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MAC Football Awards

Below is a list of the Mid-American Conference's football award winners over the years. Each year the MAC hands out several football awards to the top coach, offensive and defensive players, the top freshman and the best leader. Browse the MAC football award winner list using the links below.


2004 -2003 -2002 -2001 -2000 -1999 -1998 -1997 -1996

MAC Coach of the Year Award Recipients, 1965-1995

MAC Offensive Player of the Year Award Recipients, 1965-1995

MAC Defensive Player of the Year Award Recipients, 1965-1995

MAC Freshman of the Year Award Recipients, 1982-1995

Vern Smith Leadership Award Recipients, 1982-1995


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2004 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
J.D. Brookhart, Akron

Vern Smith Leadership Award :
Charlie Frye, QB, Akron

Offensive Player of the Year:
Omar Jacobs, QB, Bowling Green

Defensive Player of the Year :
Jonathan Goddard, Marshall

Special Teams Player of the Year:
Ryne Robinson, KR/PR, Miami

Freshman of the Year :
Adell Givens, Ball State

 

2003 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
Terry Hoeppner, Miami

Vern Smith Leadership Award :
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Miami

Offensive Player of the Year:
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Miami

Defensive Player of the Year :
Jason Babin, DE, Western Michigan

Special Teams Player of the Year:
Steve Azar, Northern Illinois

Freshman of the Year :
Jerry Seymour, Central Michigan

 

2002 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
Joe Novak, Northern Illinois

Vern Smith Leadership Award :
Byron Leftwich, QB, Marshall

Offensive Player of the Year:
Byron Leftwich, QB, Marshall

Defensive Player of the Year :
Jason Babin, DE, Western Michigan

Special Teams Player of the Year:
Dan Sheldon, Northern Illinois

Freshman of the Year :
Aaron Leeper, Buffalo

 

2001 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
Urban Meyer, Bowling Green

Vern Smith Leadership Award:
Byron Leftwich, QB, Marshall

Offensive Player of the Year:
Byron Leftwich, QB, Marshall

Defensive Player of the Year:
Max Yates, LB, Marshall

Special Teams Player of the Year:
Dave Zastudil, P, Ohio
Steve Azar, K, Northern Illinois

Freshman of the Year:
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Miami

 

2000 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
Gary Darnell, Western Michigan

Vern Smith Leadership Award:
Robert Sanford, Western Michigan

Offensive Player of the Year:
Robert Sanford, Western Michigan

Defensive Player of the Year:
Dwight Smith, CB, Akron

Special Teams Player of the Year:
Justin McCareins, Northern Illinois

Freshman of the Year:
Talmadge Hill, Ball State

 

1999 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
Bob Pruett, Marshall

Vern Smith Leadership Award:
Chad Pennington, QB, Marshall

Offensive Player of the Year:
Chad Pennington, QB, Marshall

Defensive Player of the Year:
Dustin Cohen, Miami

Special Teams Player of the Year:
Dave Zastudil, P, Ohio

Freshman of the Year:
Brandon Payne, Akron

 

1998 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
Bob Pruett, Marshall

Vern Smith Leadership Award:
Travis Prentice, RB, Miami

Offensive Player of the Year:
Travis Prentice, RB, Miami

Defensive Player of the Year:
JoJuan Armour, Miami

Special Teams Player of the Year:
Brad Selent, K, Western Michigan

Freshman of the Year:
Kurt Gerling, Bowling Green

 

1997 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
Gary Pinkel, Toledo

Vern Smith Leadership Award:
Randy Moss, WR, Marshall

Offensive Player of the Year:
Randy Moss, WR, Marshall

Defensive Player of the Year:
JoJuan Armour, Miami

Freshman of the Year:
Robert Sanford, Western Michigan

 

1996 MAC Football Awards


MAC Coach of the Year:
Jim Grobe, Ohio

Vern Smith Leadership Award:
Brad Maynard, Ball State

Offensive Player of the Year:
Kareem Wilson, QB, Ohio

Defensive Player of the Year:
Brad Maynard, Ball State

Freshman of the Year:
Walt Church, Eastern Michigan
Tim Lester, QB, Western Michigan

 

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MAC Coach of the Year Recipients, 1965-1995

also see:The Mid-American Conference: "The Cradle of Coaches"

1995 - Gary Pinkel, Toledo
1994 - Dick Flynn, Central Michigan
1993 - Paul Schudel, Ball State
1992 - Gary Blackney, Bowling Green State
1991 - Gary Blackney, Bowling Green State
1990 - Herb Deromedi, Central Michigan
1989 - Paul Schudel, Ball State
1988 - Al Molde, Western Michigan
1987 - Jim Harkema, Eastern Michigan
1986 - Glen Mason, Kent State
1985 - Denny Stolz, Bowling Green State
1984 - Dan Simrell, Toledo
1983 - Bill Mallory, Northern Illinois
1982 - Denny Stolz, Bowling Green State
1981 - Chuck Stobart, Toledo
1980 - Herb Deromedi, Central Michigan
1979 - Chuck Stobart, Toledo
1978 - Dwight Wallace, Ball State
1977 - Ed Chlebek, Eastern Michigan
1976 - Elliot Uzelac, Western Michigan
1975 - Dave McClain, Ball State
1974 - Dick Crum, Miami
1973 - Bill Mallory, Miami
1972 - Don James, Kent State
1971 - Jack Murphy, Toledo
1970 - Frank Lauterbur, Toledo
1969 - Frank Lauterbur, Toledo
1968 - Bill Hess, Ohio
1967 - Frank Lauterbur, Toledo
1966 - Bill Doolittle, Western Michigan
1965 - Bo Schembechler, Miami

