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Mid-American Conference Awards

Known as: Mid-American Conference

Record*: 53 Years, 2770-3011-82, .479 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 2774-3007-82 by NCAA.

Bowls: 76 Bowls, 33-43-0, .434 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 2 (Preseason), 14 (Final), 161 (Total)

Award Winners

Year Award Player Pos School Summary
2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack LB Buffalo 56 Solo, 44 Ast, 10.5 Sk, 3 Int
2013 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Jordan Lynch QB Northern Illinois 253 Cmp, 404 Att, 2892 Yds, 24 TD, 8 Int
2012 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Chris Jones DL Bowling Green State 27 Solo, 15 Ast, 12.5 Sk, 0 Int
2012 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Jordan Lynch QB Northern Illinois 237 Cmp, 394 Att, 3138 Yds, 25 TD, 6 Int
2011 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Drew Nowak DL Western Michigan 38 Solo, 53 Ast, 8.5 Sk, 0 Int
2011 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Chandler Harnish QB Northern Illinois 237 Cmp, 384 Att, 3216 Yds, 28 TD, 6 Int
2010 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Roosevelt Nix DL Kent State 19 Solo, 24 Ast, 10.0 Sk, 0 Int
2010 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Chad Spann RB Northern Illinois 258 Att, 1388 Yds, 5.4 Avg, 22 TD
2009 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Adrian Robinson DL Temple 31 Solo, 15 Ast, 12.0 Sk, 1 Int
2009 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Dan Lefevour QB Central Michigan 318 Cmp, 456 Att, 3438 Yds, 28 TD, 7 Int
2008 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Larry English DL Northern Illinois 26 Solo, 11 Ast, 8.0 Sk, 0 Int
2008 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Nate Davis QB Ball State 258 Cmp, 401 Att, 3591 Yds, 26 TD, 8 Int
2007 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Clayton Mullins LB Miami (OH) 69 Solo, 74 Ast, 4.0 Sk, 0 Int
2007 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Dan Lefevour QB Central Michigan 355 Cmp, 543 Att, 3652 Yds, 27 TD, 13 Int
2006 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Ameer Ismail LB Western Michigan 55 Solo, 35 Ast, 17.0 Sk, 2 Int
2006 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Garrett Wolfe RB Northern Illinois 309 Att, 1928 Yds, 6.2 Avg, 18 TD
2005 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Dan Bazuin DL Central Michigan 52 Solo, 22 Ast, 16.0 Sk, 0 Int
2005 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Greg Jennings WR Western Michigan 98 Rec, 1259 Yds, 12.8 Avg, 14 TD
2004 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Jonathan Goddard DL Marshall 1 Int, 23 Yds, 1 TD
2004 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Omar Jacobs QB Bowling Green State 309 Cmp, 462 Att, 4002 Yds, 41 TD, 4 Int
2003 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Jason Babin DL Western Michigan
2003 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Ben Roethlisberger QB Miami (OH) 342 Cmp, 495 Att, 4486 Yds, 37 TD, 10 Int
2002 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Jason Babin DL Western Michigan
2002 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Byron Leftwich QB Marshall 331 Cmp, 491 Att, 4268 Yds, 30 TD, 10 Int
2001 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Max Yates LB Marshall
2001 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Byron Leftwich QB Marshall 315 Cmp, 470 Att, 4132 Yds, 38 TD, 7 Int
2000 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Smith DB Akron 10 Int, 208 Yds, 2 TD
2000 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Robert Sanford RB Western Michigan 293 Att, 1571 Yds, 5.4 Avg, 18 TD
1999 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Dustin Cohen LB Miami (OH)
1999 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Chad Pennington QB Marshall 275 Cmp, 405 Att, 3799 Yds, 37 TD, 11 Int
1998 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Jojuan Armour Miami (OH)
1998 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Travis Prentice RB Miami (OH) 365 Att, 1787 Yds, 4.9 Avg, 19 TD
1997 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Jojuan Armour LB Miami (OH)
1997 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Randy Moss WR Marshall 96 Rec, 1820 Yds, 19.0 Avg, 26 TD
1996 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Brad Maynard P Ball State 59 Punts, 2705 Yds, 45.8 Avg
1996 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Kareem Wilson QB Ohio 38 Cmp, 90 Att, 567 Yds, 7 TD, 2 Int
1995 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Johnnie Williams DB Miami (OH)
1995 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Wasean Tait RB Toledo 357 Att, 1905 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 20 TD
1994 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Vince Palko LB Bowling Green State
1994 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Brian Pruitt RB Central Michigan 292 Att, 1890 Yds, 6.5 Avg, 20 TD
1993 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Vince Palko LB Bowling Green State
1993 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Mike Neu QB Ball State 186 Cmp, 283 Att, 2148 Yds, 17 TD, 8 Int
1992 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Curt Mcmillan LB Miami (OH)
1992 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Erik White QB Bowling Green State 195 Cmp, 344 Att, 2380 Yds, 17 TD, 17 Int
1991 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Curt Mcmillan Miami (OH)
1991 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Erik White QB Bowling Green State 185 Cmp, 323 Att, 2204 Yds, 17 TD, 10 Int
