Six UT players earn All-MAC selectionsWritten by Jason Mack | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mid-American Conference announced its postseason awards today with UT receiving five First Team All-MAC selections.
Junior Eric Page led the way with three first team honors at wide receiver, kickoff return specialist and punt return specialist. Page caught 112 passes for 1123 yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games this season and completed a 33-yard touchdown pass. He returned 18 punts for 196 yards and a touchdown and had 30 kick returns for 703 yards. Page also gained 10 yards rushing for 2032 total yards for the Rockets.
Senior Mike VanDerMeulen was named first team at offensive tackle and Desmond Marrow at defensive back. Marrow led the defense with 78 tackles, 14 pass breakups and three interceptions.
Senior running back Adonis Thomas and sophomore center Zac Kerin was named Second Team All-MAC. Thomas had 963 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in nine games this season. He also caught 28 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown.
Junior defensive lineman T. J. Fatinikun was a repeat selection as Third Team All-MAC.
Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish was named First Team All-MAC and won the Vern Smith Leadership Award and Offensive Player of the Year. Defensive Player of the Year honors went to defensive lineman Drew Nowak of Western Michigan.
Eastern Michigan’s Ron English was named Coach of the Year. Ohio kicker Matt Weller is the Special Teams Player of the Year, and Bowling Green running back Anthon Samuel is the Freshman of the Year.