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MAC Offensive Player of the Year Recipients, 1965-1995

1995 - Wasean Tait, Toledo
1994 - Brian Pruitt, Central Michigan
1993 - Mike Neu, Ball State
1992 - Erik White, Bowling Green
1991 - Erik White, Bowling Green
1990 - Jeff Bender, Central Michigan
1989 - David Riley, Ball State
1988 - Tony Kimbrough, Western Michigan
1987 - Erik Wilkerson, Kent State
1986 - Terry Morris, Miami
1985 - Brian McClure, Bowling Green
1984 - Brian McClure, Bowling Green
1983 - Brian McClure, Bowling Green
1982 - Curtis Adams, Central Michigan
1981 - Sam Shon, Ohio
1980 - Mark O'Connell, Ball State
1979 - Gary Hogenboom, Central Michigan (Hogeboom) -more on Gary Hogeboom
1978 - Jerome Persell, Western Michigan & Dave Petzke, Northern Illinois
1977 - Jerome Persell, Western Michigan
1976 - Jerome Persell, Western Michigan
1975 - Gene Swick, Toledo
1974 - Gene Swick, Toledo
1973 - Paul Miles, Bowling Green
1972 - Bob Hitchens, Miami
1971 - Chuck Ealey, Toledo
1970 - Chuck Ealey, Toledo
1969 - Chuck Ealey, Toledo
1968 - Cleve Bryant, Ohio
1967 - John Schnieder, Toledo
1966 - Bruce Matte, Miami
1965 - Willie Asbury, Kent State

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MAC Defensive Player of the Year Recipients, 1965-1995

1995 - Johnnie Williams, Miami
1994 - Vince Palko, Bowling Green
1993 - Vince Palko, Bowling Green
1992 - Curt McMillian, Miami
1991 - Curt McMillian, Miami
1990 - Sean Mulhearn, Western Michigan
1989 - Greg Garnica, Ball State
1988 - Greg Garnica, Ball State
1987 - Greg Garnica, Ball State
1986 - Mark Garalczyk, Western Michigan
1985 - John Offerdahl, Western Michigan
1984 - Mark Brandon, Toledo
1983 - Brian Pillman, Miami
1982 - Ray Bentley, Central Michigan
1981 - John Zupancic, Miami
1980 - Kent McCormick, Miami & Mike Terra, Northern Illinois
1979 - Frank Lewandowski, Northern Illinois
1978 - Ken Kremer, Ball State
1977 - Jack Glowik, Miami
1976 - Aaron Bivins, Toledo
1975 - Shafer Suggs, Ball State
1974 - Brad Cousino, Miami
1973 - Brad Cousino, Miami
1972 - Jack Lambert, Kent
1971 - Mel Long, Toledo
1970 - Dick Adams, Miami & Phil Villapiano, Bowling Green
1969 - Joe Green, Bowling Green
1968 - Bob Babich, Miami
1967 - Tom Beutler, Toledo
1966 - Bob Rowe, Western Michigan
1965 - Bob Rowe, Western Michigan

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MAC Freshman of the Year Recipients, 1982-1995

1995 - Silas Massey, Central Michigan
1994 - Astron Whatley, Kent
1993 - Michael Blair, Ball State
1992 - Deland McCullough, Miami
1991 - Morrey Norris, Kent
1990 - Troy Parker, Toledo
1989 - Brad Tayles, Western Michigan
1988 - Jeff Bender, Central Michigan
1987 - Bernie Parmalee, Ball State
1986 - Patrick Young, Kent
1985 - Marshall Taylor, Northern Illinois
1984 - Pete Genatempo, Northern Illinois
1983 - Kelly Spielmaker, Western Michigan
1982 - Brian McClure, Bowling Green

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Vern Smith Leadership Award Winners, 1982-1995

(Jefferson Award, 1982-1986)

1995 - Wasean Tait, Toledo
1994 - Brian Pruitt, Central Michigan
1993 - Mike Neu, Ball State
1992 - Erik White, Bowling Green
1991 - Erik White, Bowling Green
1990 - Jeff Bender, Central Michigan
1989 - David Riley, Ball State
1988 - Tony Kimbrough, Western Michigan
1987 - Eric Wilkerson, Kent State
1986 - Terry Morris, Miami
1985 - Brian McClure, Bowling Green
1984 - Brian McClure, Bowling Green
1983 - Tim Tyrrell, Northern Illinois
1982 - Ray Bentley, Central Michigan

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