2023 All-MAC College Football Midseason Team and Individual Honors

The 2023 Midseason All-MAC College Football Honors takes a look at the best performances we've seen at the midway point of the 2023 season.

MACtion continues as the college football season rolls past its midway point in October. The best we’ve seen from the MAC is highlighted below in our 2023 Midseason All-MAC College Football Honors.

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Midseason MAC Football Team Honors for 2023

  • Midseason Player of the Year
    Dequan Finn, QB, Toledo
  • Midseason Offensive Player of the Year
    Peny Boone, RB, Toledo
  • Midseason Defensive Player of the Year
    Bryce Houston, LB, Ohio
  • Midseason Newcomer of the Year
    Gage Larvadain, WR, Miami (OH)
  • Midseason Coach of the Year
    Jason Candle, Toledo

Midseason MAC Offense

  • Quarterback of the Year
    Dequan Finn, QB, Toledo
  • Running Back of the Year
    Peny Boone, RB, Toledo
  • Wide Receiver of the Year
    Jerjuan Newton, Toledo
  • Tight End of the Year
    Tanner Koziol, Ball State
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year
    John Champe, G, Northern Illinois
  • Offensive Line of the Year
    Northern Illinois Huskies
  • Offensive Newcomer of the Year
    Gage Larvadain, WR, Miami (OH)

Midseason First-Team All-MAC Offense

QB: Dequan Finn, Toledo
RB: Peny Boone, Toledo
RB: Antario Brown, Northern Illinois
WR: Gage Larvadain, Miami (OH)
WR: Jerjuan Newton, Toledo
WR: Chrishon McCray, Kent State
TE: Tanner Koziol, Ball State
FLEX: Terion Stewart, Bowling Green
OT: Nick Rosi, Toledo
G: John Champe, Northern Illinois
C: Parker Titsworth, Ohio
G: Kurt Danneker, Ohio
OT: Brian Dooley, Eastern Michigan

Midseason Second-Team All-MAC Offense

QB: Brett Gabbert, Miami (OH)
RB: Jalen Buckley, Western Michigan
RB: Rashad Amos, Miami (OH)
WR: Kacper Rutkiewicz, Northern Illinois
WR: Junior Vandeross III, Toledo
WR: Miles Cross, Ohio
TE: Blake Bosma, Western Michigan
FLEX: Marlyn Johnson, Buffalo
OT: Nolan Potter, Northern Illinois
G: J.J. Lippe, Northern Illinois
C: Pete Nygra, Northern Illinois
G: Vinny Sciury, Toledo
OT: Jay Amburgey, Ohio

Midseason Third-Team All-MAC Offense

QB: Kurtis Rourke, Ohio
RB: Marquez Cooper, Ball State
RB: Myles Bailey, Central Michigan
WR: Joe Wilkins Jr., Miami (OH)
WR: Kenneth Womack, Western Michigan
WR: Darrell Harding Jr., Buffalo
TE: Austin Hence, Western Michigan
FLEX: Ron Cook Jr., Buffalo
OT: Corey Stewart, Ball State
G: John Hofer, Western Michigan
C: Jacob Gideon, Western Michigan
G: Trevor Campbell, Western Michigan
OT: Jack Sherwin, Western Michigan

Midseason Honorable Mention All-MAC Offense

QB: Cole Snyder, Buffalo
QB: Rocky Lombardi, Northern Illinois
RB: Ron Cook Jr., Buffalo
RB: Samson Evans, Eastern Michigan
RB: Gavin Garcia, Kent State
RB: Lorenzo Lingard, Akron
WR: Odieu Hiliare, Bowling Green
WR: Anthony Sambucci, Western Michigan
WR: Tyson Davis, Central Michigan
WR: Jasaiah Gathings, Akron
WR: Tanner Knue, Eastern Michigan
WR: Hamze El-Zayat, Eastern Michigan
TE: Chris Carter, Northern Illinois
TE: Harold Fannin Jr., Bowling Green
FLEX: Ta’ron Keith, Bowling Green
FLEX: Sieh Bangura, Ohio
OT: Isaiah Wright, Buffalo
OT: Shedrick Rhodes Jr., Ohio
G: Taran Tyo, Ball State
G: Gabe Wallace, Buffalo
C: Devan Rogers, Toledo
C: Broderick Jordan, Eastern Michigan
G: Ben Frank, Akron
G: Keegan Smith, Central Michigan
OT: David Nwaogwugwu, Toledo
OT: Damon Kaylor, Ball State

Midseason MAC Defense

  • Midseason Defensive Lineman of the Year
    Jacques Bristol, DT, Central Michigan
  • Midseason Linebacker of the Year
    Bryce Houston, Ohio
  • Midseason Cornerback of the Year
    Tyler Potts, Ball State
  • Midseason Safety of the Year
    Devin Grant, Buffalo
  • Midseason Defensive Line of the Year
    Toledo Rockets
  • Midseason Secondary of the Year
    Miami RedHawks
  • Midseason Defensive Newcomer of the Year
    Raion Strader, CB, Miami (OH)

