Three Bulls were named to the All-Mid-American Conference Football Team on Wednesday. Khalil Mack was named to the first team while Steven Means and Alex Neutz each earned second-team honors.
It is the second straight year Mack has been named to the first team. Mack led the Bulls in tackles with 94 (61st in the nation). He led the MAC in tackles for loss with 21 (3rd in the nation) and ranked fifth in the conference with eight sacks (29th in the nation). He also ranked second in the MAC with four forced fumbles.
Steven Means came on strong towards the end of the season and the push got him named All-MAC for the first time. The senior had 77 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and three blocked kicks – all career highs. The Buffalo native ranked eighth in the MAC in sacks and sixth in tackles for loss.
Neutz is also a first-time All-MAC player. The Junior tied for the MAC lead with 11 receiving touchdowns, ranked second in the MAC in receiving yards per game (92.3) and ranked seventh in the conference in receptions per game (5.9). For most of the season Neutz was the only Buffalo receiving threat of note.
With 1,015 yards in 2012, Neutz became just the third player in school history to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in a single season – joining Roosevelt and Drew Haddad.