1990 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Sean Mulhearn LB Western Michigan
1990 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Jeff Bender QB Central Michigan 145 Cmp, 262 Att, 1978 Yds, 15 TD, 8 Int
1989 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Greg Garnica LB Ball State
1989 MAC Offensive Player of the Year David Riley QB Ball State 149 Cmp, 256 Att, 1929 Yds, 13 TD, 7 Int
1988 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Greg Garnica LB Ball State
1988 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Tony Kimbrough QB Western Michigan 210 Cmp, 381 Att, 2831 Yds, 21 TD, 14 Int
1987 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Greg Garnica LB Ball State
1987 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Eric Wilkerson RB Kent State 244 Att, 1221 Yds, 5.0 Avg, 10 TD
1986 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Mark Garalczyk Western Michigan
1986 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Terry Morris QB Miami (OH) 193 Cmp, 308 Att, 2365 Yds, 19 TD, 10 Int
1985 MAC Defensive Player of the Year John Offerdahl LB Western Michigan
1985 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Brian McClure QB Bowling Green State 226 Cmp, 371 Att, 2674 Yds, 18 TD, 16 Int
1984 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Mark Brandon DB Toledo
1984 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Brian McClure QB Bowling Green State 263 Cmp, 414 Att, 2951 Yds, 21 TD, 13 Int
1983 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Brian Pillman Miami (OH)
1983 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Brian McClure QB Bowling Green State 298 Cmp, 466 Att, 3264 Yds, 16 TD, 16 Int
1982 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Ray Bentley LB Central Michigan
1982 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Curtis Adams RB Central Michigan 204 Att, 1090 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 10 TD
1981 MAC Defensive Player of the Year John Zupancic Miami (OH)
1981 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Sam Shon Ohio
1980 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Mike Terra (tie) Northern Illinois
1980 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Kent Mccormick (tie) Miami (OH)
1980 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Mark O'Connell Ball State
1979 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Frank Lewandowski Northern Illinois
1979 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Gary Hogeboom QB Central Michigan 92 Cmp, 150 Att, 1404 Yds, 9 TD, 5 Int
1978 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Ken Kremer Ball State
1978 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Jerome Persell (tie) RB Western Michigan 309 Att, 1346 Yds, 4.4 Avg, 6 TD
1978 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Dave Petzke (tie) WR Northern Illinois 91 Rec, 1215 Yds, 13.4 Avg, 11 TD
1977 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Jack Glowik Miami (OH)
1977 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Jerome Persell RB Western Michigan 264 Att, 1339 Yds, 5.1 Avg, 14 TD
1976 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Bivins Toledo
1976 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Jerome Persell RB Western Michigan 269 Att, 1505 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 19 TD
1975 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Shafer Suggs Ball State
1975 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Gene Swick QB Toledo 190 Cmp, 308 Att, 2487 Yds, 15 TD, 12 Int
1974 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Brad Cousino Miami (OH)
1974 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Gene Swick QB Toledo 178 Cmp, 287 Att, 2234 Yds, 13 TD, 13 Int
1973 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Brad Cousino Miami (OH)
1973 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Paul Miles RB Bowling Green State 250 Att, 1030 Yds, 4.1 Avg, 11 TD
1972 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Jack Lambert Kent State
1972 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Bob Hitchens RB Miami (OH) 326 Att, 1370 Yds, 4.2 Avg, 15 TD
1971 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Mel Long Toledo
1971 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Chuck Ealey (tie) QB Toledo 126 Cmp, 237 Att, 1821 Yds, 15 TD, 13 Int
1971 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Phil Villapiano (tie) Bowling Green State
1970 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Dick Adams Miami (OH)
1970 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Chuck Ealey QB Toledo 149 Cmp, 263 Att, 1898 Yds, 16 TD, 9 Int
1969 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Joe Green Bowling Green State
1969 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Chuck Ealey QB Toledo 88 Cmp, 168 Att, 1281 Yds, 11 TD, 7 Int
1968 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Bob Babich Miami (OH)
1968 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Cleve Bryant QB Ohio 98 Cmp, 200 Att, 1524 Yds, 14 TD, 5 Int
1967 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Tom Beutler Toledo
1967 MAC Offensive Player of the Year John Schneider QB Toledo 127 Cmp, 245 Att, 1650 Yds, 10 TD, 11 Int
1966 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Bob Rowe Western Michigan
1966 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Bruce Matte QB Miami (OH) 60 Cmp, 111 Att, 845 Yds, 11 TD, 4 Int
1965 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Bob Rowe Western Michigan
1965 MAC Offensive Player of the Year Willie Asbury RB Kent State 238 Att, 998 Yds, 4.2 Avg, 6 TD