Midseason First-Team All-MAC Defense

EDGE: Brian Ugwu, Miami (OH)
EDGE: Sidney Houston Jr., Ball State
DT: Jacques Bristol, Central Michigan
DT: Darius Alexander, Toledo
LB: Bryce Houston, Ohio
LB: Ty Wise, Miami (OH)
LB: Dallas Gant, Toledo
CB: Tyler Potts, Ball State
CB: Raion Strader, Miami (OH)
CB: Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo
S: Devin Grant, Buffalo
S: Michael Dowell, Miami (OH)
FLEX: Joe Andreessen, Buffalo

Midseason Second-Team All-MAC Defense

EDGE: Caiden Woullard, Miami (OH)
EDGE: Vonnie Watkins, Ohio
DT: Judge Culpepper, Toledo
DT: Rayyan Buell, Ohio
LB: Matt Salopek, Miami (OH)
LB: Joe Sparacio, Eastern Michigan
LB: Cole Pearce, Ball State
CB: Capone Blue, Kent State
CB: Yahsyn McKee, Miami (OH)
CB: Bennett Walker, Eastern Michigan
S: Tate Hallock, Western Michigan
S: Austin Brawley, Ohio
FLEX: CJ Nunnally, Akron

Midseason Third-Team All-MAC Defense

EDGE: Terrance Taylor, Toledo
EDGE: Jeremiah Peters, Toledo
DT: Peyton Price, Eastern Michigan
DT: Mason Nelson, Western Michigan
LB: Bryan McCoy, Akron
LB: Kyle Moretti, Central Michigan
LB: Devin Nicholson, Kent State
CB: Jalen Huskey, Bowling Green
CB: Jordan Oladokun, Bowling Green
CB: Torrie Cox Jr., Ohio
S: Emmanuel McNeil-Warren, Toledo
S: Quentavious Scandrett, Eastern Michigan
FLEX: Shaun Dolac, Buffalo

Midseason Honorable Mention All-MAC Defense

EDGE: Michael Heldman, Central Michigan
EDGE: Shane Bonner, Ohio
EDGE: Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan
EDGE: Max Michael, Buffalo
DT: Terray Jones, Akron
DT: James Ester, Northern Illinois
DT: Jack Sape, Ball State
DT: Daymond Williams, Buffalo
LB: Antavious Fish, Akron
LB: Keionte Newson, Ball State
LB: Darren Anders, Bowling Green
LB: Khalil Saunders, Kent State
LB: Shammond Cooper, Akron
LB: DaRon Gilbert, Northern Illinois
CB: RJ Delancy III, Toledo
CB: D.J. Miller Jr., Kent State
CB: Keni-H Lovely, Western Michigan
CB: Charles McCartherens, Buffalo
CB: Tanke Pearson, Ohio
CB: Tyson Durant, Akron
S: Nate Valcarcel, Northern Illinois
S: Aaron Wofford, Western Michigan
S: Jordan Riley, Ball State
S: Alex Branch, Kent State
FLEX: Cashius Howell, Bowling Green
FLEX: Keye Thompson, Ohio

Midseason MAC Special Teams

  • Midseason Kicker of the Year
    Graham Nicholson, Miami (OH)
  • Midseason Punter of the Year
    Ryan Kingston, Eastern Michigan
  • Midseason Specialist of the Year
    Marion Lukes, Central Michigan

Midseason First-Team All-MAC Specialists

Kicker: Graham Nicholson, Miami (OH)
Kickoff Specialist: Ryan Kingston, Eastern Michigan
Punter: Mitchell Tomasek, Eastern Michigan
Kick Returner: Marion Lukes, Central Michigan
Punt Returner: Hamze El-Zayat, Eastern Michigan
Special Teamer: Emmanuel McNeil-Warren, Toledo

Midseason Second-Team All-MAC Specialists

Kicker: Andrew Glass, Kent State
Kickoff Specialist: Graham Nicholson, Miami (OH)
Punter: Tom Foley, Northern Illinois
Kick Returner: Jaylon Jackson, Eastern Michigan
Punt Returner: Gage Larvadain, Miami (OH)
Special Teamer: Quinton Cannon, Western Michigan

Midseason Third-Team All-MAC Specialists

Kicker: Luke Pawlak, Toledo
Kickoff Specialist: Andrew Glass, Kent State
Punter: Anthony Venneri, Buffalo
Kick Returner: Jacquez Stuart, Toledo
Punt Returner: Kacper Rutkiewicz, Northern Illinois
Special Teamer: Nasir Bowers, Toledo

Midseason Honorable Mention All-MAC Specialists

Kicker: Alan Anaya, Bowling Green
Kickoff Specialist: Alex McNulty, Buffalo
Punter: Lucas Borrow, Ball State
Kick Returner: Hamze El-Zayat, Eastern Michigan
Punt Returner: Jhaylin Embry, Bowling Green
Special Teamer: Silas Walters, Miami (OH)

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