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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