Last year this seemed so much less important. Maybe it was because we were getting pumped up for what would be UB's first ever MAC Championship, maybe it was because we were guaranteed a bowl, maybe it was the Ball State fans talking trash about our program. Still last season I could care less who got All-MAC let alone what team they were on. This year the UB fan in me has way more time on his hands.
UB First Team All-Mac Selections
Rack had a fair amount of work last season (for a tight end) but his surge this season took pressure off of the receivers and Zach Maynard. In my opinion this is probably the second or third biggest loss UB has going into next year
|Davonte Shannon (First Team Defensive Back): Shannon has been a first team All MAC player every season he has been at UB. Shannon was 4th among defensive back in total tackles (while leading UB).
In addition to tackles he led UB in tackles for Loss and Interceptions. Three times this season Shannon had games with ten or more tackles, he has a forced Fumble, a pair of Quarterback hurries, and several broken up passes. Basically Shannon moves all over the field, and make an impact where ends up standing.
UB Second Team All-Mac Selections
Considering the number of injuries the the O-Line suffered and the fact that Bittner was one of the few players to play in all 12 games Bittners job of holding the line together speaks of his play and his leadership.
His leadership over the past few years has been crucial to the rise of the UB program and its between Him, Hamlin, and Rack as to who is the second biggest loss this season.
UB Thirs Team All-Mac Selections
- Was it being sixth in the conference in yards?
- Was it being third among the top ten receivers in yards per catch?
- Was it the numerous circus catches?
- Was it being eighth in the conference in receptions per game?
No it was, likely, the fact that he played with two touchdown magnets (Roosevelt and Rack). Put Hamlin on most other MAC Teams (save maybe CMU, Bowling Green, and Toledo) and he is the main guy, pulls in 1K yards, and somewhere between 6-12 touchdowns.