
4. OT Amir Luckett, Sr.
5. RB Chaton Mobley, Soph.
Best Middle Tennessee Defensive Player
S Reed Blankenship, Jr.
Go ahead and put linebackers DQ Thomas, Khalil Brooks, or safety Jovante Moffatt here – once he’s in one piece after suffering a knee injury. The top stars are on the defensive side, and the 6-1, 195-pound Blankenship is the best returning playmaker, leading the team with 107 tackles as a good hitter who’s like an extra linebacker against the run. Along with all the stops, he came up with eight tackles for loss and four picks.
2. LB DQ Thomas, Jr.
3. LB Khalil Brooks, Sr.
4. S Jovante Moffatt, Sr.
5. DE Tyshun Render, Sr.